Kill Your Heroes

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"Kill Your Heroes"
Awolnation - "Kill Your Heroes" (Single).jpg
Single by Awolnation
from the album Megalithic Symphony
B-side "Sail" (Feed Me Luxe Remix)
Released June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010–11 at Red Bull Recording Studio
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre Electropop
Length 2:58
Label Red Bull
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Aaron Bruno
Awolnation singles chronology
"Not Your Fault"
(2011)
"Kill Your Heroes"
(2012)
"Thiskidsnotalright"
(2013)
"Not Your Fault"
(2011)
"Kill Your Heroes"
(2012)
"Thiskidsnotalright"
(2013)
Music video
"Kill Your Heroes" on YouTube

"Kill Your Heroes" is a song by American alternative rock band Awolnation. It is written by lead singer Aaron Bruno and musician Brian West for the band's debut studio album Megalithic Symphony, where it appears as the eighth track. "Kill Your Heroes" was released as the third and final single from Megalithic Symphony and reached the top 20 of the United States Billboard Alternative Songs and Rock Songs charts.

The song's music video parodies the children's TV series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Kill Your Heroes" 2:58
2. "Sail" (Feed Me Luxe Remix) 3:30
3. "Kill Your Heroes" (Music video) 3:59

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[8] June 5, 2012 Modern rock radio Red Bull Records
Italy[9] December 7, 2012 Contemporary hit radio EMI
Belgium[2] February 22, 2013 Digital download Red Bull Records
Czech Republic[10]
France[11]
Germany[12]
Ireland[13]
Israel[14]
Latvia[15]
Luxembourg[16]
Netherlands[17]
Norway[18]
Poland[19]
Slovakia[20]
Turkey[21]
United Kingdom[22]
Spain[23] February 26, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2012/08/17/awolnation-kill-your-heroes-video/
  2. ^ a b "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (BEL). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Awolnation Chart History (Alternative Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Awolnation Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "Awolnation – Chart History: Alternative Songs (Year end)". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Awolnation – Chart History: Rock Songs (Year end)". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "AWOLNATION – Kill Your Heroes (EMI)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Archived from the original on September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (CZE). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (FRA). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (DEN). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (IRE). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (ISR). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (LAT). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (LUX). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (NLD). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (NOR). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (POL). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (SLO). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (TUR). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Kill Your Heroes – Single by AWOLNATION". iTunes Store (GB). Apple. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Kill Your Heroes de AWOLNATION" (in Spanish). 7digital (SPA). Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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