Hero is a mid-tempo ballad performed by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released by Columbia Records in October 1993 as the second (2nd) single from her third (3rd) studio album, Music Box.
The original version of the song was recorded for the soundtrack of the 1992 comedy drama Hero. The album version had some lyrical adjustments and some additional pop flavor typical of Carey’s persona and style.
Hero is regarded by critics as Carey’s most inspirational song due to the s£nsat!onal and conscious nature of its lyrics.
The song peaked at number one (1) on the US Billboard Hot 100, at number seven (7) on the UK Singles chart and reached top ten (10) in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Norway and New Zealand.
Although the song faced two copyright law suits, that does not make it any less a great song.
© 1993 Columbia Records.