Wordle + Name That Tune = Heardle


Taylor Swift has her own Wordle clone, Taylordle, based on song names and lyrics.

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The Daily Online Puzzle Game wordle has taken the world by storm over the past year and spawned many clones: World for geography enthusiasts, Nerdle for mathletes and even obscene 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 clips.

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).


Heardle randomly extracts songs from Soundcloud’s most listened to tracks over the past decade.


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.


Heardle gives you six chances to name a song and artist, playing a longer snippet of the track with each wrong guess.

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It helps if you’re familiar with 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 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’s 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.


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