The Daily Online Puzzle Gamehas taken the world by storm over the past year and : for geography enthusiasts, for mathletes and even for dirty minds.
Now pop music fans have their own puzzle game. Heardle takes Wordle’s guessing structure but instead asks you to name pop song titles and artists while listening to music samples.
Heardle players listen to a short audio clip and have six chances to guess which song it is. In the first round, the clip is only a second long, but more of the track plays each time you guess wrong (or skip a round).
On the final lap, you hear a full 16 seconds of the song.
It’s a lot like Name That Tune, although the system auto-completes artist and song names as you type.
It helps if you’re well versed in current pop music, as each Heardle is “randomly picked” from a list of the most-streamed songs on Soundcloud over the past decade, according to the developer. Omaske Studio.
You can play on your computer, phone or tablet but, like Wordle, this only saves your streak if you play on the same device every day.
Do you have more specific musical tastes? There are Taylordle, where Swifties can guess words relating to the Grammy-winning singer’s work. (Spoiler: Saturday’s word, “Coney,” is taken from a song on Swift’s 2020 album Evermore.)
And Weezle, where players get six tries to guess a five-letter word from Weezer’s discography, also lets fans of the alternative rockers play. Weezle plays you a nice music clip of the daily Weezer song lyrics if you get the answer right.