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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108 36
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Holding Out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler

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81 29
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My Hero Foo Fighters

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55 20
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Flash Queen

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74 38
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Kryptonite 3 Doors Down

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49 21
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Juke Box Hero Foreigner

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36 15
Spiderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added Spiderman The Ramones

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70 46
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Hero Mariah Carey

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45 25
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34 18
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Working Class Hero The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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28 15
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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43 32
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Hero Enrique Iglesias

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17 12
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Tom Islava added Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

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23 19
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Waitin' for a Superman The Flaming Lips

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

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22 20
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Hero of the Day Metallica

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20 18
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Zero the Hero Black Sabbath

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16 14
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Hero Worship The B-52's

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15 13
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Heroes and Villains Brian Wilson

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12 10
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20 19
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Heroes Are Hard to Find Fleetwood Mac

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8 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 Worst Superhero Performances on Film

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5 4
Like a Hero – Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
DenysSuvorov added Like a Hero – Modern Talking

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15 16
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1 0
superheroes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Landis Reed added superheroes

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11 12
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Superman Tonight Bon Jovi

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10 11
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Tom Islava added The Wind Beneath My Wings Kenny Rogers

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14 16
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Everyday Hero Dolly Parton

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21 25
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Superman Eminem

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

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15 18
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Working Class Hero Marianne Faithfull

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12 15
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Particle Man They Might Be Giants

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2 4
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go_sullivan added Superman R.E.M.

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8 12
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Love is the Hero Billy Squier

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14 20
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5 9
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Heroes Are Forever Crazy Lixx

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8 13
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Super Hero Kottonmouth Kings

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8 13
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Superman Goldfinger

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7 12
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Hero of a Fool Jennifer Rush

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7 12
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2 7
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Rock N' Roll Hero Caroline's Spine

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5 11
Working Class Heroes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Working Class Heroes Evil Conduct

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4 10
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4 10
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Hood Hero Phaseone

43 Idiots Who Picked Fights with the Wrong Guy

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7 14
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7 14
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Heroes & Martyrs Bad Religion

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6 13
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Theme for a Hero The Flower Kings

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3 10
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And The Hero Will Drown Story of the Year

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5 13
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Brand New Hero Reel Big Fish

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4 12
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2 10
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2 10
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Super Hero Le Braghe Corte