Forgotten Songs! – This Week – Hero

Welcome to a brand new strand on The Phoenix Remix. Whilst I adore writing about Forgotten Pop, I have been writing it every week for 2 years so I felt that it was time to mix it up and look at the topic from a different perspective.

There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them on cheesy countdowns run by music channels over Christmas if you are lucky.

So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.

Hero – Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott 


Most songs that are made specifically for films you sort of listen to maybe once or twice and maybe once the film has lost it’s popularity. This song I have listened to quite a few times since it’s release but not for the reasons you may think but more about that later.

Hero was released in March of 2002, it was written by Chad Kroeger and was created specifically for the film Spiderman. The single was released through Roadrunner Records and was also classed as Chad’s debut solo release.

The music video sees the band standing on a rooftop in New York City singing the song – which is sort of relevant because lets be honest Spiderman swings off the building blocks and that is what it represents. The song did reasonably well in the charts, it reached number 1 in Canada, UK rock Charts and US Alternative Songs charts and number 2 in Brazil, Ireland and Portugal.

I listen to this song ever so often as I find it a very good song to play on the guitar as it uses chords that you don’t use a lot. It is one that I used to learn the GM and B chord and I use it to warm up on the guitar.

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