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

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Holding Out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler

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86 34
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My Hero Foo Fighters

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62 22
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Flash Queen

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Kryptonite 3 Doors Down

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53 22
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Juke Box Hero Foreigner

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41 17
Spiderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added Spiderman The Ramones

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Hero Mariah Carey

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Working Class Hero The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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30 17
The Batman Theme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added The Batman Theme Link Wray

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Tom Islava added Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

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Hero Enrique Iglesias

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Heroes Are Hard to Find Fleetwood Mac

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Waitin' for a Superman The Flaming Lips

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Heroes and Villains Brian Wilson

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24 21
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Hero of the Day Metallica

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11 8
Nobody's Hero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Nobody's Hero Stiff Little Fingers

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Hero Worship The B-52's

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Zero the Hero Black Sabbath

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12 11
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Tom Islava added The Wind Beneath My Wings Kenny Rogers

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Everyday Hero Dolly Parton

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Superman Tonight Bon Jovi

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go_sullivan added Superman R.E.M.

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Like a Hero – Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
DenysSuvorov added Like a Hero – Modern Talking

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Particle Man They Might Be Giants

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Superman Eminem

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Working Class Hero Marianne Faithfull

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superheroes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Landis Reed added superheroes

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Love is the Hero Billy Squier

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

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Heroes Are Forever Crazy Lixx

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Superman Goldfinger

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8 14
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Super Hero Kottonmouth Kings

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7 13
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Hero of a Fool Jennifer Rush

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Rock N' Roll Hero Caroline's Spine

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Hood Hero Phaseone

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Theme for a Hero The Flower Kings

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Heroes & Martyrs Bad Religion

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And The Hero Will Drown Story of the Year

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Hero of Nine Fingers Evan Parker

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Brand New Hero Reel Big Fish

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