Can you guess this reversed song?

For 2 1/2 stars this week, I did the Reverse Audio Quiz assignment. I chose this because it looked like a fun thing to do, and because I was curious about how some songs would sound backward. While doing this assignment, I ended up messing around a lot. I recorded myself saying a whole bunch of palindromes (words that are the same backwards as they are forward: racecar, hannah, kayak) and reversing them to see if they sounded the same. My favorite palindrome I came across was “kinnikinnik.”

In order to do this assignment, I imported a song to Audacity and from the Edit menu, selected Select –> All, and then from the Effects menu I selected Reverse. This easily reversed the song for me. After this, I exported the file so that I could save it and uploaded it to soundcloud. The point of this assignment was to see who could guess the song first, and below it are 3 hints if you need them. So, can you guess it?


This is a song that I really like in reverse! Can you guess what it is?

Hint 1: It came out in 2010

Hint 2: It is by lifehouse

Hint 3: the title I gave it, is the title in reverse


Let me know your guesses!

4 thoughts on “Can you guess this reversed song?

  1. Guess: Lifehouse’s “Falling in”?

    This sounds really cool backward. It’s really interesting to hear a breakdown lead in by reversed vocals. It’s kind of odd how the instrumentals still flow really well. My mind immediately goes to Yak Bak toys. I loved messing with those when I was a kid–pretty useful for making up super-secret-“club” code words.

    For what it’s worth, the introduction to Linkin Park’s “Somewhere I Belong” is actually a guitar line in reverse. Came across that when I was a teen and it’s apparently stuck with me.

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