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David Bowie


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“Heroes” is a song written by David Bowie and Brian Eno in 1977. Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, it was released both as a single and as the title track of the album “Heroes”. A product of Bowie’s fertile ‘Berlin’ period, life in the city was crystallized into a tale of two lovers who come together in the shadow of the ‘Wall of Shame’ (though here “the shame was on the other side”). While not a huge hit at the time, the song has gone on to become one of Bowie’s signature tunes and is well known today for its appearance in numerous advertisements. It has been cited as Bowie’s second most covered song after Rebel Rebel. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Just for one day ... We can be Heroes ... And you

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This song is listed #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by David Bowie (See Charts): Don’t Bring Me Down, I’m Waiting For The Man, Dirty Boys, Beauty And The Beast, Growin’ Up, Across The Universe, Fascination, God Only Knows, V‐2 Schneider, and Friday On My Mind.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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