37 Best Hero, Heroes, & Superhero-Themed Songs for Weddings

Typically, our song lists will only target one word.  However, this list felt like it needed to be a combination of three words – hero, heroes, and superheroes. All three designate a remarkable person or persons.

I pay tribute to all heroes with a playlist of hero songs, heroes songs, and superhero songs with the words in the song title.

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  1. “Hero” by Alan Walker, Sasha Alex Sloan (Dance – 2023)
  2. “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift (Pop – 2022)
  3. “Hero” by Mariah Carey (R&B – 1993)
  4. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias (Pop – 2001)
  5. “Hero” by Chad Kroeger, Josey Scott (Rock – 2003)
  6. “Hero” by Martin Garrix, JVKE (Pop – 2022)
  7. “Hero” by Family of the Year (Alternative – 2012)
  8. “My Hero” by Foo Fighters (Alternative – 1997)
  9. “Hero” by AFROJACK, David Guetta (Dance – 2021)
  10. “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler (Rock – 1984)

Biggest Hero Hits

Here is a list of popular songs with Hero in the song title.  No, we don’t mean the sandwich.  We are listing songs when a hero means a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

Hero – Mariah Carey
Released in 1993 on the album Music Box
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Hero – Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott
Released in 2002 on the album Hero
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s love that I’m sending to you
It isn’t the love of a hero
And that’s why I fear it won’t do

Hero – Family of the Year
Released in 2012 on the album Loma Vista
Genre: Indie

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let me go
I don’t wanna be your hero
I don’t wanna be a big man
Just wanna fight with everyone else
Your masquerade

My Hero – Foo Fighters
Released in 1997 on the album The Colour And The Shape
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Released in 2001 on the album Escape
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I can be your hero, baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will stand by you forever

Hero – Skillet
Released in 2009 on the album Awake
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero (save me now)
I need a hero to save my life

Hero – Weezer
Released in 2021
Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Well, everybody needs a hero, but I’m not everybody else
I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone, oh, yeah

Somebody’s Hero – Jamie O’Neal
Released in 2005 on the album Brave
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned-up knee
A little kiss is all she needs

Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
Released in 1984 on the album Footloose
Genre: Pop Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure, and it’s gotta be soon

Short Change Hero – The Heavy
Released in 2009 on the album The House That Dirt Built
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

This ain’t no place for no better man
This ain’t no place for no hero
To call home

Working Class Hero – Green Day
Released in 2007 on the album Working Class Hero
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Til the pain is so big, you feel nothin’ at all
A working class hero is somethin’ to be

Hero – David Crosby & Phil Collins
Released in 1993 on the album Thousand Roads
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

How do you make sense of this?
When the hero kills the maiden
With his kiss, with his kiss

We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) – Tina Turner
Released in 1985 on the album Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Soundtrack
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All the children say
We don’t need another hero
We don’t need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond Thunderdome

Juke Box Hero – Foreigner
Released in 1981 on the album 4
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
He’s a juke box hero
He took one guitar (juke box hero, stars in his eyes)

  1. “Heroes (we could be)” by Alesso, Tove Lo (Dance – 2015)
  2. “Heroes” by David Bowie (Rock – 1977)
  3. “Heroes” by Peter Gabriel (Rock – 2010)
  4. “Heroes” by Gang of Youths (Alternative – 2017)
  5. “Superhero (Heroes & Villians)” by Metro Boomin, Future, Chris Brown (Hip Hip – 2022)
  6. “Heroes” by Macklemore, DJ Premier (Hip Hop – 2023)
  7. “Heroes” by Ben Rector (Pop – 2022)
  8. “Heroes” by Janelle Monae (R&B – 2014)
  9. “Heroes” by Blaze n Vill (Soundtrack – 2017)
  10. “Heroes Tonight” by Janji & Johnning (Dance – 2015)

Biggest Heroes Hits

Here is a list of popular songs with Heroes in the song title.  No, we don’t mean a bunch of sandwiches.  We are listing songs when a group of people is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We could steal time just for one day
We can be heroes for ever and ever
What d’you say?

Heroes (we could be) – Alesso feat. Tove Lo
Released in 2014 on the album Forever
Genre: EDM

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We could be heroes
We could be heroes, me and you

My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys – Willie Nelson
Released in 1979 on the album The Electric Horseman
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

My heroes have always been cowboys
And they still are, it seems
Sadly, in search of, and one step in back of

Heroes – Zayde Wølf
Released in 2016 on the album Rare Breed
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Heroes in the darkest times
Who will rise above (oh)
We are heroes

Heroes – Peter Gabriel
Released in 2010 on the album Scratch My Back
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, we can be heroes
Just for one day
Oh, we can be us
Just for one day

Not All Heroes Wear Capes – Owl City
Released in 2017 on the album Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

He taught me to drive and to fight and to dream
When he looks in my eyes I hope he can see
That my dad’s a hero to me

Heroes And Friends – Randy Travis
Released in 1990 on the album Heroes & Friends
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Your friends won’t forsake you for somebody else
They’ll both stand beside you thru thick and thru thin
And that’s how it goes with heroes and friends

Heroes – Amanda Lindsey Cook
Released in 2015 on the album Brave New World
Genre: Christian

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let the heroes rest
Let the striving cease
I lay down my crown
Here at your feet

Heroes – Shinedown
Released in 2005 on the album Us and Them
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All my heroes are dead and gone
But they’re inside of me
They still live on

Don’t Wait For Heroes – Dennis DeYoung
Released in 1984 on the album Desert Moon
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So don’t wait for heroes, do it yourself
You’ve got the power
Winners are losers
Who got up and gave it just one more try
One more try… One more try

Heroes – Paul Overstreet
Released in 1991 on the album Heroes
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

No one gives them medals
The world don’t know their names
But in someone’s eyes
They’re heroes just the same

Heroes – Motörhead
Released in 2008 on the album Motörizer
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Heroes, heroes
Nobody wants to be here
Nobody wants to fall

We also must mention the music group Gym Class Heroes and their song Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine).

  1. “Superhero (Heroes & Villians)” by Metro Boomin, Future, Chris Brown (Hip Hip – 2022)
  2. “Superhero” by Unknown Brain, Chris Linton (Dance – 2016)
  3. “Superheroes” by The Script (Pop – 2014)
  4. “Superhero” by Falling In Reverse (Rock – 2017)
  5. “Superhero” by Simon Curtis (Pop – 2011)
  6. “Super Hero” by Patrick Stump, Disney Junior (Children’s Music – 2021)
  7. “Superhero” by Lauv (Pop – 2018)
  8. “Superhero” by Hayd (Pop – 2019)
  9. “Superhero” by Jared Benjamin (Singer-Songwriter – 2022)
  10. “Superhero” by Austin Moon (Pop – 2013)

Biggest Superhero Hits

Here is a list of popular songs with a Superhero in the song title.  The term superhero is used in songs as fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Black Panther, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Superheroes – The Script
Released in 2014 on the album No Sound Without Silence
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

That’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day, every hour, turn the pain into power

Superhero – Lauv
Released in 2018 on the Superhero
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I met a superhero
I lost her
I want her back
She did things to me that no one else could
And I miss that

Superhero – Hayd
Released in 2019 on the Superhero
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You know, you’re the reason you’re alone
You said, I was your supehero
But sometimes superheroes cannot save everyone

Superhero – Simon Curtis
Released in 2011 on the Superhero
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A superhero, a superhero, a superhero
Don’t you wanna be
A superhero, a superhero, a superhero
Anybody could be

Superhero – Brett Eldredge
Released in 2017 on the Brett Eldredge
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Walk up to her, pull her in real close
Her broken heart ain’t a thing no more
That girl needs a superhero

Superhero Jagganath – Diablo Swing Orchestra
Released in 2017 on the Pacifisticuffs
Genre: Roc

(Instrumental)

Superhero – Family Force 5
Released in 2012 on the III
Genre: Indie

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You built me up
And I’m forever changed
If I should fall
I’ll just call Your Name
Your Name

Superhero – Falling In Reverse
Released in 2017 on the Coming Home
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I don’t wanna be a superhero
‘Cause I can’t save the world
So I’m never gonna get the girl
I just wanna do better

Superhero – Tim McMorris
Released in 2014 on the Alive
Genre: Indie

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Start ignition, count to zero
I just want to be a super hero

Superhero – Faith No More
Released in 2015 on the Sol Invictus
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Superhero
I’m tugging on your cape
Tell me will your sons
Know their father one day

Let Me Be Your Superhero – Smash Into Pieces
Released in 2017 on the Let Me Be Your Superhero
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let me be your superhero, your dynamite
Let me be everything you need to feel alright

Do you have a favorite Hero, Heroes, or Superhero song not on my list? Please share your song below so that we can add it!

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