Hero/Heroine

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"Hero/Heroine"
Single by Boys Like Girls
from the album Boys Like Girls
Released 2006 (original release)
October 16, 2007 (re-release)[1]
Format CD single
Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock, pop punk
Length 3:52 (Album Version)
Label Columbia/Red Ink
Writer(s) Martin Johnson
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Boys Like Girls singles chronology
"Hero/Heroine"
(2007)
"The Great Escape"
(2007)

"Hero/Heroine" is a single from Boys Like Girls' eponymous debut album. It was originally released as the first single, along with a music video, but it did not chart in its initial run at radio.

However, following the success of "The Great Escape", the band decided to re-release the song and premiered a new video for it on MTV's TRL in November, 2007. The song was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. in late January 2009.[2]

Music video[edit]

There are two music video versions for the single "Hero/Heroine". In the first video, the band is seen to be performing in a room of some sort, while a robbery at a restaurant is taking place. In the second video, which was released when the single was re-released, Martin is seen walking around Boston with his girlfriend (played by Autumn Holley) and the rest of the band is seen in other scenes. During the end of the video, the band is seen performing in front of fans.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 43[3]
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 22[3]

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the Nickelodeon TV movie, Spectacular!. And also in the reality show A Double Shot at Love. It is also briefly visible playing on a TV screen in the 2009 movie The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009 film).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2007
  2. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Hero/Heroine - Boys Like Girls". Billboard.com. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 

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