The Heardle answer for today, 20th July, takes the form, as always, of a short, snappy song preview.
Heardle is a music game inspired by Wordle - 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 have heard the complete preview, then you'll break your streak - which is why discovering today's Heardle answer is so important for players, especially as some song intros are more elusive than others.
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Interested in learning more about music in games once you have solved the Heardle for today? We have interviewed Remute, a techno producer who makes albums for retro consoles, and discussed what Debussy can tell us about mood in games.
Clues for today's Heardle answer
Instead of going straight to the answer, you might only need a few hints to get you over the line:
- This track was released in the late 70s.
- The single comes in at a lengthy 5 minutes 32 seconds - and the album version even longer at 8 minutes 28 seconds.
- On the album it appears on, it's on side two (or track six), taking up a sizable chunk of that side.
- It is performed by an American singer in collaboration with Ellen Foley.
Still not sure? Read on for the answer.
The Heardle answer for song 146 on 20th July, 2022
Even with the above clues, still not sure and want to keep that streak going?
The Heardle answer for today is Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf, released on their album Bat Out of Hell in 1977. You can give it a listen below:
Now you have the answer, do not spoil it for others! Remember, you can share your results spoiler-free in the form of a grid.
Of course, no one has to know you came to this page to work it out. Maybe put in two or three fake guesses first to throw them off the scent, perhaps?
Want to read more about Heardle ahead of the next answer?
Heardle is perhaps the most well known inspiration of Wordle, the word game that saw million of players check in 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.
Though Heardle remains free and the game itself unchanged, the acquisition has seen a few changes, including a shift away from SoundCloud as its player of choice to Spotify - which now allows players to listen to the full track once the game has concluded.
It's this, in part, why Spotify was interested in Heardle. "We are always looking for innovative and playful ways to enhance music discovery and help artists reach new fans," said Jeremy Erlich, global head of music at Spotify.
It hasn't been a smooth transition, however - with the game only available in select countries immediately following the acquisiton (UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and that players have reported streaks disappearing.
As for the future of Heardle, Spotify has teased the game "and other interactive experiences" will "allow music lovers to connect more deeply with artists and challenge friends - and have some fun in the process".