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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)

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I'm a Cult Hero (Cure)

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Hero and Heroine (Strawbs)

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"I Will Survive"  by Gloria Gaynor

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARt9HV9T0w8

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Batdance (Prince)

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Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

 

I was the one with all the glory
While you were the one with all the strength
Only a face without a name
I never once heard you complain
Did you ever know that you’re my hero
And everything I’d like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle
With you as the wind beneath my wings

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Englishman in New York (Sting)

 

The ‘Englishman’ in question in this song is the famous eccentric and gay icon Quentin Crisp.

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Thirsty Boots (John Denver)

 

a tribute to civil rights marchers

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Along Came Jones: Coasters (Long lean lanky Jones saved Sweet Sue’s life on three separate occasions. Now that’s a hero!)

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I Don't Need a Hero (Concrete Blonde)

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What One Man Can Do (John Denver)

 

from Wikipedia:  "He made public expression of his acquaintances and friendships with ecological design researchers such as Richard Buckminster Fuller (about whom he wrote and composed "What One Man Can Do")"

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Flying for Me (John Denver)

 

from Wikipedia:   "After the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster with teacher Christa McAuliffe aboard, Denver dedicated his song "Flying for Me" to all astronauts, and he continued to support NASA."

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O Superman (Laurie Anderson)

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Hero/Heroine (Boys Like Girls)

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Canadian Railway Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot. 

 

For those who built Canada's transcontinental railroad.

 

https://youtu.be/PXzauTuRG78

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson

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Time Loves a Hero (Little Feat)

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Hero of the Day (Metallica)

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Hail Hero  -  Gordon Lightfoot

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"My Maria" * B.W. Stephenson

Maria Louisa ♥

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NONODk-pgsg&ab_channel=RonWells

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Armstrong - John Stewart  - 51 years ago, today.

https://youtu.be/lZEH3VGFrGo

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Along Came Jones - the Coasters

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Robin (The Hooded Man) - Clannad  Robin of Loxley, called Robin Hood.

 

https://youtu.be/WorgQGCFeLM

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson

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"Billy, Don't Be A Hero" The Heywoods

 

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Biko:  Peter Gabriel

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My Hero - the Blue Notes

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"A Man is as Good as His Word" * The Lancers

Quanah Parker last Comanche Chief

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Fragile (Sting):  "The song is a tribute to Ben Linder, an American civil engineer who was killed by the Contras in 1987 while working on a hydroelectric project in Nicaragua."--Wikipedia

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"Here's To You" * Hamilton Camp

Your my Hero, yeah You.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiKGNXtJt2M&ab_channel=HamiltonCamp-Topic

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