It Goes Something Like This...

Name That Tune in Under 140 Characters

You have a song in your head. It goes something like this:

Dah, dah, dum dum, la, la
Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
Dah, dah, dum dum la-la-la

You don't know the title, but it's on the tip of your tongue. The only thing standing between you and insanity at time like this: LyricRat, a brilliant new service that's up for all the 140-character lyrical challenges you can throw at it.

Every time the words of some old song float through your skull, head to LyricRat.com (or easier still, tweet @lyricrat or IM LyricRat on AOL Instant Messenger). Type in as much of the song as you can remember—even "Yeah! Oh, Yeah!" is enough to return a match. (By the way, it's "Yeah! Oh, Yeah!" by the Magnetic Fields, so you were maddeningly close.)

LyricRat uses Microsoft's new Bing search engine to feed its encyclopedic musical knowledge. That means when it comes to more unique lyrics like "baby's got blue skies up ahead," you'll instantly know it's "Sweetest Thing" by U2. Sending "gaudy apartment complex" returns "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" by the Postal Service. And when you tweet "rub me the right way," you'll get Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle."

That's what you were looking for, right?

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