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Songs about Heroes or Heroines

Just trying to think up a new song topic, so maybe try this one. Think of songs about your heros or heroines. Songs may have hero in the title or lyrics (those are easy), but others may be inferred by something a person has done, or be in reference to a particular person. Be creative! 

 

So here are my first picks to get started -

 

Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

 

Candle in the Wind - Elton John (in reference to Marilyn Monroe and later Lady Diana)

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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"One Tin Soldier" from the movie Billy Jack.

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"Israelites" * Desmond Decker & The Aces

6 Day War

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys  by Willie Nelson

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Heroes by David Bowie

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"Billy Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods. 

 

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"The Green Berets" by Sgt. Barry Sadler

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The Wind Beneath My Wings by, Bette Midler

Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong duet by, ...

Lean on Me by, ...

The Lion Sleeps Tonight by, ...

Hero by, Maria Carey

God Bless America

 

 

 

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Great choices!

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An oldie from WWII (1943) - Comin' in on a Wing and a Pray'r

(written by Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh) Song by the Song Spinners

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"Color Him Father {Color him Love} * The Winstons (69)

"My real Dad, he got killed in the war"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wMSI-WIaBA&ab_channel=BarryHobbs

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An oldie from WWII - "Comin' n on a Wing and a Pray'r"  (written by Harold Admson and Jimmie McHugh) song by the Song Spinners

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My niece's husband dedicated the song, "  Hero" by Mariah Carey, to his mother for their mother and son dance at his wedding. Her husband's father had passed away when he was just a small boy and his mother raised him and his brother by herself. I thought it was very touching and appropriate. "And then a hero comes along, with the strength to carry on. And you cast your fears aside and you know you can survive. So when you feel like hope is gone. Look inside you and be strong. And you'll finally see the truth. That a hero lies in you". What a wonderful dedication to his mother.

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"My Daddy Was My Hero Till He Got Thrown In Jail" by the Silver Mountain Posse, circa 1972.

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John Henry by Guy Johnson

The Steel Driving Man

 

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“Zero to Hero” from Disney’s “Hercules”.

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O Sacred Head Surrounded

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God Bless The USA - Lee Greenwood

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Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean

 

At the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man,  Big Bad John.

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Ballad of The Green Beret! By Sgt. Barry Sadler

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Hero and Heroine - Strawbs

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Green Berets-I don't remember artist-Vietnam-era song

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Ballad of the Green Berets: USA Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler

 

A very good choice!

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Abraham, Martin and John

written and performed by 

Dion Dimucci

 

 

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Hero by Mariah Carey

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Color Him Father, by the Winstons

 

Mother with seven kids whose father died in the war.  Married to a loving man with a big wide grin and admired by his new son.

 

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My heros have always been cowboys / Waylon Jennings

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Jimmy Dean's "Big John"

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"Joe Hill" sung by Joan Baez is a beautiful, single, inspiring song about labor leader Joe Hill.

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Heros and Villians:  Beach Boys

 

You Light Up My Life:  Debbie Boone

 

 

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Holding Out For A Hero:  Bonnie Tyler

 

Billy, Don't be A Hero:  Bo Donaldson and the Heywards

 

 

 

 

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