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Bonnie Tyler

Holding Out For A Hero

Pop Rock
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Soundtrack
  • Dance
  • Space
song from
  • 1984
  • 2011
  • 1985
  • 1986
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“Holding Out for a Hero” is a song written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford, originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler. It was released in 1984 on the soundtrack to the film Footloose. It later appeared on Tyler’s Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire album. It hit #96 for the first time in UK in 1984, #2 in 1985, #69 in 1991. The opening couplet - “Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods?/ Where’s the street-wise Hercules to fight the rising odds?“ - could be seen as an example of the Ubi Sunt motif in literature. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night ... I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light ... He's gotta be sure

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