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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165 62
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David Bowie

2
122 40
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Bonnie Tyler

3
90 38
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Foo Fighters

4
87 42
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3 Doors Down

5
63 25
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Queen

6
56 24
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Foreigner

7
45 19
Spiderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added

The Ramones

8
76 52
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Mariah Carey

9
38 19
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The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

10
49 29
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11
32 17
The Batman Theme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added

Link Wray

12
27 15
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Tom Islava added Bette Midler

13
46 38
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Enrique Iglesias

14
14 8
Nobody's Hero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Stiff Little Fingers

15
25 20
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Fleetwood Mac

16
25 21
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Metallica

17
17 13
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Brian Wilson

18
24 21
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The Flaming Lips

19
18 15
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The B-52's

20
13 11
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Tom Islava added Kenny Rogers

21
20 19
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Black Sabbath

22
14 13
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Bon Jovi

23
12 11
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24
6 5
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go_sullivan added R.E.M.

25
16 17
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26
3 2
superheroes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Landis Reed added

27
15 16
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Dolly Parton

28
6 6
Like a Hero – Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
DenysSuvorov added

29
16 19
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Marianne Faithfull

30
0 0
Billy Don't Be a Hero by Paper... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes

31
13 16
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They Might Be Giants

32
21 26
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Eminem

33
9 12
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34
8 12
Working Class Heroes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Evil Conduct

35
8 13
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Billy Squier

36
6 11
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Crazy Lixx

37
8 14
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Kottonmouth Kings

38
8 14
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Goldfinger

39
7 13
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Jennifer Rush

40
14 22
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41
3 8
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Caroline's Spine

42
5 11
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Phaseone

43
8 15
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44
8 15
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Bad Religion

45
7 14
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The Flower Kings

46
4 11
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47
6 14
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Reel Big Fish

48
3 11
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Evan Parker

49
3 11
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Story of the Year

50
3 11
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