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Royalty Free Music With Vocals: Get The Right Sounds For Your Project

Mackenzie Scott

Jun 3, 2022

Music is a powerful storytelling tool. From the instrumentals to the pacing and the rhythm, there are so many different factors that impact how listeners interpret a song’s meaning. 

Even without vocals, a score can absolutely tug at our heartstrings, send goosebumps down our arms, and trigger a strong emotional response. Composers like Hans Zimmer have proven this time and time again through films like Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight. 

The absence of vocals doesn’t make a score less impactful, but the meaning of the music is usually more apparent when vocals are added. For example, we can listen to the lyrics and immediately understand what message an artist is communicating.

Since the lyrics leave less room for interpretation, it can be difficult to find the perfect song for a specific project. Not only do the instrumentals need to match the mood of your video, but the lyrics also need to be relevant to what’s happening on-screen.

 

If you’re interested in licensing music with vocals, it’s important to pay close attention to how the instrumentals and vocals work together. And the more song options you have, the better. 

To help in your search for that perfect song, we’ve rounded up several of the most recent and trending songs with vocals in our catalog.

10 trending tracks with vocals

“Music with vocals” isn’t limited to one genre exclusively. From R&B to pop to acoustic songs, there are so many options out there to choose from.

Once you have a good idea of what type of song you’re looking for, you can include and exclude unlimited filters in our music catalog to get highly curated results. So instead of just including the “Vocals” filter and sorting through thousands of songs, you can narrow down your options to the most relevant ones. 

You can start this search on your own right now or you can get a better feel for our music variety by checking out these top 10 trending tracks:

1. “Undeniable” by Johanna Cranitch

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Genre: Pop

Instruments: Synth

Listen and license here.

 

 

2. “Lavender” by VAULTZ

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Genre: Indie Rock

Instruments: Synth and guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

3. “It's You” by VISITANTS

VISITANTS cover

Genre: Acoustic

Instruments: Acoustic guitar and electric guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

4. “Til The End” by Centerpiece

Centerpiece cover

Genre: Acoustic

Instruments: Piano and guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

5. “GONNA GET BETTER” by KEV

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Genre: Electronic

Instruments: Synth and electronic drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

6. “Melody” by Emorie

Emorie cover

Genre: Pop

Instruments: Acoustic guitar and claps / snaps / stomps

Listen and license here.

 

 

7. “To The Sky” by Pete Stewart

Pete Stewart cover

Genre: Pop

Instruments: Acoustic guitar and claps / snaps / stomps

Listen and license here.

 

 

8. “Stand Here And Wait” by Fantoms

Fantoms cover

Genre: Indie Rock

Instruments: Electric guitar and claps / snaps / stomps

Listen and license here.

 

 

9. “One Day” by Eko

Eko cover

Genre: Pop

Instruments: Electric guitar and synth

Listen and license here.

 

 

10.“Feelings That I Know (Stripped)” by AUGUST ANDERRSUN

AUGUST ANDERSSUN cover

Genre: Acoustic

Instruments: Banjo and guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

New music with vocals for 2022

We’re constantly adding new music with vocals to our catalog, and that’s true whether we’re creating songs in-house with our award-winning producers or working one-on-one with established artists around the world.

Any of our new song releases could end up being the perfect fit for your upcoming project. So with that in mind, here are a few of the most recent additions to our catalog in 2022:

1. “Deep Desire” by VAULTZ

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Genre: Pop

Instruments: Guitar and electric guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

2. “Strawberry Summertime” by EILOH

EILOH cover

Genre: Electronic

Instruments: Percussion and drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

3. “That Kind of Night (Feat. Dreyfus)” by Dub-C

Dub-C cover

Genre: R&B

Instruments: Bass and drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

4. “Sunshine” by Dr. Delight

Dr Delight cover

Genre: Funk

Instruments: Bass and drums

Listen and license here.

 

 

5. “Do What You Want” by Mikey Geiger

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Genre: Electronic

Instruments: Synth and piano

Listen and license here.

 

 

6. “Ocean” by Emorie

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Genre: Ballad

Instruments: Ambient tones and guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

7. “Keep On Moving” by Violet Island

Violet Island cover

Genre: Pop

Instruments: Synth and guitar

Listen and license here.

 

 

8. “No Worries” by Cody Martin

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Genre: Ambient

Instruments: Percussion and claps / snaps / stomps

Listen and license here.

 

 

 

Looking for more royalty free music with vocals?

Hopefully, this guide has been helpful in pointing you in the direction of some royalty free music options that match the type of mood and energy you’re looking for. If you haven’t found the perfect fit yet, don’t worry: There are thousands of other songs in our catalog to check out next.

Let’s say you like the funk feel of Dr. Delight’s “Sunshine” but the lyrics weren’t right for your project. After clicking the link to this song, you’ll be able to see a dropdown list of similar song suggestions like this:

 

Vocal song suggestions

 

Instead of re-starting your search from scratch, you can check out these song recommendations and see if any of these five songs are a better fit for your project. If you don’t get the right results by doing this, you can always add and exclude more filters to get more personalized results. 

With a subscription to one of our music plans, you can download unlimited music with vocals and get perpetual licensing protection for your projects. This means that even if you unsubscribe later, the songs you licensed in the past will always be covered by us. 

If you’re still on the fence about subscribing, we’ll be here when you’re ready. In the meantime, you can sign up for a free account and get familiar with all of our music, SFX, and video catalogs.

Wrapping up your best royalty free music with vocals search

At the end of the day, everyone's looking for where to find royalty free music with vocals, without vocals, with vocal samples, or simply all the music types which might exist on any royalty free music library or catalog. But when looking specifically for vocal music (whether that be hip hop, country, or inspirational, etc...) the real trick is actually trying to find music with the right music licensing and assets to allow you to use this license music in all of your content and videos.

If you’re interested in other types of royalty free music and you like the format of this guide, here are a few additional resources worth checking out next: