Google has begun displaying snippets of song lyrics right at the top of its search results pages. This means users can now search for song lyrics without leaving Google’s search results page.
In order to use the feature, simply head to Google’s home page and type the name of a song followed by the word “lyrics” — say, “Let It Be lyrics”. In return, Google will post those lyrics on the search result page. The lyrics are accompanied by a link to the song’s listing on Google Play Music where users are offered an option to buy the song from Google.
Google confirmed the feature saying “There’s a feeling you get when you turn to a song and you know that the words have two meanings. Well it’s whispered that now if you go search the tune, maybe Google will lead you to reason. Ooh, it makes you wonder…”
The feature however appears limited to a few songs for now, which indicates it is still a work in progress. It’s currently working for U.S. English users only.
The new feature comes as part of Google’s Knowledge Graph, which focuses on assisting users find answers to their questions and queries without having to dig through multiple search results.
Rival Microsoft also rolled out a similar feature to its search engine, Bing, sometime earlier this year, adding song lyrics above search results that link to third-party websites.