Deezer Launches In-App ‘Humming Feature’ to Identify Songs Stuck in Your Head

In a first for a global music streaming app, Deezer adds searching by humming, singing and whistling for its SongCatcher functionality in the app

Paris, September 27, 2022 – Deezer (DEEZR) today announced an exciting update to its in-app SongCatcher functionality, adding the option to identify a track by just humming, singing or whistling parts of it. Users can now figure out the name of songs stuck in their heads, and add it directly to their Deezer playlists. Deezer is the only music streaming service in the world with a track recognition feature that includes humming, singing and whistling as a part of its in-app search functionality.

“Everyone knows how frustrating it can be to have a song stuck in their heads, and we’re very proud to be the first music streaming service in the world to give our users the opportunity to identify a track by just humming, singing or whistling it directly in the app,” said Alexandra Leloup, VP Core Product, Deezer “As we keep improving the algorithm, the feature will become faster and even more accurate when it comes to recognizing songs across our 90 million track library.”  

Deezer’s SongCatcher was launched in 2018 and is used on a daily basis to identify thousands of songs around the world. The top 3 most identified songs Globally in 2022 so far are (1) Calm Down by Rema, (2) As it was by Harry Styles and (3) Hold my hand by Lady Gaga.

Click this link for a short demo of Deezer’s SongCatcher humming feature on YouTube.

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Jesper Wendel


Deezer is one of the largest independent music streaming platforms in the world, with more than 90 million tracks available in 180 countries, providing access to lossless HiFi audio, innovative recommendation technology and industry defining features. As the home of music, Deezer brings artists and fans together on a scalable and global platform, to unlock the full potential of music through technology. Founded in 2007 in Paris, Deezer is now a global company with a team of over 600 people based in France, Germany, UK, Brazil and the US, all brought together by their passion for music, technology and innovation. Deezer is listed on the Professional Segment of Euronext Paris (Ticker: DEEZR. ISIN: FR001400AYG6) and is also part of the newly-created Euronext Tech Leaders segment, dedicated to European high-growth tech companies, and its associated index. 

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