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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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With The Bug: Roy Orbison (Helen of Troy).

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"The Duke of Earl" * Gene Chandler

62', come to the rescue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo9LIOpjdYE

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The Theme From Zorro: The Mellomen? (circa 1956).

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"Michael" {Row the Boat Ashore}

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

The Highwaymen

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Ballad Of The Alamo: Marty Robbins

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"Mr. Bo Jangles" * Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LVXR6rjXs

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Secret Agent Man: Johnny Rivers

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American Pie - Don McLean

 

"The day the music died" is in reference to a plane crash that claimed the lives of 3 R&R heroes - Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens.

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Hi I think your choice American Pie is the a classic choice 👍!! 

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St. George And The Dragonet: Stan Freberg (excellent satire by the brilliant Stan Freberg; St. George and the Dragon meets Dragnet; circa 1952-53).

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Joan Of Arc: Leonard Cohen-Jennifer Warnes.

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All for One (and One for All)- Blackmore's Night (based on the rally of the Three Muskateers)

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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"Lady Godiva" * Peter & Gordon

peeping tom phrase was born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJWBpq2dCF0&ab_channel=goldiesmusic

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Over There, by George M. Cohan.

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"Tarzan Boy" * Baltimora

born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf district in the city of Timisoara Romania.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKsmHxrqvPc&ab_channel=turrichi1

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again: (civil war era song) Judy Garland, others

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"The Ballad of Danny Bailey" * Elton John

actor James Cagney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCz2-7D33Is&ab_channel=RaquelAcerbi

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"Someone Saved My Life Tonight", Elton John.

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"Mr. Lonely" * Bobby Vinton

Vinton's tribute to Vietnam soldiers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiA3eYGBRNs&ab_channel=AveryStreater

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He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother

    By Neil Diamond

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usZtSl8mX08

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Weren't The Hollies the first to sing "He Ain't Heavy"?

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I Won’t Back Down: Tom Petty

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"Rocky Raccoon" * Beatles

He got shot getting his girl away from Dan's cantina.(headsup-ani-vid)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6jvwhMe5N0&ab_channel=AHeadsup

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Searching for songs of Volunteer Firefighters, found on youtube "Volunteer Firemen" by John Bigum:

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

Most U.S. served by volunteers, who rush away from normal job, family, sleep, whatever to risk self helping others.  Gratful to them, plus thanks for supportive jobs. 

 

I'm now retired from paid fire department.  Many volunteers "professional" performances, while serving without pay nor what most classify as benefits. 

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"He Didn't Have To Be" by Brad Paisley about a stepfather

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Nice song!
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The Reverend Mr. Black: Kingston Trio 

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@1968Hoya46 wrote:

The Reverend Mr. Black: Kingston Trio 


Great choice! It's a very moving song. Have always enjoyed their music.

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