I know I’ve done several Pick 5’s about music before, but this week it is a bit different. Here is my Pick 5 Superheroes in Music, but this time with video accompaniment.
#5 – Paradise City (Guns n Roses)
Paradise City isn’t a Superhero song, but Captain America is mentioned in the song. Captain America could be a reference to anything or anybody. For me, I like to think it’s about our pal Steve Rogers.
#4 – Hero (Bonnie Tyler)
Another song that is not technically a song about Superheroes, two are mentioned during the song. Hercules is mentioned, which they probably mean the mythical being, not the Marvel hero. Also Superman is mentioned, but it would be more in the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche than the ideas of Siegel and Shuster.
#3 – Magneto and Titanium Man (Paul McCartney & Wings)
This may be the crown jewel of all songs featuring Superheroes. Not only does it feature two comic characters in the title, but Crimson Dynamo is also in the song as well. Who new Paul McCartney was a comic book fan? Since they are super villains, maybe this should have been on a separate list, but here it is.
#2 – Spider-Man Theme (The Ramones)
There have been many covers of the Spider-Man theme song. Michael Buble did one as well. For a classic rock/hard rock fan, The Ramones version is by far the coolest (Aerosmith comes in second but that was on the movie soundtrack so it doesn’t count).
#1 – Wish I Could Fly Like Superman (The Kinks)
Lately one of my favourite bands to listen to are The Kinks. The Kinks are one of the bands that emerged during the British Invasion. Their sound is definitely unique. Some songs are earliest examples of hard rock, while others have complex lyrics with a “folksy” feel to them. The song “Wish I Could Fly Like Superman” sounds like a disco hit mixed with some early 80’s hard rock. It is just a cool song, which inspired this week’s Pick 5.