These days it is quite easy to listen to any song your heart desires. In fact, you can even download the song and save it as an MP3 so you can take it with you wherever you go on your MP3 player, burn it to a CD, or put it on a hard drive or USB stick.
There are several popular sites to listen to music for free via a stream. These include http://www.purevolume.com , http://www.myspace.com , and http://www.youtube.com. Some songs are downloadable via purevolume and myspace, but many will only play via a stream.
Another site that is more powerful, but less known is http://www.wrzuta.pl/. This site is in Russia, but it does not matter, the songs are listed in English. All you have to do is search for the song or artist you desire at the top of the screen.Then you can browse to find the song you desire. Film will be at the top and audio at the bottom.
Once you click on the song, a new window will load. This will allow you to play and stop the song in a stream. However, you are not done yet. You can download this song to your computer in MP3 format.
In order to do so go to the URL in your browser. You will see the word “audio” somewhere in the URL. What you need to do is replace audio with sr/f. Then hit enter.
If this does not work try copying and pasting the new URL into another instance of your browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer. Or try using a different browser. You may also need to disable the Quicktime Plugin by Tools>Add-ons>Plugins> disable quicktime plugin .
In a similar manner, you can download from YouTube. There are several Firefox plug-ins that allow you to download youtube videos as an MP4. For example https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11869 and https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006.
Then all you have to do is convert the MP4 to an MP3 so that you can put the file on your MP3 player. You can use a free tool such as http://www.maniactools.com/soft/m4a-to-mp3-converter/index.shtml
Of course you could always just purchase the music from the artist directly or through iTUNES. However, the above methods should allow you to listen to the songs of your choosing without having to spend a lot of money. Of course the legality of this is somewhat questionable, so if you are slightly worried then you could always just stream the songs.