Didn't get today's Heardle on the very first second? Not to worry, increase your chances of cracking it with these helpful musical hints.

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 8'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

  • Sunday, July 31: "Say So" by Doja Cat
  • Monday, August 1: "Would?" by Alice In Chains
  • Tuesday, August 2: "Raise Your Glass" by Pink
  • Wednesday, August 3: "Do I Wanna Know?" by Arctic Monkeys
  • Thursday, August 4: "Blue Da Ba Dee" by Eiffel 65, Gabry Ponte
  • Friday, August 5: "Escape ( The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes
  • Saturday, August 6: "Sympathy for the Devil - 50th Anniversary Edition" by The Rolling Stones
  • Sunday; August 7: "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra

Heardle August 8 hints

If August 8'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 2014
  • The track is listed within the Indie Pop/ Indie folk genres
  • The tune is the second single from the Australian singer's debut EP
  • You might recognise it from the film The Inbetweeners 2 as well as the tv series Grey's Anatomy, Stalker, Neighbours and more

Heardle August 8: I was scared of dentists and the dark

If the first line of the song isn't enough to jog your memory, it is followed by:
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Oh, all my friends are turning green
You're the magician's assistant in their dream

What is today's Heardle answer: August 8?

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 8 is: "Riptide" by Vance Joy

Play the game via the Heardle website.