Hack Attack : Find The Most Obscure MP3's Using Google

by Karthik on April 27, 2008 · 18 comments

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Music sharing has been of the most common file sharing activities on the internet. There are many ways you could find the music you were looking for by using tools like Limewire, BitTorrent etc.. But most times nothing beats a Google search does it? Yes you heard that right.. Google may as well be your best friend if you are looking to find music freely on the Internet.

Just follow the instructions below, and you will be on your way to find the music that you otherwise won’t find on P2P networks. The hack simply involves the major search engines revealing their vast indexes to you so that you can find what you are looking for.

I’m going to give some modified special search strings that will help you find hidden stuff from Google, Yahoo and MSN.

How to Accomplish the Hack

Click on the links below for your favorite search engine. Modify the details according to your liking (for example replace Linkin Park with Radiohead or just the song name). Change the ‘wma/mp3′ tag to other format such as ‘ogg’ if you wish to download the music in other not so popular formats.

‘parent directory’ mp3 OR wma OR ogg OR wav Linkin Park -html -htm -download -links

“parent directory’ AND (Linkin AND Park) AND (mp3 OR wma OR ogg) AND NOT(‘download’) AND NOT(‘links’)

“parent directory’ AND (Linkin AND Park) AND (mp3 OR wma OR ogg) AND NOT(‘download’) AND NOT(‘links’)

Using the major search engines should help you find any kind of music you are looking for, but there other alternative music only search engines also available that deserve a mention. Check out Alltheweb Audio (mp3), mp3realm and espew

So that was it. I hope this guide will help you find the music you have been looking for quite some time now.. Have a musical day ahead. Do drop in a comment with the song/artist/band that you found with this hack!

Special Credit to Blog Anything

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

feminizedwesternmale April 28, 2008 at 11:06 am

How fresh. /sarc


Shankar Ganesh April 28, 2008 at 7:59 am

Just type in the keyword, and operators like:

���parent directory��� mp3 OR wma OR ogg OR wav Linkin Park -html -htm -download -links

are added automatically so that you needn’t remember them at all.


FireFox April 30, 2008 at 2:36 am

Resetting posts isn’t a good way to be objective…


Jenny May 1, 2008 at 6:28 pm



Abhijeet from Jeet Blog May 1, 2008 at 6:52 pm

Last but the best: use chilirec.com . Check its wonderful features at jeetblog.com

But this was certainly an informative post. stumbled


Ikin May 3, 2008 at 6:24 am

It doesn’t work for m4p’s, which iTunes uses. :(


FireFox May 4, 2008 at 1:24 am

Itunes uses mp4 but can also use mp3 or a plethora of other formats.
BTW : Can anyone find a way to make it easy to play flac files in itunes?


tompz May 6, 2008 at 3:22 am

hey…. try projectfindmusic.com

I like quite leftfield stuff and manage to find everything through this site!

happy hunting.


noob May 8, 2008 at 4:57 am

any song it finds it won’t let me download. tried the right click save as too


Akiva Weisinger May 8, 2008 at 10:28 am

is there anyway to search for whole albums?


Rachel May 9, 2008 at 11:48 pm

Interesting, thanks! Will try it out.


Fabiolus May 14, 2008 at 7:11 am

Instead of using the sites listed here you can customize the query yourself in Google.

Use this in Google

intitle:”index.of” (mp3|mp4|avi) songname -html-php-asp-cf-jsp

This particular query search for various format file such as mp3, mp4, avi…yes avi lol you can get movies arghhh!!!!! The middle part is obviously the song name, movie name etc…. Last part specify the page type we wish to include in the query.

Good luck and use wisely
Your friendly internet user


pianoforall March 26, 2011 at 3:54 am

Really good advice. Great Article. Well spoken. Thanks.


Online Shopping Mall June 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Interesting stuff


Anonymous June 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

This is really helpful! Thank you! Also, if you have time you should check out our website for more music!


Il June 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

When does the artist get any money?


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