songs The Best Songs About Heroes  

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Who doesn't need a hero to save them every once in a while? This list ranks the best songs about heroes, and includes music from every genre you can think of. Some of these songs may include the words hero in the title, while others are about fictional heroes or heroines. Take "Flash" by Queen for example, or the ridiculously catchy "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down. Other songs on this list are about everyday heroes, such as Mariah Carey's "Hero" or Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero." Seeing that he's the most popular hero, it's no surprise that many of these songs are about Superman. Goldfinger, Eminem, and many other famous musicians all have songs called "Superman," and they're all featured on the poll below.

 Vote up the songs you enjoy the most by clicking the thumbs up next to their names, and even add your own hero songs to the list if they're not already here. YouTube videos are included with each track, so you can listen to these superhero songs right here on this page.
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Heroes David Bowie

2
103 35
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Holding Out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler

3
76 28
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My Hero Foo Fighters

4
51 18
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Flash Queen

5
72 36
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Kryptonite 3 Doors Down

6
45 20
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Juke Box Hero Foreigner

7
33 13
Spiderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added Spiderman The Ramones

8
65 45
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Hero Mariah Carey

9
41 25
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10
32 17
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Working Class Hero The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

11
24 13
The Batman Theme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added The Batman Theme Link Wray

12
41 30
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Hero Enrique Iglesias

13
21 17
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Waitin' for a Superman The Flaming Lips

14
15 13
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Hero Worship The B-52's

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11 9
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19 18
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Heroes Are Hard to Find Fleetwood Mac

17
18 17
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Zero the Hero Black Sabbath

18
13 12
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Heroes and Villains Brian Wilson

19
12 11
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Tom Islava added Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

20
20 20
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Hero of the Day Metallica

21
7 7
Nobody's Hero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Nobody's Hero Stiff Little Fingers

The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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7 7
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Tom Islava added The Wind Beneath My Wings Kenny Rogers

23
4 4
Like a Hero – Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
DenysSuvorov added Like a Hero – Modern Talking

24
10 11
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Superman Tonight Bon Jovi

25
20 23
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Superman Eminem

26
13 15
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13 15
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Everyday Hero Dolly Parton

28
11 13
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Particle Man They Might Be Giants

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

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14 17
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Working Class Hero Marianne Faithfull

30
1 2
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go_sullivan added Superman R.E.M.

31
7 11
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Love is the Hero Billy Squier

32
4 9
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Heroes Are Forever Crazy Lixx

33
7 13
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Super Hero Kottonmouth Kings

34
7 13
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Superman Goldfinger

35
6 12
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Hero of a Fool Jennifer Rush

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36
5 11
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12 20
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38
4 11
Working Class Heroes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Working Class Heroes Evil Conduct

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6 14
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Heroes & Martyrs Bad Religion

40
6 14
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4 13
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Brand New Hero Reel Big Fish

42
4 13
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Theme for a Hero The Flower Kings

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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3 12
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1 7
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Rock N' Roll Hero Caroline's Spine

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2 10
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46
2 10
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Hood Hero Phaseone

47
2 10
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And The Hero Will Drown Story of the Year

48
2 10
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Super Hero Le Braghe Corte

49
2 11
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Hero of Nine Fingers Evan Parker

50
2 11
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That's Our Hero Shot Daphne Loves Derby