The purpose of this page is to give editors useful tools to find out what songs are missing from LyricWiki and to help fill them in.
Some things to remember Edit
- The red links might not mean we don't have the song, they might just mean that we need a redirect.
- Filling in these gaps is important to keeping us as a cutting-edge source for lyrics to everything. Your help on these lists is greatly appreciated (your help everywhere on the site is greatly appreciated, but still).
- To see a single set of lists which a bot has combined from many of these sources, go to LyricWiki:Wanted Songs/Master List
- TODO: ADD MORE HERE WHEN WE HAVE BETTER TOOLS (like Fuzy's GreaseMonkey script) FOR FINDING LYRICS
These are the Top 100 songs on iTunes. Their naming conventions differ from our conventions slightly, so lots of times we just need redirects.
Specific songs, artists, or events (such as awards shows or game shows) that people have requested help with.
These are the songs which are requested through our API most frequently but are not found. Many of them are radio-stations or other junk that we don't have, some of them are just oddly capitalized or misnamed and need redirects, but many of them are songs that we don't have yet. This list is completely purged once per week (midnight Sunday-night/Monday-morning).
These are the songs which are requested through our API by the LyricWiki Mobile app most frequently but are not found. Some of them are just oddly capitalized or misnamed and need redirects, but many of them are songs that we don't have yet..
These are pages that have been linked to but don't exist yet. They're ordered by the number of pages that have linked to them. The list is also a great way to find errors such as missing artists who we have a lot of songs for, a bunch of songs which were made with a misspelling of the artist name, etc.
FIQL.com is a popular playlist sharing site which tries to find links to LyricWiki for each of the songs on its playlists. Since the playlists on their main-page get the most traffic, it's generally a good idea to go through those lists and make sure we have pages for each of them. On each playlist, if we don't have the song (or if they couldn't find it last time they checked using our API), then there will not be a little LyricWiki icon in the "lyrics" column.
Helpful GreaseMonkey script Edit
TODO: Put these scripts up somewhere, they seem to have been lost in the domain transition.
If you use GreaseMonkey, a pair of scripts can help make it easier to fill in tracks that FIQL couldn't find.
- jQuery user script - this just makes it so the other userscript can use jQuery. It needs to be BEFORE the other script (higher up on the list) to make sure GreaseMonkey loads it first. If you use GreaseMonkey, you should just be able to click the link to this file to have it install. Install this script before installing the other script.
- FIQL-LyricWiki user script - will display a table at the top of the page (where the playlist description would usually be) which contains links to where the LyricWiki page should be for the given song (except that the page-names may be poorly formatted).
TODO: Gracenote pages without community versions Edit
Gracenote pages have to be locked down due to the licensing agreement. However, they are allowed to have community versions that are editable. There are a bunch of songs which don't have a community version yet, but we know about them because they have corresponding Gracenote pages. TODO: Make a list of them here or link to a category
TODO: Possible additional sources Edit
- Currently, LyricWiki:New Releases uses an unhelpful iTunes feed (it's not the kind of data we want). The talk page has a link to an Amazon feed that might be useful. We'd need to rewrite the page to use that feed though & then see if it was all redlinks (indicating it's probably not similar to our conventions for what albums to list) or if it is good. If that works out, it could help us make sure we had new albums covered.
- Possibly crawl through MusicBrainz (in a really friendly way, or maybe get a datadump if those are available) to find songs which we're missing.