“Heroes” – David Bowie (1MS#000008)

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“Heroes” – David Bowie

While “Heroes” didn’t do as well as most of Bowie’s singles in the 70’s, it would be near-impossible to overstate the importance and popularity of “Heroes” since it’s release. It’s been named in scores of publication lists of the greatest songs of all time and even been credited by the German government with helping to bring down the Berlin Wall.

 

Listen:

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Personnel:

Written By: David Bowie & Brian Eno
Vocals, Piano, Chamberlin, Percussion, Guitar, Synth: David Bowie
Guitar: Robert Fripp
Guitar: Carlos Alomar
Bass: George Murray
Drums: Dennis Davis
Synth, Guitar Treatments: Brian Eno
Backing Vocals, Tambourine, Percussion: Tony Visconti
Producer: David Bowie & Tony Visconti
Studio: Hansa Studio – West Berlin, Germany
Record Label: RCA

Lyrics:

Genius
Song Meanings

Releases

Original Release: “Heroes”/V-2 Schneider
Original Release Date: 1977.09.23

Additional Releases:

1977 – Heroes
1980 – Best Of Bowie
1984 – Fame And Fashion
1989 – Sound + Vision
1990 – Changesbowie
1993 – The Singles (1969-1993)
2002 – Best Of Bowie
2014 – Nothing Has Changed (Very Best Of Bowie)
2017 – A New Career In Town (1977-1982)

Live:

1978 – Stage
1985 – Live Aid
1992 – Freddy Mercury Tribute Concert
1997 – Bridge School Concerts – Vol. 1
2001 – Concert For New York
2010 – A Reality Tour
2012 – Glass Spider

Soundtrack Appearances:

1998 – The Wedding Singer
2008 – Heroes (TV Show)
2012 – The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
2016 – Lazarus

Covers:

(Most of these covers have dropped the quotation marks around the title, which means I’ll get to pick one of these covers when I get to the letter H – Although last time I chose Local H’s version.)

1980 – Blondie
1981 – Nico
1982 – Falco
1983 – Big Ben Tribe
1986 – The County Line
1986 – P.J. Proby
1987 – Pink Lincolns
1988 – Friccion
1989 – Celtic Frost
1990 – Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
1990 – The Fatal Flowers
1991 – Billy Preston
1992 – Strange Boutique
1994 – The Cain Principle
1995 – Iva Davies & Icehouse
1996 – Magnetic Fields
1997 – Bay Laurel
1997 – Oasis
1997 – Phillip Glass
1998 – Wallflowers
1998 – Enola Gay
1999 – Wreckage
1999 – Six By Seven
2000 – King Crimson
2001 – Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, and Jamie Allen – (OST-Moulin Rouge)
2002 – Octavius Loves Cleopatra
2002 – The String Quartet
2003 – Des De Moor & Russell Churney
2003 – Brazz
2004 – Damills
2005 – Will Seabrook
2005 – Sesanne Brokesch
2006 – Angu
2006 – Kasabian
2006 – Stahlhammer
2006 – Gregorian
2006 – Meg Lee Chin
2006 – Jeff Duff Band
2007 – Apocalyptica
2007 – You Should Play In A Band
2007 – Diamond Yukai
2007 – Sacha Sieff & Manuel Armstrong
2007 – Rockstar Bob
2007 – Clan Of Xymox
2007 – Kate Ceberano
2007 – Kimon
2007 – Neon Judgement
2009 – TV On The Radio
2010 – Peter Gabriel
2010 – The Twang
2010 – Voicesvoices
2010 – Tangerine Dream
2011 – Eddy McManus
2011 – Nick Swisher
2012 – Glee
2012 – Coal Porters
2013 – Stereo Total
2014 – Janelle Monae
2014 – Local H – (Awesome Mix-Tape #2) 
2014 – Mango
2015 – Junkyard Liberty
2015 – Ozark Henry
2015 – Indra Rios-Moore
2015 – Sven Tarzke
2015 – The Tulips
2016 – Hey Marseilles
2016 – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
2016 – Mike Masse
2016 – Scala & Kolacny Brothers
2016 – Oliver Darley
2016 – Toadies
2017 – David Fonseca & Rita Redshoes
2017 – Motorhead

Remixes:

2003 – Aphex Twin
2003 – David Guetta vs. Bowie
2017 – Klax Remix

Links:

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Second Hand Songs
Songfacts
Who Sampled
Wikipedia

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