Superman's Song

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"Superman's Song"
Canadian promo single
Single by Crash Test Dummies
from the album The Ghosts That Haunt Me
Released March 1991
Format CD single
Genre Folk rock
Label BMG/Arista
Writer(s) Brad Roberts
Producer(s) Steve Berlin
Crash Test Dummies singles chronology
- "Superman's Song"
"The Ghosts That Haunt Me"
Alternative cover
American promo single

"Superman's Song" was the first single of the Canadian folk-rock group Crash Test Dummies and came from their 1991 debut album The Ghosts That Haunt Me. The single was the group's first hit, charting in both Canada (#4) and the United States (#56). It was also featured in the pilot of the Canadian TV series Due South.[1]

The song was covered by Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche of The Roches, on her second EP 8 More. It also has been covered by Nataly Dawn.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Superman's Song" - 4:31

Music video[edit]

Brad Roberts singing in the music video for "Superman's Song".

The music video for the song was directed by Dale Heslip and features the band singing at a funeral for Superman attended by various aging superheroes. Some depicted are a middle aged Wonder Woman-like character, The Green Hornet, and possibly Green Lantern (Alan Scott).[2] It won the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Video in 1991.


Chart (1991) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 56
Chart (1992) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[3] 87


  1. ^ "Music used in Due South". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Superman's Song music video". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 

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