Assignment (3 stars)

For this assignment, we had to find a song and reverse the music, to make the song sound somewhat different, but still similarly enough that people can guess what it is based on 3 clues. Because of copyright fears, I have just uploaded the song directly to WordPress, instead of SoundCloud.

  1. This song was released in February, 2015
  2. This song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
  3. This song has sold over 100 million copies worldwide

The tune itself is still pretty recognizable, so I assume it is pretty easy to identify what it is.

To complete this assignment, I first found the song on Youtube, and used a Youtube-to-mp3 converter to open it in Audacity. I then used the ‘reverse’ effect under the ‘effects’ menu, and saved and exported the song. I thought that this was an effective song to use for this assignment, as even though it is reversed and sounds like gibberish, it is/was popular enough in mainstream society that it would probably still be recognizable to most people.

3 comments on “Reverse Audio Quiz

  1. Brittany Raze

    I’m thinking this is Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”. It took me by surprise when I started playing it because I wasn’t sure what to expect. I ended up guessing fight song when it got to the chorus but I wasn’t sure so I listened to it the correct way on YouTube and then listened to the backward version again to see if I was right. Overall, I like the song choice and how interesting this assignment is. Keep up the good work.

  2. Nora Forknall

    This is definitely a really cool assignment! I was also thinking of “Fight Song”, and from the previous comments, I can see that’s right. To you this may sound like gibberish, but to me, it sounds like she’s singing in a foreign language; either a Scandinavian or Asian language. Great work!

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