Music goes beyond borders and surpasses language to express feelings that words, being so limited in nature, could never convey. It inspires courage in times of crisis, hope in times of turmoil, and joy in times of sorrow. Music has since evolved from the vinyl records of the 1800s to the mechanical tapes of the late 20th century and then rather rapidly from CDs to the digital format that we know today. MP3, being compatible with almost all digital devices, is the most popular audio format that exists today.
We understand how difficult it may be to find and download your favorite music. Here we have compiled a list of top 10 websites and applications that can be utilized to download music in MP3 format.
This is probably one of the best places to download free music. MP3Skull is exceptionally simple to use. You enter the name of the artist, the song, the group, or even a YouTube link in the search box, and you’ll be presented with various results, the most relevant closer to the top. From there you can choose to either stream the song online or download it to your device. And that’s all there is to it! Another winning feature, apart from its simplicity, is the clean interface. The website doesn’t go overboard with flashy designs or colors and simply does what it advertises.
MP3Juices is another remarkable website that offers free MP3 downloads. As you begin typing in the search box, a drop-down menu will show you several searches that relate to it. Links from popular video streaming websites like YouTube and Metacafe will be converted to a simple MP3 link that can be downloaded or played online.
mp3box claims to be the largest directory of free online music. Due to strict regulations, it has recently gone underground. Users now have to install the mp3box client and create an account to access their database. What you get afterwards is well worth the 10 minutes it takes to set it up. Tracks are organized by artists, genres, and popularity, and navigating through them is incredibly easy. The search function is efficient, and songs can be downloaded or played online. You can also add tracks to your custom playlist when you’re logged in and stream them online whenever you want.
emp3world has more than a million of songs available in its enormous database. The website is unique as it tracks user interaction, and if the automatic algorithm detects increased interest in a particular track, the system automatically searches the web and adds the track to the database. With a search box at the very top, the homepage has lists of top downloads and recently added songs. What makes this website simpler than the others is how you can right-click on any song and select Save the target as from the drop-down menu to download the track to your device. They couldn’t have made it easier!
MyMP3Song holds a large collection of dominantly Indian music tracks and is one of the best WAP websites. WAP websites are designed and configured to be easily accessed through any mobile device with an internet connection. It’s incredibly light and loads within seconds. The database consists of Indian songs in almost all dialects, including Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, Rajasthani, Kannada, and several others. The genres include but are not limited to Bollywood, Indian pop and Remix, Folk songs and Ghazals, as well as many others. With such a wide choice of tracks, this is an ideal website for all Indian and Hindi music lovers.
Songs.pk is a splendid website if you’re looking for Indian songs and is more desktop friendly than our previous pick. With a catchy homepage full of vibrant colors, it becomes an immediate favorite for anyone looking for Indian songs. All songs that they add to their database are of high quality and can be downloaded in either 128kbps or 320kbps. The homepage lists recently updated albums and tracks, and the search option lets you find songs by their title, the title of the movie they were in, or the name of the album.
One of the best YouTube video and audio downloading services on the internet, ClipConverter takes any YouTube link and presents you with options to either download the video or convert it to MP3. It’s completely ad-free and enables you to download audio from absolutely any YouTube video.
Mp3Grabber is a free third-party software and website that does much of the same as ClipConverter. It rips the audio from all major video hosting platforms and allows you to download your track of choice with a single click. You can either paste a YouTube video URL in the URL field or use application’s in-built browser to open the video in YouTube, at which point the software will rip and download the file in MP3 format, hassle-free.
BeeMP3 is another notable website to download MP3 songs free of charge. It’s a simple but powerful music search engine that lets you download and listen to any number of music tracks in MP3 format. Search results can be filtered by title, album, or artist, and the results shown include other track recommendations that you may like, based on your search terms.
MP3.com is another famous online music discovery and streaming website, which also lets you download the tracks you like. If you ever feel like delving into the more obscure music releases or just want to come across something new and different, the website’s free music section is the place for you. Music is categorized by genres, albums, and artists. Their song database is huge, so if it’s a particular song that you’re after, chances are that you’ll find it here.
Downloading your favorite songs from the internet is easier today than it has ever been! You no longer have to spend untold amounts of money on monthly subscriptions or connect to the internet every time you want to enjoy your favorite music.
This list is far from complete, and there are several other free MP3 websites out there. If you know of any that we don’t, do let us know so that others can benefit from them too.
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