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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156 58
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David Bowie

2
117 37
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Bonnie Tyler

3
86 34
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Foo Fighters

4
62 22
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Queen

5
82 40
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3 Doors Down

6
53 22
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Foreigner

7
42 17
Spiderman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Kassie Lanzarotta added The Ramones

8
75 49
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Mariah Carey

9
48 26
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10
36 18
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The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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

12
25 13
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Tom Islava added Bette Midler

13
46 36
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Enrique Iglesias

14
24 19
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Fleetwood Mac

15
24 20
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The Flaming Lips

16
17 13
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Brian Wilson

17
24 21
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Metallica

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

19
17 15
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The B-52's

20
20 19
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Black Sabbath

21
12 11
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22
12 11
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Tom Islava added Kenny Rogers

23
15 16
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Dolly Parton

24
12 13
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Bon Jovi

25
5 5
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go_sullivan added R.E.M.

26
15 17
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27
5 6
Like a Hero – Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
DenysSuvorov added

28
13 16
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They Might Be Giants

29
21 26
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Eminem

30
15 19
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Marianne Faithfull

31
1 2
superheroes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
Landis Reed added

32
8 12
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33
8 13
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Billy Squier

34
7 12
Working Class Heroes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Heroes
punksnotdead added Evil Conduct

35
14 21
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36
5 10
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Crazy Lixx

37
8 14
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Goldfinger

38
8 14
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Kottonmouth Kings

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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43
7 14
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The Flower Kings

44
4 11
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45
7 15
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Bad Religion

46
3 11
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47
3 11
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Story of the Year

48
3 11
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Evan Parker

49
5 14
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Reel Big Fish

50
4 13
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