How good is your music memory? Test it out by taking on today's Heardle brain teaser.

If you're anything like us, you've been agonising over the New York Times' Wordle mind-bender for months now.

Described as "a respectful homage to Wordle", Heardle comes with a musical twist.

Here's how to play the game as well as hints at August 16's song and that all-important answer when you eventually give up.

How to play Heardle

The daily online game involves people attempting to guess what song is playing by simply hearing the intro. 

Like Wordle, the aim is to get the correct tune in as few guesses as possible.

Spotify has recently acquired Heardle, telling fans that it has a "new font" but "sounds just as good".

The music game also records how many games you play, your wins and win rate as well as your current and highest streak.

You can now even click on the song and add it straight to your Spotify playlist if you like what you hear.

If you're just starting the music trend or you're slacking on your streak, here are the songs that you have missed recently.

Heardle Archive

  • Monday, August 8: "Riptide" by Vance Joy
  • Tuesday, August 9: "Misery Business" by Paramore
  • Wednesday, August 10: "Basket Case" by Green Day
  • Thursday, August 11: "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
  • Friday, August 12: "Chocolate" by The 1975
  • Saturday, August 13: "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream
  • Sunday, August 14: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve
  • Monday, August 15: "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John

Heardle August 16 hints

If August 16's song is proving to be a bit of a head-scratcher for you, we've included some subtle hints to help prompt your memory without giving the whole game away.

  • The song was released in 1993
  • The track is listed within the Rop Rock / Alternative-Indie genre
  • It is the title song from the Manchester band's fifth album
  • You might recognise it as the theme song of the American Pie film series

Heardle August 16: This bed is on fire with passionate love

If the first line of the song isn't enough to jog your memory, it is followed by:
The neighbors complain about the noises above
But she only comes when she's on top

My therapist said not to see you no more

What is today's Heardle answer: August 16?

If you have given up on today’s game, then we can save you the misery.

But those still trying to crack the tune, look away now.
















The Heardle for August 16 is: "Laid" by James

Play the game via the Heardle website.