‘Heardle’ track, answers and clues for Thursday, September 22 (Warning: Today’s game is broken)

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Hello friends! How is your week so far? I hope it goes well and that we can continue the good times because of you Heardle streak (but, as you’ll see, good luck with that). Some clues and the answer are at hand.

For the newbies just joining us, here’s how to play Heardle: You hear the first second of a fairly familiar song. You then try to guess the artist and title or skip your turn. If you skip it or guess wrong, you’ll get to hear a little more of the song. The game continues until the sixth and final guess, after which you hear the number for 16 seconds.

These are the songs that appeared in Heardle last week:

Maybe today’s Heardle song is one of your favorites. But for those who don’t know right away, here are some pointers, followed by the answer:

Heardle clues for September 22

  1. This song is in the grunge and alternative rock genres.
  2. It was released in 1992.
  3. It reached number 32 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on the UK Singles Chart.
  4. It appears on an album called Never mind.
  5. The song’s title is on a sign welcoming visitors to Aberdeen, Washington, the singer’s hometown.

Heardle answer for September 22nd

Spoiler Warning! Keep it there until you’re ready to know the answer for today Heardle.

If that’s taken care of, today’s song is…

“Come as You Are” by Nirvana!

I’m really annoyed by today’s game. I recognized the song immediately. But when I selected “Come As You Are” as the answer, Heardle said it wasn’t right. How so? It is very clear “Come as you are”. It wasn’t until after I jumped to the end that I discovered that the correct answer apparently is “Come As You Are – Remastered” — an option that doesn’t appear in the answer list. So there was no way to get the correct answer.

Maddening. I’m not the only one checked off:

Thanks, Spotify.

To be fair, this builds on some of the frustration I’ve had with Heardle since Spotify took over. The game now feels less like letting you guess songs you may already know than introducing players to new music (which is often a song that became a viral hit on social media). That goes against how a named game should work.

Anyway, I’m going to immerse myself in one of Nirvana’s masterpieces again to calm myself. Listen to “Come As You Are” in full:

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