Think you're the ultimate music encyclopedia? Try your skills on for size with the musical brain teaser Heardle.

If you're anything like us, you've been agonising over the New York Times' 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 July 7'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.

"Each Heardle is randomly plucked from a list of the most-streamed songs in the past decade," the music game app explains on its website.

Heardle also added that "Much love (and all the relevant copyright) to all the artists featured."

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

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

  • Tuesday, June 28: "Don't Stop Believin' " by Journey
  • Wednesday, June 29: "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I
  • Thursday, June 30: "The Suburbs" by Arcade Fire
  • Friday, July 1: "Another Brick In The Wall, Pt 2" by Pink Floyd
  • Saturday, July 2: "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead Or Alive
  • Sunday, July 3: "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul
  • Monday, July 4: "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots
  • Tuesday, July 5: "Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen
  • Wednesday, July 6: "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez

Heardle July 7 hints

If July 7'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 1999
  • The tune is listed within the UK garage genre
  • The track was written by an English garage duo and features another singer-songwriter and rapper on vocals
  • It reached number two in the UK charts and become the artists' first chart hit

What is today's Heardle answer: July 7?

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 July 7 is: "Rewind" by Craig David

Play the game via the Heardle website.