There are some tactics on how to find a music video by describing it if you can’t remember the music video’s title and artist name. It is completely normal to forget things. None of us have super memories. Besides, a person may listen to more than 10,000 tracks in his/her lifetime. It is impossible to remember all the titles and artists of the songs.

As a result, we all have encountered the same problem of finding a particular song or music video. It could be a music video that you have watched in your childhood and remember vaguely about the song’s melody or a couple of sentences or few words from the lyrics. Or you may remember the model who acted in the music video.

There are popular tools like Shazam that identify a song by listening to it. But the app only works if you have a recording of the song. So, without knowing the song title, artist name, and song audio, it becomes harder to find the music video.

In this article, I will discuss how to find a music video by describing it so that you can go back to your sweet memories again.

Start By Identifying What You Know

Take a note of all the information you possibly remember about the music video you want to find. What’s the name of the artist? Can you remember any line from the verse or chorus of the song? Do you know the genre of the music video? In which year the music video was released? Who performed in the music video?

If you know any of this informations, it will narrow down the search list and give you higher probabilities of finding out the music video online.

Check Out Some Basic Searches

Type down a sentence or some words from the lyrics on global search engines like Google and hit the search button. If the lyrics are correct, Google will show you the most relevant results. There may be a million results. Investigate the first two pages. Don’t be upset if you don’t see anything. Then you have to work on narrowing the search.

Search By Keywords


Keywords can narrow down your search results. Add keywords to your search bar. Examples of keywords are 80’s rock song, 2000’s Electric Dance Music, Damien Rice’s romantic song, classical music, latest rap music, even top sad rock songs, top sad rap songs…etc. Searching by adding music genre, releasing year can give more relevant result.

Search On YouTube

YouTube is another quick way to locate a music video. We don’t say just tap on the search bar by clicking “YouTube search.”

This could be news for you, but you can simplify and narrow your YouTube searches so that advanced search operators can provide correct results.

The operators provide the date, sort, length, and functions of the upload. If you want to see the exact terms for the search results, then at the beginning and end of the keyword, add quotations (“) to it.

To filter your search results for even more accurate results, you can also press the button “Filter.” Only enter the search bar keyword and press the Filter button. Now you can click the filters to find what you are searching for.

Filters such as “Features” and “Length” proved very helpful to find long-lost YouTube videos!

Advanced Google Search

As with YouTube, you can be more precise by applying filters in Google Search.  Advanced Google Search helps to find your desired results faster.

With an Advanced Google Search, you can type words, select regions, last update time, exact keyphrase, and essential numbers. This helps to provide more accurate information.

Use A Song Identifier App

Song Identifier applications are developed to help users identify their favourite tracks and music videos, as their names suggest.

Unlike many search engines and applications, song identifier apps like Shazam can help you find your preferred song by humming on the microphone. Shazam uses an audio fingerprint based on a time-frequency graph called the spectrogram. Open the microphone from the app and hum for at least 10-15 seconds, and wait the same time for the results to appear based on the spectrogram. Based on your humming melody and singing lyrics, the app will suggest the title, artist and album of the song if it finds any match.  

In this same way, you can use Google Assistant to find your song. Simply say, “Hey Google, what is this song?” and hum the song. If the search engine identifies your voice, it will show you the page you are looking for.

Once you identify the song, finding the music video is only a single search away.

Search Up The Artist’s Discography

Sometimes we remember the artist but not the song. In this case, search the discography of the artist for the song. Check out the artist’s playlist on big music playing library apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer.

If you remember the actors and actresses performed on the music video, search by their names individually and check their career profiles. This research can lead you to your desired music video.

Ask On A Song Naming Community

Try on song naming communities such as Facebook, Reddit, and specialist pages such as Wat Zat Song and ask them about the music video. Ask them by describing the music video as clearly and elaborately as possible. If the community members fail to identify your music video, they may assist you with the advanced programs to find your song.

Final Move On How To Find A music Video By Describing It

If all of the above efforts fail, try this one. Music is a part of our social communication. A lot of songs have been introduced to us by our family members, friends, near and dear ones. Share with them to find out about the music video.

That wraps up the tactics of how to find a music video by describing it. Following those simple methods, you can find any music video by describing it.

Let us know in the comment section if you know any other methods to find a music video by describing it.

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  1. I don’t remember anything about the song except what happens in the video that’s all I remember no name even i can’t hum it please help me

    1. same, I just know it’s a person walking down a street at night and drumming, it’s official music video, and that’s it but if I try to google search it, nothing 🙁 I don’t know the band or anything, youtube recommended it to me once a long time ago and now I can’t find it anymore. sad times

  2. I’m trying to find the song from the 90s and pretty sure 3 colored guys were singing/rapping and all the back up dancers had white sports bras….

  3. I’ve got the same issue. I saw a video on YouTube within the past decade or so. It was 2 pianos in a small recording studio. There was a single camera man because they used their entire budget to rent the studio. The 2 men (I think) were sitting on the same piano bench but facing opposite directions.

  4. There was a song. Two blonde women were singing on a swing. They were dressed in elegant dresses and there were butterflies around. It’s not a very old song, probably around 2015. I tried to find it with keywords but I can’t find it.

  5. Ok- scene: guy in bar with hat on playing piano. Girl gets into fight with her boyfriend and picks up piano guy. They take off- they jump a fence at someone’s house, go to bed(?). The word “ beautiful” and I think “day” too. I think the artist is Jason someone? I’ve been looking for it for years. Help?

  6. Deceased son liked. Linkin Park sound Male singing its a good day why cant something go wrong … so hes not just waiting for the bad to happen. lovely pessimism Makes me smile and remember my son. Help me find

  7. Looking for the name of a song, video based in a science lab with people in incubator pods. Not much to go on I know
    please help

  8. searching for a video with opening scene similar to Michael Jackson’s Black and white – boy dressed in leather, sunglasses, plugs guitar into amplifier and house shakes

    1. I’m looking for a music video I think from the early 2000’s (maybe late 1990s to early 2000s? I just don’t remember)
      The video and music are very moody, deamlike, and the video features a tiny illuminated, seemingly 2 dimensional figure – I think near the end we see the sea. Don’t remember the group or the song. It’s been years since I last saw it.

  9. I’m looking for a song , it’s a group but I remember just a white woman and a black man rapping very good. It’s a funny clip that shows a man with a magic ball , that ball makes everyone happy , everybody’s dancing I remember a guy in a restaurant dancing like a fool and throwing fries and ketchup everywhere and that’s it hhhhh

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