Name that tune from a TV show or movie with TuneFind

Wondering what that song was that you heard during a TV show or movie? Head to TuneFind to find out.

Pop quiz: You are watching a TV show and hear a song playing in the background that you like but with which you are unfamiliar. Do you: A) interrupt your viewing of the episode and risk the ire of your spouse or significant other by quickly grabbing your phone and firing up Shazam before the song ends; or B) complete your viewing of the episode and head to TuneFind to find out the name and artist of the song?

If you answered "B," then let me tell you about TuneFind. It's a community-driven database of songs featured in TV shows and movies. Song information is submitted and validated by TuneFind users.

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Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET

At the site, you can use the search box at the top of the page to search for a TV show, movie, or artist. Or you can click on the Browse link to browse lists of those same categories, along with top 20 lists of the most popular songs from the past week, month, or year.

TV shows are neatly organized by season, but you may not always find what you are looking for. Unless a user has submitted a song for a particular episode, you won't find it listed. In such cases, you can post a question, but to do so you will need to create a free account. You will also need an account to add a song to the TuneFind database. A TuneFind account is not needed, however, to search and browse for songs.

Next to most songs is a green checkmark circle and a red X circle, which users can click to vote on whether the song information is correct or incorrect. Once enough votes are tallied to confirm a song, a green checkmark indicates that the song has been confirmed as correct by users. And if a song gets enough "no" votes, it is removed. (You don't need an account to cast votes.) Lastly, you can also click on a song title listed to hear a sample of it.

Signing up for an account requires an email address or logging in via Facebook.

Via Lifehacker.

 

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