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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)

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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"Apache" * Jorgen Ingmann 

Tom Jeffords, Cochise, Geronimo.......

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Tales Of Brave Ulysses: Cream

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Greatest American Hero by Joey Scarbury

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"Hats Off To Larry" * Del Shannon

revenge is sweet

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Jim Dandy: LaVern Baker

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"California Here I Come" * Back To Bataan {1945}

When the soldiers of the Pacific came home, they sailed into California.

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Mr. Custer: Larry Verne (please indulge me; ran out of ideas for “heroes or heroines” songs, so I threw in an “anti-hero” song. It won’t happen again).

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Good Ol' Johnny Western with my fav of his,

"Have Gun Will Travel" {Paladin}

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The Legend Of Wyatt Earp: Ken Darby Singers and Johnny Western

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wind beneath myy wings by bette midler

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The song that comes to mind is "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

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Sink The Bismarck: Johnny Horton

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That's a good one, saw the movie back when a kid. Here's the song & vid all in one!

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Mighty Mouse Theme Song: The Terrytooners, Mitch Miller and his Orchestra.

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Andy Kaufman RIP...He really made the song famous with his odd sense of humor.
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No More Heroes - The Stranglers

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Disposable Heroes - Metallica

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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"The Reverend Mr. Black" * Kingston Trio

I got to walk that lonesome valley.

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Snoopy vs The Red Baron: The Royal Guardsmen

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Wind Beneath My Wings

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Heroes And Friends - Randy Travis

Rock 'N' Roll Hero - Meatloaf


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Smokey The Bear: Eddy Arnold

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"Some Gave All" by Billy Ray Cyrus

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"Radio Ga Ga" * Queen

Tribute to the radio which was the lifeline during WWll, as portrayed by Brits Queen.


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Some Gave All by Billy Rae Cyrus


While we traditionally think of a hero as someone who survived or, more likely, died in a battle, there are many ways to be a hero. Sometimes living your life with courage and vision in spite of a very difficult situation takes a heroic effort.


  • Put a Woman in Charge - Keb' Mo'
  • Independence Day - Martina McBride
  • Armor - Sarah Bareilles
  • True Colors - Cindy Lauper
  • Fight Song - Rachel Platten
  • Fighter - Christina Aguilera


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"My woman, my woman, my wife" by Marty Robbins

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I Dreamed About Mama Last Night: Johnny Cash (from the tribute CD to Hank Williams titled “Timeless”). A tremendous list of artists, from Dylan to Keith Richards to Keb’ Mo’ to Tom Petty to Sheryl Crow to Emmylou Harris to Mark Knopfler to Lucinda Williams each sang a song. Terrific CD. The song Johnny Cash elected to sing is a bit schmaltzy, but what the hell..

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Ballad of the Green Berets  - 1966  - written by sgt barry sadler

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