[Desktop] Bring back Lyrics


Allow me to re-edit again, in premise, that thanks to all of you this idea keeps receiving votes, and I am grateful to each of you, and when I expressed this desire as an idea I was a newbie, I owe to the professionality of Marco and Toku, whom I thank again, that I became aware that this idea it’s by no means new, nor even mine but Spotify’s, yet it is properly expressed, and it is shared by enough Community members for it to be still alive, and I agree with Arcanscape that, "We really need the lyrics feature", and I just notice an excellent temporary alternative of “SpotifyLyrics” kindly programmed and provided by Mirth (fr31): https://github.com/fr31/spotifylyrics/releases (via scoobyTdog), it works very well on my Pc 🙂 and I invite you all to try it.


Whilst singing might be fun, I have another approach to lyrics and sound, which is of course not mutually exclusive, and I read the words to see if I like them as I enjoy the melody, if I see myself in the lyrics, if I share the values expressed, and this is easier by having the words at hand.


So please Spotify bring back the Lyrics Feature most elegantly -- as you did with restyling the Community -- when you find a better Lyrics Provider.


Reading and listening might be even better than karaoke, although not as fun 😉

and every member could always do both, even just singing, as a very close person in my family does, and many other people do.


Thank you for evaluating, with my warmest and most sincere Regards.


Marco, a poet at heart


Updated on 2019-09-20

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This is what I have done.
Casual Listener

Great news. I'm sure we'll get an update in a few years letting us know how testing is going. That new iphone is starting to look better every day. Getting the urge more and more to drop out but do hate having to build new playlists elsewhere. 

Music Fan

Do it, cancel, you can still see your playlists from the free version and copy them over. I can't tell you how good I feel since I cancelled. I'm dropping back to the Community Forums to pluck out those lucky enough to see the light.


 I would pay extra for this feature if you offered it. I’m assuming there may be some additional licensing fees to show all the lyrics? Just add it as a premium feature. 

Casual Listener

Yeah guys it’s not happening they just marked the idea for mobile as “Not right now”, which is such bull because why would they be testing a feature to get had no plans to release. 

Casual Listener

Business as usual. 

Point of fact: All of these posts have not been for an "IDEA". What they have been are COMPLAINTS for something that was once there but taken away.

Casual Listener

14,000 people upvoting this and numerous others adding it as their own idea. It has got to happen. Apple music's feature of this is great and Spotify aren't competing with it at all, biggest downside to using this platform.


Bring back lyrics on phone & desktop.

Casual Listener

I was shocked when I found out this is not available. I took this for granted on A-fruit Music


Just rejoined after a couple of years of being an iTunes member, and so disappointed to see that there are NO lyrics available!!!  RIDICULOUS!  I don't think I'll be extending the membership... yet again!!!  UGH!