Sing Along To Your Favorite Songs With Lyrics Plugin

How many times have you been listening to a song and wanted to sing along, but couldn’t because you didn’t know the words?  Even better is when you know most of the words but there are two or three that you just can’t get.  Those days are about to become history.

There is a powerful little plug-in that you can download for Windows Media Player that will show you the lyrics of the song as it plays.  Now don’t get too excited, this has been done before, but not with the incredible simplicity of Lyrics Plugin.

The simplicity of the name alone creates the ultimate summary for this add-on.  The completely free Lyrics Plugin holds a stamp of approval with a 4.5 star rating and over 150,000 downloads.


The installation for this plug-in is, as expected, incredibly easy.  Start by visiting the download site and clicking the lyricsplugin.exe link.  Once downloaded, run the installation and follow the onscreen prompts.  I chose the default configuration.

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Once complete, Lyrics Plugin will prompt you to determine if you want to start Windows Media Player.  You probably want to click Yes since you probably want to try the plugin you just installed.  :)

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After Windows Media Player finishes loading, select a song from your library.  You might need to click on the Now Playing tab to see the lyrics.  I tried over a dozen songs and the lyrics for all of them were found.  If you happen to find a song that the lyrics can’t be found for, Lyrics Plugin will offer you a Google link to help you with finding the lyrics online.

Here are two samples that I used.  If you are wondering why they are blurred, it’s because I don’t have permission from the artists to reproduce their work.  I think you can tell from the images though that the content is there.

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Try it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.  Do you have any recommendations for lyrics plug-ins for other media players?  Let us know in the comments!


Norm is a a Canadian IT professional with 12 years of experience under his belt as a Technology Architect, Microsoft Certified Application Developer and as an Analyst. He has written numerous articles for multiple technology blogs, in addition to his own blog


  1. minilyrics is much better, not exactly free but the trial is a full version and never runs out (does prompt for your to buy it tho)

  2. I’ve been using this since a long time ago, and I recommend it to everybody since it can display lyrics for almost my entire music library, you won’t be disappointed… but…

    The thing is that I recently bought an iPod and I can’t find a tool to embed the lyrics into the mp3 file so I can see the lyrics while listening to my iPod.. Can anybody please tell me if this issue has a solution? What can I use to solve this?

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