• • • Mark Taylor singles chronology ' (2000) ' Hero' (2001) ' (2002) Music video on YouTube ' Hero' is a song by Spanish singer from his second English-language studio album (2001). It was written by Iglesias,.
Iglesias released the song to radio on August 14, 2001 to a positive critical and commercial reception. To the date the single has sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling singles of all time. After the on the, which took place eight days after the song's release on CD, it was one of the few songs chosen by radio DJs in to be remixed with audio from police, firefighters, civilians at Ground Zero, and politicians commenting on the attacks. Iglesias was asked to sing the song live at.
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He had performed the song earlier at that year's, but due to the terrorist attacks the show was not aired on television. The American television series featured a version of the song as a mixed with the ' '. The release from the twelfth episode (called ') in of the show is named 'Bambolero/Hero'. The main vocals were done by (playing the character ). An Italian version of this song was covered by, in his studio album Bergamot. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Background [ ] 'Hero' has a meaning of love and assurance with a desire to be a hero for the love of a woman.
Iglesias stated that his high school days were the inspiration for the song. During a 2013 radio interview with, he stated, 'I went back to when I was 17 in high school, and this might be cheesy, but I thought about what would be the song I want to slow dance to with my prom date. When I wrote it, it felt good. I thought I know there is something special in this song.' 'Hero' was first released on 3 September 2001, just eight days prior to the on the. Due to the song's subject matter, it was one of the few songs chosen by radio DJs in to be remixed with audio from police, firefighters, civilians at Ground Zero, and politicians commenting on the attacks.
Iglesias was also asked to sing the song live at the, which took place on September 21. His performance was broadcast from a warehouse in New York alongside,,. The location of the warehouse was kept secret in case of further attacks. It was Iglesias's first televised performance of the song. He had performed the song earlier at that year's, but due to the terrorist attacks the show was not aired on television. Chart performance [ ] 'Hero' topped many charts in the US including the for fifteen weeks.