After going to 1999 for Heardle #75, the song for May 12, Thursday, dials the clock back all the way to 1984. Although most probably didn't hear it until two years later in 1986 when the synth-pop tune took home awards and gained prominence.
But, before anything else, let's introduce you to Heardle.
In case you've been living under a rock for the past few months, the "dle" games started with Wordle, which the New York Times bought and popularized even further. These days, you could argue that there's far too many "dle" games floating about, but Wordle and Heardle are arguably the two most popular in the budding genre. So, if you've been playing Wordle and happened to come across Heardle after answering Wordle #327, this should all feel familiar to you.
Basically, Heardle is Wordle for songs - you get six tries to guess the song title and artist of each day based on one second of the intro. You'll unlock more of the song for each failed guess, but who has the time for that, right?
If you prefer to stack the odds in your favor, we've got just the thing.
Here are some clues to help you figure out the May 12 track:
- The original version of the song was recorded, produced, and remixed in 1984.
- The song is perhaps best known for its award-winning live-action pencil-sketch animation music video.
- It's written at a very fast tempo of 169 beats per minute.
- The music video is widely considered very influential.
- Topped Billboard's Hot 100 in 1985.
Are you still not sure with your answer? If not, then scroll down a bit further - you're just one space away from keeping your streak up.
The answer to Heardle #76 is Take On Me by A-ha