If you’re still half asleep on this quiet Sunday and can’t place the clue, then we can help you with Heardle’s answer for today, July 17.
Heardle is a music game inspired by Wordle, where instead of guessing a word, you listen to the beginning of a song, and each wrong guess expands the preview to help you work out the title and artist in question.
If you can’t guess once you’ve heard the full preview, you’ll break your streak, which is why figuring out Heardle’s answer today is so important for players, especially since some song intros are harder to hit than others.
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Clues to today’s Heardle answer
Instead of jumping straight to the answer, you may just need a few tips to get you over the line:
- It is the opening track of the album on which it debuted.
- The track was released in the early ’80s.
- The song title is made up of two words.
- The track was co-produced by Nile Rodgers.
I’m not sure yet? Read on to find out the answer.
Looking for more to play with once you’ve completed today’s answer? Our sister site RPS has some suggestions for other guessing game alternatives.
Heardle’s response for song 143 on July 17, 2022
Even with the clues above, are you still unsure and want to keep that streak going?
Heardle’s answer for today is Modern Love by David Bowie, released on his album Let’s Dance in 1983. You can listen to it below:
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Heardle is perhaps the best-known inspiration for Wordle, the word game that saw millions of players signing up every day within months of its arrival in late 2021.
The most significant development in Heardle’s history is its purchase by Spotify for an undisclosed amount in July 2022.
Although Heardle remains free-to-play and the game itself hasn’t changed, the acquisition has seen some changes, including a switch from SoundCloud as its preferred player to Spotify, which now allows players to listen to the full track once the game has concluded. .
That’s partly why Spotify was interested in Heardle. “We’re always looking for innovative and fun ways to enhance music discovery and help artists reach new fans,” said Jeremy Erlich, global head of music at Spotify.
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It hasn’t been an easy transition, however: the game is only available in select countries immediately after the acquisition (UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and players have reported that streaks are disappearing
Wordle, for those who don’t know, went through something similar: streaks restarted for some players after his purchase by the New York Times.
As for Heardle’s future, Spotify has teased that the game “and other interactive experiences” “will allow music lovers to connect more deeply with artists and challenge their friends, and have fun in the process.”