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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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The Firefighter Song by Paul Cummings

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Centerfield:  John Fogarty (his “love song” to baseball and some of its heroes: Willie Mays, Ty Cobb & Joe DiMaggio).

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother by the Hollies

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Talkin’ Baseball:  Terry Cashman (an homage to three New York baseball  heroes: Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider).

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For you by Keith Urban. A tribute to Firefighters everywhere. My son is a Firefighter so this song strikes at my heart 💜 

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Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott? - The Statler Brothers

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Abraham, Martin, and John - Dion  

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Heroes and Heroines by Mary Chapin Carpenter

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If You Could Read My Mind: Gordon Lightfoot. (When you reach the part where the heartaches come the hero would be me, but heroes often fail)

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Papa Was A Rolling Stone:  Temptations (I arbitrarily, improperly and illegally stretched the definition of “hero” to include “anti-hero”, because I couldn’t think of anything else to post).

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My Daddy (Flies A Ship In The Sky)     Woody Guthrie

 

About Dads as heroes;  recorded in the early forties during WW II

My dad flies plane, My dad makes the plane, My dad at airport helps plane land safe.


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Heroes - David Bowie

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Stand:  Sly And The Family Stone (probably a stretch, but an exhortation for folks to lead heroic lives?) 

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Hero by Enrique Iglesias. I know it’s called “Hero” but it is a very poignant yet powerful song. He has a great voice too

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@BeatleloverKT wrote:

Hero by Enrique Iglesias. I know it’s called “Hero” but it is a very poignant yet powerful song. He has a great voice too


That’s a great song! Il Divo does a nice version of it too.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys  -  Willie Nelson

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Everyday Hero by Dolly Parton

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Superman Tonight - Bon Jovi

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Billy Don’t Be A Hero:  Paper Lace

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Ballad Of The Green Berets:  Barry Sadler

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Snoopy vs The Red Baron by the Royal Guardsman. Another reason to love Snoopy 👍

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PT109:  Jimmy Dean

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Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee)  Paul Revere & The Raiders


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Working Class Hero     John Lennon


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Heroes And Villians     Beach Boys


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Shelter From the Storm    Bob Dylan    she's a heroine

 

"Come in she said, I'll give you shelter from the storm"


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My Boyfriend's Back     The Angels   he's a hero

 

"When you see him comin' better cut out on the double"


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Joe Hill     Joan Baez   1970   IWW Union organizer & hero to workers

 

Executed by firing squad for a murder he did not commit. People at the time

considered it a politically motivated conviction because he was a union activist.


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Waiting for Superman by Daughtry

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Endless Sleep:  Jody Reynolds

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