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Chart Lyrics API Wrapper
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Author: Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh (All RIAForge projects by this author)
Last Updated: July 16, 2010 7:04 AM
Version: 0.9
Views: 14,753
Downloads: 814
License: Apache License, Version 2


Developed as a standalone package, but with the intention to merge with other components to create a mashup of data, the chartLyrics CFC wrapper was developed to interact with the chartLyrics.com database API.

Lost for words? Unsure exactly what it is that your favourite artist is singing? Perhaps you just want to sing along to a track, or add this functionality into your existing music-based applications.

This package will work well with the Spotify API or Last FM projects, also available on riaforge.

Easy to use

Four methods

1) searchLyric - search for a song by the artist AND track title. I'll return all matches.
2) searchLyricDirect - search for a song by the artist AND track title. If found, I will return details of the specific song.
3) searchLyricText - search for a song by querying a lyric string to find all matches
4) getLyric - returns the lyrics for a particular song, using the ID and checksum values


The API itself only returns an XML response. This wrapper has been developed to also return a JSON format, if required.

Debugging is easy, and you can return data as a literal string, or in a structural format (parsed XML or structured JSON)


No API key is required to use this service.


ColdFusion 8+