Superman's Song

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"Superman's Song"
Superman's song promo single.jpg
Canadian promo single
Single by Crash Test Dummies
from the album The Ghosts That Haunt Me
ReleasedMarch 1991
FormatCD single
GenreFolk rock
Songwriter(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
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.


Weekly charts[edit]

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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 27


  1. ^ "Music used in Due South". Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. 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.
  4. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Retrieved November 23, 2017.

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