My friend wanted me to listen to a song, but unfortunately all he told me was this

01111000 01101001 01100111 01111000 01111010 01110110 01111001 01101111 01111010

He loves playing Clash of Clans so maybe that has something to do with it...


The binary is supposed to be a string, not numbers!

  • $\begingroup$ If we think of these as binary, then these convert to: xigxzvyoz $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 31 '16 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ @AggieKidd how did it became xigxvyoz? $\endgroup$ – prog_SAHIL Mar 31 '16 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ @prog_SAHIL By converting each binary string to decimal, and then each decimal to a character. (binaryhexconverter.com/binary-to-ascii-text-converter) $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 31 '16 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ @AggieKidd I was thinking of converting them to decimal and linking them with troop cost. $\endgroup$ – prog_SAHIL Mar 31 '16 at 15:23
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    $\begingroup$ Does this require knowledge of Clash of Clans to solve? $\endgroup$ – f'' Mar 31 '16 at 16:27

Samsung2710 has already converted the binary to


Now by using Vigenère Cipher with the key

supercell, (the company who made Clash of Clans)

we get


and by little google search I get some wrong answers

1. Veritas et Fortitudo
2. Lesiëm - Fortitudo
3. Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Peeling Off The Layers (Fortitude title music)

But the right answer is maybe bit more complex to find

Fortitude means bravery. And a band named 'Supercell' had a song named The Bravery in the album ' Zigaexperientia'

Thanks to @ffao for help. :)

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  • $\begingroup$ This is VERY close, those songs are not the correct ones, maybe the cipher key is used for more than just being the key.... ;) $\endgroup$ – Alfie Goodacre Apr 1 '16 at 8:59
  • $\begingroup$ @AlfieGoodacre It doesn't ring a bell. But I found another song by Wildbirds & Peacedrums. Is it what you are looking for. $\endgroup$ – manshu Apr 1 '16 at 9:12
  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately not, there is one last step before the song can be found, not quite decrypting as such though $\endgroup$ – Alfie Goodacre Apr 1 '16 at 9:15
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    $\begingroup$ I suppose only people like those terrible weeaboos with anime avatars would immediately recognize that the key is also a band name ;) $\endgroup$ – ffao Apr 1 '16 at 9:31
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    $\begingroup$ Well done then! I just realised the irony of the comment @ffao made after clicking on their profile, well played $\endgroup$ – Alfie Goodacre Apr 1 '16 at 10:10

As mentioned in a comment, if you convert the binary into ASCII, you get


As "cipher" is tagged in the post, I used a substitution cipher solver to see what words this could be substituted in. I got


as my answers. Could "gangsters" be a topic of the song? This is a bit of a stretch, however.

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately not, good try though, it's another type of cypher! $\endgroup$ – Alfie Goodacre Mar 31 '16 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ Can you tell me if the binary conversion step is on the right track? $\endgroup$ – SSung2710 Mar 31 '16 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ Yes that is the correct binary translation :) $\endgroup$ – Alfie Goodacre Mar 31 '16 at 19:19

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