[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): (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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Casual Listener

I came back to this thread just to show my gratitude to Spotify for bringing back Musixmatch last June. You made us wait so long! Although the lyrics features this time are notably less customizable than what it used to have in 2016, at least for me I can not complain as the return of the lyrics overshadowed those minor missing features. Sorry Musixmatch, I will now cancel my yearly subscription to you now that you've integrated back to Spotify. Thank you! 

I still have yet to see lyrics on any of the platforms. Spotify on android
still has genius behind the lyrics, on mac I have no lyrics, and on pc I
have no lyrics....

I have lyrics only on pc (web player) and it looks like it still a bete increase.. that never goes to keave it 


A big part of what brought me to Spotify over other competitors was the plugins/apps it had long ago.  The biggest one being lyrics/karaoke style.  It was amazing, and then all plugins/apps were removed, but lyrics never truly came back.  I'm not asking for plugins to return, but please give us our lyrics back!  There has been failed attempts to bring lyrics back and  "Behind the lyrics" is interesting, but I'd much rather just have the lyrics.  The community obviously wants this, please give us lyrics back on all platforms!

Casual Listener

Anyone else experienced issues when clicking Musixmatch Lyrics below the song, instead of opening the full lyrics, it just close automatically? I experienced it on a Oneplus and Samsung device. Notably, the issue does not occur on an iPhone. Any workaround? 


I have the same issue reported above. It seems that something is opening but it come back to the same visualization below the song's portrait. This is happening in android galaxy s9.

Casual Listener

I hardly ever get lyrics for most of the music I listen to. Genius has a far bigger metal base than Musixmatch ever did, and I transcribe there. I'd very much appreciate being able to choose a source to set in the app to take lyrics from. (Also, to match individual versions of songs more accurately, which is something that's been a problem ever since I first paid for a Spotify subscription, back in 2016-17 (I wasn't really streaming before that).)


We really need this idk why Spotify still doesn‘t have it 🤦‍♂️ 


It’s been 4 years... Spotify please tell me you’re still wanting to add full lyrics... it’s a need


I think a lyric feature would be great. Lyrics,artist info even. A one stop music app. I like to be able to access lyrics, especially if they are hard to understand... do it Spotify please

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