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"Couldn't load the lyrics for this song" error in 2023

"Couldn't load the lyrics for this song" error in 2023

As of version and the version prior to that has caused the lyrics from my personal playlist in my device 'Samsung-SMJ250F' to disappear, at first I thought it was brcause the songs were old but way older songs still had lyrics
The playlist is a private playlist featuring all songs of 'DragonForce'
and after the update none of the songs had lyrics.

Top Answer

Hey folks,


Thanks for posting about this here in the Community.


Please note that the availability of the Lyrics feature and the lyrics themselves can vary over time, as well as between markets, and depending on the agreements we have in place with our rights holders. We add new content to Spotify every day, so if you can’t find something right now, it may appear (or reappear) soon.


We hope this helps!



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Hey, just like anyone else would tell you, you’re lucky there is a free version. Nothing in life is free, and of course there are ads. What do you expect a business to do? 😂 If you spent some money you would hear the better quality too. For the lyrics problem, it seems to be relatively new, and not affecting everyone. 

please I need it

I previusly could see them but now it always displays that the app doesnt have them

looks they won't. Still no lyrics after almost a year.


This is ridiculous!!!!!

In my Spotify lyrics are not showing
So try to show the lyrics
Thank you 😊

I have literally tried everything, updated , reinstall , cache delete , even checked on musicmatch site pr this is fault from spotify side so fix this , view the lyrics

4:00AM Taeko Onuki 
Midnight Pretenders Tomoko Aran
99 Luftballons Nena 
all lyrics don't show on Spotify but all work on Musixmatch and work on Youtube Music too!!






iPhone 14

Operating System

iOS 17.3.1

Spotify Version


My Question or Issue

With a recent update, I no longer see the lyrics for ANY song. I always see “About the Artist” instead. There is no way to see lyrics anymore. I have Premium, and had lyrics up until recently. Help!



Half of my playlists songs don’t have lyrics, i looked on music match or whatever the app is and the lyrics are on there for one of them that i checked but not on spotify? its really  annoying. and there’s like nothing can fix it.

I can't see the lyrics for many songs. I have been facing this issue from quite a ling time like months or a year. I thought if i would wait patiently then the devs would resolve this issue but no that isn't the case. So I request you to to fix this issue as soon as possible. This issue is not faced only by but others as well.

It doesn't load the lyrics of the songs, songs that others get with lyrics, no, I have a connection and I have tried uninstalling

When I try to listen to any old song like Shape of You by Ed Sheeran even then the lyrics are not showing or it shows the following messages: "we dont have the lyrics", you'll have to guess the lyrics, etc. This also goes for a lot of songs. Can you help me fix this?

Earlier there used to be lyrics now it only shows "error loading lyrics" EVERYTIME!!!!

No lyrics on songs that otherwise should have them. Some artists don't even have a single song with lyrics attached like Arctic Monkeys and Eminem. Either shows up with nothing or "still working on it". I even checked with musixmatch and they seem to have the lyrics for it. Why doesn't spotify add the lyrics? Is it country based? I would love to have lyrics on my songs.

None of the songs I listen to show their lyrics on both mobile and PC 🥲

I'm using spotify web currently and have reinstalled the app on IOS. And the help section hasn't helped me at all, there aren't any ongoing issues about it, nor solved. And looking into past community questions and FAQ's, this has already been a problem. I'm sure the community would love it if the devs and staff look into this!

Hey I just wanted to point out my lyrics won’t load for any song and I was wondering if this is happening to anyone else I would for this to be fixed to me and my friend can have rock outs and karaoke party’s to music again.

it is happening on my all devices inculiding smart phones and windows.

i guess since early december it keeps happening.

some of the songs use to have lyrics even after the situation but some of them keep disappearing over time.


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