What is today’s ‘Heardle’ answer, August 26?

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It’s been over six months since Wordle took over the world by storm, and those little green and yellow squares show little sign of slowing down. In fact, it has become such a powerful format that it has mutated into a seemingly infinite amount of spin-offs, rip-offs, and, well, way offs.

One entrant into the extended Wordle universe has managed to prove it might have the longevity to keep up with the OG, and it doesn’t involve words at all. Heardle — a name that is truly just layers on layers of genius — follows the basic skeleton of its predecessor: six attempts to guess the right answer. Except you’re not guessing words, you’re guessing songs.

Plucked from what is described as a “long list of popular tracks”, each day presents a new song and each day encourages keen-eared fans to guess its title from just its introduction. 

Heardle isn’t going to throw any obscure B-sides your way, but guessing popular songs from intros alone is by no means an easy feat. With your first attempt being based on the track’s first second, you’re thrown into the deep end, wracking your brain for the name of the song that you swear you’ve heard yourself.

With each incorrect or skipped attempt, you receive a few extra seconds to help jog your memory, with guess six giving you the first 16 seconds of the daily track. If you guess the right artist, but the wrong song, the text will turn yellow, letting you know that the W is within reach.

Don’t worry — just like Wordle, you can still share your victory and clog everyone’s feeds with yellow and green squares as per.

But what’s the answer to today’s Heardle? Before we get there, let’s break down some hints that might help you see green on your own.

Clues for today’s Heardle answer — Friday, August 26?

  1. Debuted at #10 on the Billboard charts, setting a new record for its artist.
  2. A pop song.
  3. Released in 2016.
  4. From an album of the same name.
  5. From a former children’s TV star.

Warning: Spoilers for today’s Heardle to follow.

Still not sure? View the answer below.

The answer for August 26’s Heardle is “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande.

Previous Heardle answers

August 25 — “HUMBLE”, Kendrick Lamar
August 24 — “Six Feet Under”, Billie Eilish
August 23 — “Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares”, XXXTENTACION
August 22 — “all the kids are depressed”, Jeremy Zucker
August 21 — “My Immortal”, Evanescence
August 20 — “Alone”, Marshmellow
August 19 — “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, Crowded House
August 18 — “Hot and Cold”, Katy Perry
August 17 — “Lithium”, Nirvana
August 16 — “Laid”, James
August 15 — “Young Folks”, Peter Bjorn and John
August 14 — “Bittersweet Symphony”, The Verve
August 13 — “Sunshine of Your Love”, Cream
August 12 — “Chocolate”, The 1975
August 11 — “Wonderful Tonight”, Eric Clapton.
August 10 — “Basket Case”, Green Day
August 9 — “Misery Business”, Paramore
August 8 — “Riptide”, Vance Joy
August 7 — “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Gotye
August 6 — “Sympathy for the Devil”, The Rolling Stones
August 5 — “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”, Rupert Holmes
August 4 — “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”, Eiffel 65
August 3 — “Do I Wanna Know”, Arctic Monkeys
August 2 — “Raise Your Glass”, P!nk
August 1 — “Would?”, Alice in Chains

July 31 — “Say So”, Doja Cat
July 30 — “When I Come Around”, Green Day
July 29 — “Ex’s and Oh’s”, Elle King
July 28 — “Hungry Like the Wolf”, Duran Duran.
July 27 — “Before He Cheats”, Carrie Underwood
July 26 — “White Wedding – Pt. 1”, Billy Idol
July 25 — “The Bones”, Maren Morris
July 24 — “Interstate Love Song”, Stone Temple Pilots
July 23 — “Take Your Mama”, Scissor Sisters
July 22 — “Joker And the Thief”, Wolfmother.
July 21 — “Make Me Feel”, Janelle Monae
July 20 — “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”, Meat Loaf
July 19 — “Lisztomania”, Phoenix
July 18 — “Island In The Sun”, Weezer
July 17 — “Modern Love”, David Bowie
July 16 — “Cheap Thrills”, Sia
July 15 — “La Grange”, ZZ Top
July 14 — “High and Dry”, Radiohead
July 13 — “Welcome to the Black Parade”, My Chemical Romance
July 12 — “We Are Young”, Fun ft. Janelle Monae
July 11 — “21 Seconds”, So Solid Crew
July 10 — “Smooth Operator”, Sade 
July 9 — “Turn Me On”, Kevin Lyttle
July 8 — “Praise The Lord (Da Shine)”, A$AP Rocky ft. Skepta
July 7 — “Rewind”, Craig David
July 6 — “If You Had My Love”, Jennifer Lopez
July 5 — “Hungry Eyes”, Eric Carmen
July 4 — “Stressed Out”, Twenty One Pilots
July 3 — “Straight Up”, Paula Abdul
July 2 — “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”, Dead or Alive
July 1 — “The Suburbs”, Arcade Fire

June 29 — “Dance Monkey”, Tones And I
June 28 — “Don’t Stop Believin'”, Journey
June 27 — “For the Love of Money”, The O’Jays
June 26 — “Groove in the Heart”, Deee-Lite
June 25 — “Rock With You”, Michael Jackson
June 24 — “Pony”, Ginuwine
June 23 — “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”, The Smiths
June 22 — “Good Times”, Chic
June 21 — “Build Me Up Buttercup”, The Foundations

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Jamie Dunkin

Jamie Dunkin

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