Warning: Spoilers ahead!
As soon as the clock struck midnight on Friday, many hopped on their list of daily Wordle spinoffs.
Wordle, Quordle, Canuckle, Worldle had a fresh crop of puzzles for people to solve. However, when players went to cross Heardle off of their list, they fell prey to one second of an iconic song intro that usually indicates a successful troll.
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For the uninitiated, the game’s goal is similar to Wordle, but instead of pulling a random five-letter word from the void and typing it out, you have to click play and listen to a random song’s intro.
You might just hear a single drum beat or a single note — that’s all you get. You have six chances to figure out the song.
Fans immediately took to Twitter to express their dismay at falling victim to one of the oldest memes in the book.
“Did we ALL just get…” one person tweeted.
Did we ALL just get…#Heardle #35
— L’aurange 💉💉💉 (@PivaLasVegas) March 31, 2022
“If you know, you know,” said another victim of the April Fools’ Day attack.
If you know you know pic.twitter.com/wZYHyHURJ7
— sammano (@sammano0) April 1, 2022
Here’s your last chance to play the game before we reveal probably one of the best April Fools’ jokes you’ll experience this Friday.
We all got Heardle in one today. Didn’t we?
— Rachel Hawkins (@ourrachblogs) March 30, 2022
Yes, that’s right, you just got RICK ROLLED!
AINT NO WAY IN HELLLLLLL HEARDLE JUST RICKROLLED ME
— candice (@a090az0) April 1, 2022
Today’s Heardle answer is none other than “Never Gonna Give You Up,” a 1987 dance-pop anthem by English singer-songwriter Rick Astley. It gained newfound popularity in 2006 when people started using it for a bait-and-switch prank called “rickrolling.”
“[It] involves posting a hyperlink that is supposedly relevant to the topic at hand in an online discussion, but redirects the viewer to the music video of ‘Never Gonna Give You Up,'” according to site Know Your Meme.
When I played Heardle, I was able to search up the song in the search bar provided. For others, they were redirected to the music video on YouTube.
The creator of Heardle knows how to celebrate April Fools’ Day, lmaoooooo pic.twitter.com/r70j3CFPjn
— PixelatedGarrett 🌻 🇺🇦 (@DigitalGarrett) April 1, 2022
Were you rickrolled today? You’re not alone. Here are other hilarious reactions from people who fell for the prank.
— Terg (@tergneedssleep) April 1, 2022
— TwistedDoodles (@twisteddoodles) April 1, 2022
— Joshua Dodd (@JoshDoddRadio) March 31, 2022
Not cool. #Heardle #35
— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) April 1, 2022
it is 12:11 and heardle has me ready to log off until saturday morning goodBYE pic.twitter.com/8GegIsEOWZ
— Meg Linehan (Left Leg) (@itsmeglinehan) April 1, 2022
Todays @Heardle_app was a big eff you
— Ms. Miri ❤️ (@Miri_ella_) April 1, 2022
Heardle?! You little bitch! pic.twitter.com/66KPuqZfe9
— 《Destiny》 (@Destiny_Wasson) April 1, 2022
Oh. Oh that’s good. That’s very very good
— Sarah Z (@marysuewriter) April 1, 2022