In the main search bar, I typed in “Yesterday the Beatles.”
The song is definitely there. But it’s the 16th result.
Okay. I’ll used Advanced Search then.
I can filter by artist. But there’s no way to search for individual songs.
So how does one do a simple search of “Song Title” by Artist Name?
The search function tries to find matches within the title before secondarily looking for matches in title + artist.
If you enter Yesterday The Beatles it mostly finds items that have Yesterday and The and Beatles in the title, before songs called Yesterday performed by the Beatles.
Better yet, if you put the two words in quotes like "Yesterday"+"Beatles"
It'll find things that match those terms exactly.
Thanks for the response.
Using quotes is great for Yesterday and the Beatles.
It also works for Hard Day’s Night + Beatles.
But this approach starts to break down once you search for less popular songs (which is almost every song given the popularity of the Beatles’ Yesterday).
Here’s a search of Back
Seat Confidential by AC/DC......
And when encoding for the / in AC/DC
What’s really strange is that:
Back Seat Confidential
(on its own) is 100% findable
AC/DC (on its own) is 100% findable.
Searching them together, however, yields zero results.
Here’s I’m a Believer by the Monkees (the song is there....but it’s much lower on the list).
“New York” (as a partial title) coupled with “Frank Sinatra” = 2 hits from 2009.
I’ve tried 10+ searches so far with quotes around the title and artist. And about 50% of the time, the results are non-existent or quite far down in the list.
Is there a way to more accurately pinpoint the tunes I’m looking for?
What would be awesome is a field (or search string) where I can input the artist (and only the artist) in quotes...and the title (and only the title) in quotes.....and have it return the best match every time.
If the database has any record where the artist is AC/DC...and w/i that set... any title that also has “Back Seat Confidential”....then I’ll get a positive hit.
"I'm a Believer" now brings back sensible results:
It is now the first result displaying after the items with the words "New York" and "Frank Sinatra" as part of the actual title.