I know many of us have been in a situation where we’ve been trying to find out the name of a song and possibly even the name of the artist or band behind it, but no matter how hard we try, we just can’t figure it out. We may be able to sing or hum parts of the song, but that’s as far as we can get. Sound familiar? In the past, we used to have to contact friends and have them help us out, but now we can help ourselves thanks to fancy and advanced Web sites and mobile applications. I’ve used a service called midomi on my iPhone through an app that they’ve made available, and the good news is that you can make use of the same functionality in your Web browser thanks to their site.

Just like the mobile app, you can sing or hum around ten seconds of audio to help midomi do its thing and present you with results. Trust me, it works. In fact, the first few times that you use the service, you’ll probably be shocked by just how accurate it is at helping you to identify a song. Additional features enable you to create a profile, connect with other users, and even purchase music. It’s time to warm up those vocal cords.