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Heroes
Heroes XF2010
Information
Released

November 21, 2010

Format

CD single, digital download

Length

4:22

Recorded

October 2011,
London, England

Writers

David Bowie, Brian Eno

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".

The X Factor Version

The final sixteen acts from the seventh series of The X Factor, including Matt Cardle, Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction, released a cover version of the song on 21 November 2010 in aid of Help for Heroes which is a British Charity to help and provide better facilities for British servicemen and women. All sixteen of the acts returned to The X Factor to perform the single live. The title of this version omitted the quotation marks.

In 2008, X Factor finalists including Alexandra Burke, JLS and Diana Vickers recorded a cover of the track Hero for the charity.

Lyrics

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be Heroes, just for one day
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing,
Nothing could keep us together
Oh we can be Heroes,
Just for one day

We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes

I, I can remember (I remember)
Standing, by the wall (by the wall)
And the guns shot above our heads (over our heads)
We could be Heroes,
Just for one day

We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes

Just for one day
We could be Heroes
We could be Heroes
Just for one day

Video

X Factor Finalists perform Heroes - The X Factor Live results 7 - itv04:28

X Factor Finalists perform Heroes - The X Factor Live results 7 - itv.com xfactor

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak

position

Ireland (IRMA) 1
Scotland (Offical Charts Company) 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 1

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