Here’s the ‘Heardle’ answer for today – what’s the solution for ‘Heardle’ on August 17?

Today’s musical solution to the 'Heardle' puzzle

There have been many new puzzle games cropping up online since the arrival of Wordle earlier this year. People seem very into browser-based quizzes, especially ones that offer streamlined and simple variations of the guess-5 format. Some decided to copy Wordle outright, which hasn’t gone over all too well, while others have used it as a jumping off point to offer something more interesting.

Of all the Wordle-style puzzles that have exploded into view, one of the most interesting is Heardle. This simple puzzle game revolves around music. More specifically, it tasks players with guessing a song based on the intro. You get six guesses to do so, with each hint revealing more and more of the intro. Some will be able to guess certain songs from the first second, while others may need more to go on. The song changes daily, ranging from well-known rock classics to more obscure one-hit wonders.

Heardle is much more of a trivia game than its brethren, so does require a bit of knowledge going in. If you’re into music, it’s a brilliant way to train your ear, and you’ll be surprised by just how much you can get from a one second sample. To help you out, we’ve included a hint for today’s Heardle solution. If you’d rather just know the answer, we have that too, as well as a list of the last week’s worth of songs. Let’s get started.

Heardle hint for today


The Heardle hint for today:

  • Released in 1991
  • Artist were an American grunge rock band
  • Artist also sang ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and ‘Something In The Way’

Heardle answer today – August 17

The answer to Heardle today is ‘Lithium’ by Nirvana. This is the solution for August 17 with a new puzzle on its way tomorrow.

How to play Heardle online

To play Heardle online you just need to do the following:

  • Head to
  • Press play to listen to the first segment
  • Make a guess, or reveal more of the song
  • After six guesses, you will fail the puzzle and will have to wait until tomorrow’s

Previous Heardle answers

To help you get an idea as to the types of songs featured in Heardle, we’ve listed some of the recent answers. Take a look to read up on what type of guesses to make.

  • James – ‘Laid’
  • Peter Bjorn and John – ‘Young Folks’
  • The Verve – ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’
  • Cream – ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’
  • The 1975 – ‘Chocolate’
  • Eric Clapton – ‘Wonderful Tonight’
  • Green Day – ‘Basket Case’
  • Paramore – ‘Misery Business’
  • Vance Joy – ‘Riptide’
  • Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
  • Rolling Stones – ‘Sympathy For The Devil’
  • Rupert Holmes – ‘Escape (The Pina Colada Song)’
  • Eiffel 65 – ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’
  • Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
  • P!nk – ‘Raise Your Glass’
  • Alice In Chains – ‘Would?’
  • Doja Cat – ‘Say So’
  • Green Day – ‘When I Come Around’
  • Elle King – ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’
  • Duran Duran – ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’
  • Muse – ‘Uprising’
  • Billy Idol – ‘White Wedding (Pt. 1)’
  • Maren Morris – ‘The Bones’
  • Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Interstate Love Song’
  • Scissor Sisters – ‘Take Your Mama’
  • Wolfmother – ‘Joker and the Thief’
  • Jennifer Lopez – ‘If You Had My Love’
  • Twenty One Pilots – ‘Stressed Out’
  • Paula Abdul – ‘Straight Up’
  • Dead or Alive – ‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)’
  • Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’
  • Tones and I – ‘Dance Monkey’
  • Journey – ‘Don’t Stop Believin”
  • The O Jays – For The Love Of Money’
  • Deee-Lite – ‘Groove Is In the Heart’
  • Michael Jackson – ‘Rock With You’
  • Ginuwine – ‘Pony’
  • The Smiths – ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’
  • Chic – ‘Good Times’
  • The Foundations – ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’
  • The Goo Goo Dolls – ‘Iris’
  • Aretha Franklin – ‘Respect’
  • Christina Aguilera – ‘Genie In a Bottle’
  • Usher – ‘Yeah (ft. Lil John and Ludacris)’
  • David Bowie – ‘Let’s Dance’
  • One Direction – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
  • Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’
  • Tracy Chapman – ‘Fast Car’
  • Green Day – ‘Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)’
  • Calvin Harris + Disciples – ‘How Deep Is Your Love’
  • The Emotions – ‘Best Of My Love’
  • Wu-Tang Clan – ‘C.R.E.A.M.’
  • The Temper Trap – ‘Sweet Disposition’
  • Prince – ‘When Doves Cry’
  • Roy Orbison – ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’
  • Marvin Gaye – ‘Sexual Healing’
  • Mariah Carey – ‘Fantasy’
  • MGMT – ‘Electric Feel’
  • Eagles – ‘Hotel California’
  • Alanis Morisette – ‘Ironic’
  • Pharrell – ‘Frontin’ (ft. Jay-Z)’
  • Elvis – ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’
  • Britney Spears – ‘Toxic’
  • Depeche Mode – ‘Personal Jesus’
  • Backstreet Boys – ‘I Want It That Way’
  • Bob Dylan – ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
  • Alicia Keys – ‘If I Ain’t Got You’
  • Notorious B.I.G – ‘Juicy’
  • Justin Timberlake – ‘Like I Love You’
  • Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’
  • Deep Purple – ‘Smoke On the Water’
  • George Michael – ‘Freedom 90’
  • Estelle – ‘American Boy (ft. Kanye West)’
  • Paul Simon – ‘You Can Call Me Al’
  • Toploader – ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’
  • Electric Light Orchestra – ‘Mr Blue Sky’
  • a-ha – ‘Take On Me’
  • Santana – ‘Maria Maria (ft. The Product G&B)’
  • Blue Oyster Cult – ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’
  • Jamiroquai – ‘Virtual Insanity’
  • Kate Bush – ‘This Woman’s Work’
  • Cyndi Lauper – ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’
  • Stardust – ‘Music Sounds Better With You’
  • TLC – ‘No Scrubs’
  • Ed Sheeran – ‘Shivers’
  • Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey – ‘I Know What You Want (ft. Flipmode Squad)’
  • Rage Against the Machine – ‘Killing In the Name Of’
  • *NSYNC – ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’
  • Candi Staton – ‘You Hearts Run Free’
  • Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – ‘Stay (I Missed You)’
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’
  • Amerie – ‘1 Thing’
  • Rolling Stones – ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
  • Lauryn Hill – ‘Ex-Factor’
  • Shakira – ‘Whenever, Wherever’
  • Harry Styles – ‘Adore You’
  • Snoop Dogg – ‘Young, Wild and Free (ft. Bruno Mars)’
  • Arctic Monkeys – ‘I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor’
  • Annie Lennox – ‘Walking On Broken Glass’
  • Fatboy Slim – ‘Praise You’
  • Cheryl Lynn – ‘Got to be Real’
  • Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’
  • Camila Cabello – ‘My Oh My’
  • Koffee – ‘Toast’
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – ‘Californication’
  • John Legend – ‘Ordinary People’
  • Luther Vandross – ‘Never Too Much’
  • Fugees – ‘Ready or Not’
  • Led Zeppelin- ‘Immigrant Song’
  • Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’
  • Silk Sonic – ‘Leave the Door Open’
  • Hall and Oates – ‘You’re Making My Dreams Come True’
  • Cardi B – ‘Up’
  • Ace of Base – ‘All That She Wants’
  • Missy Elliot – ‘Get Your Freak On’
  • Foo Fighters – ‘Learn to Fly’
  • Dolly Parton – ‘Jolene’
  • Mark Ronson (feat Amy Winehouse) – ‘Valerie’
  • Linkin Park – ‘Numb’
  • The Kid LAROI ft Justin Bieber – ‘Stay’
  • Destiny’s Child – ‘Independent Women Pt1’
  • Wizkid (ft Tems) – ‘Essence’
  • Daft Punk – ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’
  • Phoenix – ‘Lisztomania’

There you have it, everything you need to know about today’s Heardle puzzle. For more word-game fun, be sure to check out our guide in the geography Wordle variant called Globle. Elsewhere there’s our look at what today’s Wordle answer is.