Every once in a while, someone comes up with a way of doing things in an extremely obvious and simple way. When this happens, a zillion others say, “of course that’s the way to do it!”. Songza is a music search engine and jukebox that is dead simple to use. You should try it to really grok how simple the interface is.
Songza is the single best place to search for and listen to music on the Web. Find a song and listen immediately, in one place.
Unlike KaZaa or Bit Torrent, Songza users can only listen to songs, not download them. And unlike Last.fm or Rhapsody, Songza permits users to choose exactly the song or artist they want to hear, and does not require them to subscribe or pay for its services.
Songza is the brainchild of 24-year-old Aza Raskin — the son of Apple Macintosh founder Jef Raskin. He and Scott Robbin worked feverishly to bring the idea to life. The site launched on November 8, 2007, and instantly generated significant buzz around the world. Hundreds of bloggers and news writers have praised its elegant user interface, beautiful design, and all-around utility. Like all good ideas, both the concept and design came to Aza while he was in the shower.
The thing I liked most about songza is the “pie-menu”.