Hero (Mariah Carey song)

song written and composed by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, originally recorded by Mariah Carey in 1992 and released in 1993

"Hero" is a song by Mariah Carey. It is from her third album, Music Box. The song was released on October 19, 1993. It became Carey's eighth number-one song in America. It was the fifth best-performing song of 1994 there.[source?] "Hero" is a pop and R&B ballad. Although Carey explained that she was unhappy with the song, she realizes how important the song is to her fans and performs it live at her concerts because of its uplifting message.[source?]

Song by Mariah Carey
from the album Music Box
B-side"Everything Fades Away"
ReleasedOctober 19, 1993 (1993-10-19)
  • Carey
  • Afanasieff
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"Without You" / "Never Forget You"