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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161 60
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David Bowie

2
120 39
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Bonnie Tyler

3
87 35
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Foo Fighters

4
63 24
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Queen

5
86 42
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3 Doors Down

6
56 24
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Foreigner

7
45 17
Spiderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
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The Ramones

8
75 52
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Mariah Carey

9
37 19
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The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

10
48 29
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11
31 17
The Batman Theme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added

Link Wray

12
25 15
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Tom Islava added Bette Midler

13
46 38
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Enrique Iglesias

14
25 21
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Metallica

15
24 20
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Fleetwood Mac

16
24 20
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The Flaming Lips

17
17 13
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Brian Wilson

18
12 8
Nobody's Hero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Stiff Little Fingers

19
18 15
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The B-52's

20
20 19
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Black Sabbath

21
14 13
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Bon Jovi

22
12 11
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23
12 11
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Tom Islava added Kenny Rogers

24
16 17
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25
15 16
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Dolly Parton

26
5 5
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go_sullivan added R.E.M.

27
2 2
superheroes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Landis Reed added

28
16 19
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Marianne Faithfull

29
5 6
Like a Hero – Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
DenysSuvorov added

30
13 16
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They Might Be Giants

31
21 26
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Eminem

32
8 12
Working Class Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Evil Conduct

33
8 12
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34
6 10
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Crazy Lixx

35
8 13
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Billy Squier

36
14 21
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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
3 8
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Caroline's Spine

41
5 11
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Phaseone

42
8 15
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Bad Religion

43
8 15
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44
7 14
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The Flower Kings

45
4 11
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46
6 14
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Reel Big Fish

47
3 11
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48
3 11
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Story of the Year

49
3 11
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Evan Parker

50
4 13
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