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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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Cloudbusting (Kate Bush):  told from the point of view of a little boy who looks up to his inventor father

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99 Luftballoons (Nena):  

 

"Ninety-nine knights of the air
Ride super high-tech jet fighters
Everyone's a super hero
Everyone's a Captain Kirk"

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Counting Crows - Einstein On The Beach (For An Eggman)
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Abraham, Martin and John - Dion

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Flash's Theme (Queen)

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Beth Hart - Mama, This One's For You
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Queen Of The Hop - Bobby Darin

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"Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" * Paula Cole

Bygone eras.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTOfkaoBW3w&ab_channel=MarkPitta

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I Who Have Nothing - the Earls

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Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero) - The Chieftans & Sting

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Of Missing Persons (Jackson Browne)

 

"The song "Of Missing Persons" was written for Inara George, the daughter of Lowell George (formerly of the band Little Feat), a songwriting collaborator and longtime friend of Jackson Browne's who died a year prior to the release of Hold Out."--Wikipedia

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Breakfast in Hell (Slaid Cleaves): 

 

 "They saw him fall and they heard him call
Just once and then it was over
Young Sandy Gray gave his life that day
Near the mouth of the Musquash River"

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"Surfer Joe" * The Surfari's

Surfer Joe joined Uncle Sam's Marines today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5EOptvQDas&ab_channel=weird

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Yes Anastasia (Tori Amos)--re: Anastasia Romanov

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"Black Pearl" * Sonny Charles & the Checkmates

from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Homage to Mothers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcA2IoE68rc&ab_channel=Musicforthesoul

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Andy Warhol (Bowie)

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By the Time I Get to Arizona (Chuck D)--for Martin Luther King Jr

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Working Class Hero:  Lennon

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Done With Bonaparte  -  Mark Knopfler

 

He started out a hero, and then . . . 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Where are the Lionhearts (Kate Bush)

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"A Bullet in the Gun of Robert Ford" * Elton John

Hero to some, assassin to others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAhRvpd_00&ab_channel=jlyfsh69

 

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Put Your Hand in the Hand - Ocean. A hero (to say the least) to millions: Jesus of Nazareth.

https://youtu.be/nh4Y9lT75Kw

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Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)--Elton John, tribute to John Lennon

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"Factory Girl" * Rolling Stones

Appalachian sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlZ1o1EIA9s&ab_channel=ABKCOVEVO

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Batman & Robin (Snoop Dogg)

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"The Urban Spaceman" * Bonzo Dog Band

Olibith ; 69'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7eoRGgFr7E&t=1s&ab_channel=Olibith

 

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Superman (Five for Fighting)

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Leader of the Pack - the Shangri-Las

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"The Piano Man" * Billy Joel

73' - Well sometimes it takes a lot of guts to play in a crazy wild bar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0&ab_channel=billyjoelVEVO

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