Wordle has inspired spin-offs that focus on Heardle, which is like Wordle for your ears., and even . Now there’s
Players listen to a short audio clip and get six chances to guess what song it is. In the first round, the clip is only a second long, but more of the track is played as you burn through your chances (or skip past a round).
In the final round, you get to hear a full 16 seconds of the song.
It’s a lot like Name That Tune, though the system autocompletes artist names and songs as you type.
It helps if you’re up on current pop music, though, as each Heardle is “randomly plucked” from a list of the songs most streamed on Soundcloud in the past decade, according to developer Omaske Studio.
You can play on your computer, phone or tablet but, like Wordle, it only saves your streak if you play on the same device each day.
Have more specific music tastes? There’s Taylordle, where Swifties can guess at words relating to the Grammy-winning singer’s oeuvre. (Spoiler: Friday’s word, “seven,” is a song off Swift’s 2020 album Folklore.)
And Weezle, where players get six tries to guess a five-letter word from Weezer’s discography, launched Thursday.