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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167 62
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David Bowie

2
124 40
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Bonnie Tyler

3
91 38
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Foo Fighters

4
65 25
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Queen

5
88 42
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3 Doors Down

6
57 24
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Foreigner

7
46 19
Spiderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added

The Ramones

8
51 29
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9
78 53
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Mariah Carey

10
38 19
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The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

11
33 18
The Batman Theme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added

Link Wray

12
28 17
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Tom Islava added Bette Midler

13
48 39
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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
26 21
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Metallica

16
25 20
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Fleetwood Mac

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
20 19
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Black Sabbath

21
14 13
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Bon Jovi

22
13 12
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Tom Islava added Kenny Rogers

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
1 0
Billy Don't Be a Hero by Paper... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes

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

30
16 19
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Marianne Faithfull

31
0 0
Hero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
SivadoraiS added

32
13 16
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They Might Be Giants

33
21 26
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Eminem

34
9 12
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35
8 12
Working Class Heroes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Evil Conduct

36
9 14
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Goldfinger

37
8 13
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Billy Squier

38
6 11
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Crazy Lixx

39
8 14
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Kottonmouth Kings

40
7 13
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Jennifer Rush

41
14 22
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42
3 8
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Caroline's Spine

43
5 11
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Phaseone

44
8 15
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45
8 15
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Bad Religion

46
7 14
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The Flower Kings

47
4 11
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48
6 14
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Reel Big Fish

49
3 11
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Evan Parker

50
3 11
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Story of the Year