What is the Heardle answer for May 12, Thursday?

Today's Heardle failed to gain traction in its initial release, but its music video won six awards and two nominations at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.


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.

If you've played The Last of Us 2, you'll know what this scene means and get the answer to Heardle #76 right away.

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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 7 Beer Itch" episode of The Simpsons references the popular music video of Heardle #76.

The answer to Heardle #76 is Take On Me by A-ha

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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