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Heroes (Måns Zelmerlöw song)

"Heroes"
Heroes Måns Zelmerlöw.png
Single by Måns Zelmerlöw
from the album Perfectly Damaged
Released28 February 2015
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:11
LabelWarner Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Joy Deb
  • Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
Måns Zelmerlöw singles chronology
"Run for Your Life"
(2014)
"Heroes"
(2015)
"Should've Gone Home"
(2015)
20150516 ESC 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw 9989.jpg
"Heroes" at Eurovision
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
  • Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
  • Joy Deb
  • Linnea Deb
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
217
Final result
1st
Final points
365
Appearance chronology
◄ "Undo" (2014)   
"If I Were Sorry" (2016) ►

"Heroes" is a song by Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw.[3][4] It was released on 28 February 2015 as a digital download in Sweden. The song was written and composed by Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb and Linnea Deb. On 14 March, the song won Melodifestivalen 2015 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria, which it won.[5][6] It is the lead single for Zelmerlöw's sixth studio album Perfectly Damaged.

Critical reception

Writing in The Independent, Kiran Moodley compared the song with David Guetta's "Lovers on the Sun", concluding "the resemblance is uncanny."[7]

Melodifestivalen

Being Zelmerlöw's third participation in the selection, "Heroes" participated in the fourth semi-final of the 2015 Melodifestivalen which was held in Örebro's Conventum Arena on 28 February 2015.[8]

The song was performed last at the fourth semi-final. It direct qualified to the final as it got one of the first two places.[9][10] Right after the second chance, the running order of the final was revealed with "Heroes" being performed at the sixth position. "Heroes" won the selection with 122 points from the international jury and 166 points from the public, receiving 288 points in total, a record under the current voting system. The entry also beat the second placed song with a record margin of 149 points.[11][5][6][12]

Eurovision success

"Heroes" won the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with a total of 365 points.[13] It is the third-highest-scoring song in the history of the contest from 1975 to 2015.[14] It is also the first winning song, since the introduction of the split jury-televoting system in 2009, that has not won the televoting.[citation needed] "Heroes" defeated a record number of twenty-six other songs in the final, as it won the largest Eurovision Song Contest final ever with 27 participating countries.

"Heroes" received the highest percentage of possible points compared to any other Eurovision winner of the 2010-2019 decade. [15]

Track listings

Digital download[16] / CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Heroes"3:10
Digital download — Remixes[17]
No.TitleLength
1."Heroes" (B.o.Y Remix)3:44
2."Heroes" (7th Heaven Club Mix)6:30
3."Heroes" (Axento Extended Remix)5:09
4."Heroes" (Eray Oktav Remix) (Extended)5:28

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[18] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[19] 1
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 1
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 6
Czech Republic (Hitparáda Singles Top 100)[22] 69
Denmark (Tracklisten)[23] 7
Euro Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[24] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[25] 5
France (SNEP)[26] 33
Germany (Official German Charts)[27] 3
Greece Digital Songs (Billboard)[28] 1
Hungary (Single Top 40)[29] 12
Iceland (RÚV)[30] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[31] 10
Israel (Media Forest)[32] 2
Italy (FIMI)[33] 87
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[34] 26
Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard)[35] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[36] 12
Norway (VG-lista)[37] 4
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[38] 5
Romania (Airplay 100)[39] 58
Russia (2M)[40] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[41] 7
Slovakia (IFPI Slovakia Rádio Top 100)[42] 48
Slovenia (SloTop50)[43] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[44] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[45] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[46] 1
Turkey (Number One Top 40)[47] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[48] 11

Year-end charts

Chart (2015) Position
Poland (ZPAV)[49] 36

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[50] Gold 15,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[51] Gold 2,000,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[52] Gold 20,000^
Sweden (GLF)[53] 5× Platinum 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Country Date Format Label
Denmark[54] 28 February 2015 Digital download Warner Music
Finland[55]
Norway[56]
Sweden[16] Warner Music Sweden
United Kingdom[57] Digital download Warner Music
Australia[58]
Italy[59] 9 March 2015

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