How to Identify a TikTok Sound: 11 Sound Finders That Work (2024)

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1Check the bottom of the TikTok video first.

2Shazam it.

3If you have an Android, ask Google Assistant.

4Try the Genius app.

5Search TikTok for some words or details from the song.

6Search the internet for the lyrics.

7Use SoundHound's Music Discovery app.

8Use the Musixmatch song identifier.

9Check trending sounds on TikTok.

10Check the hashtags.

11Look at Tokboard.com

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What is that song you heard on that TikTok video? For popular songs, you'll usually find the song name and artist at the bottom of the video. But what if you see "Original Audio" instead? Fortunately, there are several easy you can identify a sound on TikTok! Whether you're browsing TikTok on your computer, Android, or iPhone, this wikiHow guide will teach you how to use simple free tools to find a TikTok sound. you some tips and tricks to use so you can find the name or full version of a song on TikTok.

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  • Music identification tools like Shazam, Genius, Musixmatch, and SoundHound are great TikTok sound finders, and they're all free to use.
  • If the apps don't work, you can check the bottom of the screen or search in "Discovery" for any music or audio that's in the TikTok library.
  • If that fails, you can also search the internet for your audio clip. Just search for any words from the clip that you remember.

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Check the bottom of the TikTok video first.

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  1. If the clip is a song taken from the TikTok library, you'll see the song name and artist listed below the video. However, if the poster did any audio editing, you'll see "Original Audio" instead. And that won't help.

    • If the audio is from the TikTok library, you'll see that information when you tap the audio source. The library will list the audio's name and who originally posted it.
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  1. This free app for Android and iPhone is the most popular song-identification tool. Simply open the app, tap the Shazam button, and flip back to your TikTok video to get the song used.

    • If you have an Android, you can download Shazam from the Play Store.
    • Since Apple bought Shazam, this music recognition tool is built into iPhones and iPads! All you need to do is open Control Center, tap the Shazam button, then flip back to TikTok to get the audio from that video! Alternatively, you can say "Hey Siri, what's playing?"
    • If Music Recognition is not in your Control Center, add it by going to Settings > Control Center > Add Music Recognition. Using this requires iOS 14.2 or later.[1]

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If you have an Android, ask Google Assistant.

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  1. On your Android, press and hold the Home button and say, "Hey Google, what's this song?" Google Assistant will start listening for clues. If the Assistant recognizes the TikTok sound, it will display the artist and song title.[2]

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Try the Genius app.

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  1. When Shazam fails, Genius might succeed. If Shazam is unable to get the audio, you'll need to try other things, like using the free app for Android and iPhone called "Genius."

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Search TikTok for some words or details from the song.

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  1. If you can identify the chorus or some prominent lyrics, try searching TikTok for those words. To search for a sound, open TikTok, tap the "Discovery" icon (it looks like a magnifying glass), type in the phrase you remember, like "pretty best friends," and tap the Sounds' tab.

    • The resulting page shows you all the audio with that name. There's a high chance it's the first result.
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Search the internet for the lyrics.

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  1. If you can't find the song on TikTok by searching for lyrics, expand your search to the internet. Chances are great that you can find the TikTok sound online by searching for some lyrics. Simply enter the words that you remember in the search bar of your favorite browser and check the results.

    • This sort of song could also be identified with Shazam, Genius, Soundhound, or Musixmatch.
    • If the song doesn't have lyrics, you can try searching for words that describe the song and the word "instrumental." You can do this search on a search engine or even on the TikTok app to increase your chances.

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Use SoundHound's Music Discovery app.

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  1. SoundHound is less popular than Genius or Shazam is SoundHound, but works the same. similarly to the other apps, as it's free to download on the Google Play or App Store, and identifies the music that is playing.

    • Download SoundHound for Android from the Play Store, or for iPhone and iPad from the App Store.
    • Simply open the app, tap the SoundHound icon, and flip to TikTok to get the audio from the video.
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Use the Musixmatch song identifier.

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  1. Yet another free song-identifying app is called Musixmatch. This app is free to download and does a great job at identifying any song that's playing and displaying the lyrics.

    • You can download Musixmatch for Android from the Play Store or for iPhone and iPad from the App Store.

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Check trending sounds on TikTok.

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  1. You can see which sounds are trending on TikTok when creating a new video. Go through the process of creating a new video, even if you don't want to post it. Tap Add sound, and select TikTok Viral to see the most popular songs people are using.

    • The audio clips here will only be those licensed for commercial use, so that might not include the sound you're looking for.
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Check the hashtags.

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  1. Others might identify the voiceover or sound in the hashtags. This is the case with popular voiceovers; if they are used enough, they will enter the TikTok library. But before the voiceovers are in the library and become searchable, you might find information on them in hashtags.

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Look at Tokboard.com

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  1. https://tokboard.com lists the most popular and trending sounds on TikTok. Your answer might be there!

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    Jenna Jean Davis is a Social Media Influencer & Marketer and the Founder and CEO of Jenna Jean Marketing LLC. With over five years of experience, she specializes in organic social media marketing, TikTok marketing, and Instagram marketing. Jenna is also an established TikTok creator. Jenna earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Utah.

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    On your Home page, tap the looking glass icon at the top right hand corner. Search for “viral sounds” and the app will show you the current trending sounds. You can also tap the “Sounds” tab for a list that you can use.

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