Hero (Mariah Carey song)

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"Hero"
Single by Mariah Carey
from the album Music Box
B-side"Everything Fades Away"
ReleasedOctober 19, 1993 (1993-10-19)
FormatCD single
Recorded1992–93
Genre
Length4:19
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Carey
  • Afanasieff
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"Dreamlover"
(1993)
"Hero"
(1993)
"Without You" / "Never Forget You"
(1994)
"Dreamlover"
(1993)
"Hero"
(1993)
"Without You"/"Never Forget You"
(1994)
Music Box track listing
"Dreamlover"
(1)
"Hero"
(2)
"Anytime You Need a Friend"
(3)
#1's track listing
"Fantasy" (Bad Boy Remix)
(8)
"Hero"
(9)
"Dreamlover"
(10)
Greatest Hits track listing
"Dreamlover"
(9)
"Hero"
(10)
"Without You"
(11)
The Essential Mariah Carey track listing
"Dreamlover"
(9)
"Hero"
(10)
"Without You"
(11)
#1 to Infinity track listing
"Dreamlover"
(7)
"Hero"
(8)
"Fantasy" (featuring O.D.B.)
(9)

"Hero" is a song by Mariah Carey. It was taken from her third album, Music Box. The song was released on October 19, 1993. It became Carey's eighth number-one song in America and was the fifth best-performing song of 1994 there.[source?] "Hero" is a pop and R&B ballad; although Carey explained that she was unhappy with the song, she realizes how important the song is to her fans and performs it live at her concerts because of its uplifting message.[source?]

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