Hero (Family of the Year song)

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"Hero"
Family of the Year Hero.jpg
Single by Family of the Year
from the album Loma Vista and Boyhood: Music from the Motion Picture
Released 2012
Format
Genre Indie rock, indie folk, indie pop
Length 3:10
Label Nettwerk
Songwriter(s) Joseph Keefe
Producer(s)
Family of the Year singles chronology
"Diversity"
(2012)
"Hero"
(2012)
"The Stairs"
(2013)
"Diversity"
(2012)
"Hero"
(2012)
"The Stairs"
(2013)

"Hero" is a song by American indie rock band Family of the Year featured on their second studio album Loma Vista. It was released as the album's second single in 2012 through Nettwerk.[1] The song was written by Joe Keefe, and it was produced by American production team Wax Ltd and Family of the Year. It first appeared on the band's 2010 EP Through The Trees in a shorter version.[2] "Hero" was prominently used in Richard Linklater's 2014 film Boyhood.[3] The song has also been used in the first season of Girls, the 2012 film Thanks for Sharing, the 2013 German film Frau Ella and has been frequently featured in certain episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation, It's Okay, That's Love, and VH1's Couples Therapy.[4] The band has performed the song in various talk shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[4] It was covered by Owen Danoff on Team Adam in the Live Playoffs of season 10 of The Voice (US).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hero" – 3:10
  2. "Hero" (acoustic) – 3:13
  3. "Buried" (acoustic) – 3:27
  4. "She Wanted Someone Else" – 3:31
  • German, Austrian and Swiss CD single[7]
  1. "Hero" – 3:11
  2. "Hero" (acoustic) – 3:13

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[30] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[31] Gold 40,000^
Italy (FIMI)[32] Gold 25,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bubbling Under: Family Of The Year Keeps Radio's Folk Revival Rolling". Billboard. November 23, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Through-Trees-Family-Year/dp/B003FGX2DI
  3. ^ Rosen, Christopher (April 25, 2014). "Here's The Song You Love From The 'Boyhood' Trailer". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Christopher Rosen (April 25, 2014). "Here's The Song You Love From The 'Boyhood' Trailer". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/hero-ep/id685972013
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/hero-ep/id819226445/
  7. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Hero-2-Track-Family-Year/dp/B00FKIB7Y0
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Family of the Year – Hero" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Family of the Year – Hero" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Family of the Year – Hero" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Family of the Year – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Family of the Year. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201520 into search.
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Family of the Year Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Family of the Year search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Family of the Year – Hero". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  16. ^ "Family of the Year – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Family of the Year. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Family of the Year – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Family of the Year. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  18. ^ "Family of the Year – Chart history" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for Family of the Year. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  19. ^ "Family of the Year – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Family of the Year. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  20. ^ "Family of the Year – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Family of the Year. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  21. ^ "Jahreshitparade 2013" (in German). Austrian Charts Portal. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Top 100 Singles Jahrescharts 2013" (in German). VIVA. Viacom International Media Networks. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Triple A Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  26. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2014: Singles" (in Dutch). Ultratop Flanders. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  28. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2014: Singles" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  29. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2014" (in German). Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  30. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2016". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Family of the Year – Hero". Music Canada. 
  32. ^ "Italian single certifications – Family of the Year – Hero" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.