What is the Heardle answer for May 26, Thursday?

Heardle is testing your late 80s pop music knowledge with Heardle #90.


Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way was a catchy tune you might have guessed quite easily.

Heardle #90 is about giving care and hope to someone.

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We can't say the same for today's Heardle.

After catering to the older Millenials and Gen Xs who loved listening to popular music in the early 2000s for yesterday's Heardle, Heardle #90 is one for the aged. We don't blame you if you're not quite familiar with today's tune. Seeing as the song was released in 1989, Heardle #90 is probably way before your time. Then again, Heardle #90 is one of the most popular songs of all time, so you might have heard of it in passing - you just can't quite name it.

Speaking of, before we go ahead and help you name Heardle 90, let's talk about Heardle first.

If this is your first time playing Heardle, it shouldn't be different from Wordle. You still get the same six changes and you also get some help. However, unlike with Wordle where your only hint is the color of the box of the letters you're trying to guess, Heardle gives you up to 15 seconds of the intro of the song. This should be plenty enough even if you're not a music buff since the music is based on the most popular tracks on the music streaming platform, Spotify.

If you'd like hints for today's Heardle answer, we've got your back:

  • The 1989 single was the band's first gold-certified single in the United States
  • Rolling Stone ranked the song at number 368 in its list of "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004
  • Marilyn Manson and Johnny Cash previously covered the song in 2004 and 2002, respectively
  • It's a song about how "everyone's heart is like a god, in some way."
  • The song stayed on the singles chart for 23 straight weeks in Germany

Figuring out Heardle #90 isn't rocket science - you just have to listen.

We also know that your streak is something that's important to you, so that's why we're helping out.

The answer to May 26's Heardle lies below this image:

At the time, the single was the best-selling 12-inch single in Warner Bros. history.

The answer to Heardle #90 is Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode.

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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