Guess the Reversed H.E.R song

For this assignment, the instructions were:

Find an audio file and reverse the music. Once you have reversed the music place the file in a blog post and give three hints as to what it is. See who can figure it out first!

Here are your three hints!

  1. The song is by the artist H.E.R
  2. This song was the background of a viral dance video
  3. The title of the song has one or more numbers in it

I did not include an image for this audio as to not provide any extra hints!

The Story Behind the Story:

I chose to do this assignment because I have always loved music quizzes. Music has always been a big part of my life. My family frequently went to karaoke bars and parties when I was a kid. One common activity we would do at these get togethers was guess songs based on small snippets of them. Whoever was first to guess the song and artist would win. My mother, a lover of 80s music, always dominated every competition. I have inherited these gifts and I would have loved if we had to guess reversed songs. I hope you all have as much fun as I did! Lucky guessing!

Narrating the Process:

For this assignment, the most difficult part was choosing a song. I wanted it to be a relatively new song. My taste in music is pretty strange (thanks mom) so I didn’t want to choose an obscure song that my classmates would unlikely recognize. After I chose this song, I converted it to a WAV file and put it into audacity. From there I used the effects on audacity to reverse the song. At this point, Exporting and uploading the assignment was all that was left to do.


  1. It’s interesting the ways in which it’s recognizable. It’s not a song I knew before, but I recognized the sound of her voice even in reverse. Other rhythmic and tonal qualities come through as well.

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