Heardle is the Wordle clone with music that I’ve been hoping for


Heardle wants you to try to figure out a pop song’s opening.

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If you’re looking for something new, you won’t find anything better than Heardle, a Wordle clone.

“Wordle but for music” may seem like a great pitch, but it’s just half the storey since you listen to brief intro bits and then identify the artist or song’s name.


You have a total of six tries, each of which increases the length of the audio clip you hear. Just a second apiece, but they become longer and longer until you’ll be hearing roughly 15 seconds of audio on your last attempt.

Instead of typing anything in every time, you may just listen to more of the music if you’re having trouble figuring it out. Autocomplete in the response area lets you view a list of probable song titles and artists.

Fortunately, you aren’t completely in the dark, but it’s still a difficult situation: On Saturday, Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams came up as the correct answer for the fifth time, even though I’ve worked as a music writer for six years and certainly spend more time on Spotify than the average person. If I had known about autocomplete sooner, I would have figured it out sooner. So goes my version of events.)


After all, Kanye West’s Black Skinhead features an immediately recognisable beginning. Yesterday’s was much more basic. However, I was unable to complete the one I was given today, and I can only assume that this is because I am not the intended audience for the artist in question.

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No looking into Wordle’s coding is necessary since the music comes from Soundcloud and is “randomly selected from a decade’s worth of the most streamed songs.”

As a result, the questions tend to focus on more modern pop music, thus you won’t find any references to The Beatles here. In addition to the fact that it’s based on famous songs from recent years, the inclusion of some older artists should help it appeal to a broader audience.


In a format that is beginning to get boring, this is a brilliant way to inject new life into it. Despite the fact that the New York Times acquired the original game, it’s likely that we’re on the verge of Wordle Saturation Overload, when all of the internet is covered with small yellow and green squares and only five-letter words may be used.

We now have two puzzles at once, four puzzles at once, an eight puzzles at once Octordle, and even a 16 puzzles at once Wordle. In addition to the original SWordle, Worldle, and Mathler, there are a number of spin-offs. WWE and Lord of the Rings are also represented, as is the aptly called Taylordle, a game based on Taylor Swift’s music.

In other words, Wordle is everywhere. Heardle, on the other hand, is the finest game I’ve played in weeks because it does something different. The top Wordle alternatives list includes it, and I encourage that you do the same. source


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