With the arrival of Wednesday comes the Heardle’s response for today, August 17.
Heardle is a Wordle-inspired musical game – where instead of guessing a word, you hear the opening of a song, with each failed guess extending the preview to help you solve the title and artist in question.
If you fail to guess once you’ve heard the full preview, you’ll break your streak – that’s why finding out today’s Heardle response is so important to gamers, especially since some song intros are more elusive than others.
Want to learn more about music in games once you’ve solved today’s Heardle? We interviewed Remute, a techno producer who makes retro console albums, and discussed what Debussy can tell us about the vibe in games.
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Hints for today’s Heardle answer
Instead of jumping straight to the answer, you might just need a few pointers to take the leap:
- This song shares its name with a chemical element.
- This title was released in 1991.
- The artist’s name is also a word used to describe a transcendental state devoid of suffering.
- This track was part of a second studio album.
Still not sure? Read on for the answer.
The Heardle response for song 174 on August 17, 2022
Even with the clues above, you’re still not sure and want to continue this streak?
Heardle’s answer today is Lithium by Nirvana which was part of their second album, Nevermind. You can listen to it below:
Now that you have the answer, don’t waste it on others! Don’t forget that you can share your spoiler-free results in the form of a grid.
Of course, no one needs to know that you came to this page to solve it. Maybe put a couple of false guesses in first to confuse them, maybe?
Want to know more about Heardle before the next answer?
Heardle is perhaps the best-known inspiration for Wordle, the word game that saw millions of players register every day within months of its late 2021 arrival.
The most significant development in Heardle’s history is its purchase by Spotify for an undisclosed sum in July 2022.
Although Heardle remains free-to-play and the game itself remains unchanged, the acquisition saw a few changes, including the switch from SoundCloud as the player of choice to Spotify – which now allows players to listen to the full track once. game over.
That’s part of why Spotify got interested in Heardle. “We’re always looking for innovative and fun ways to improve music discovery and help artists reach new fans,” said Jeremy Erlich, Global Head of Music at Spotify.
However, the transition has not been smooth – with the game only being available in select countries immediately after acquisition (UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and players have reported the disappearance of sequences.
Wordle, for those unaware, went through something similar – with reset streaks for some players after it was purchased by The New York Times.
As for Heardle’s future, Spotify teased 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.’