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Heroes (Måns Zelmerlöw song)

"Heroes"
Single by Måns Zelmerlöw
from the album Perfectly Damaged
Released 28 February 2015
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:11
Label Warner Music
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Joy Deb
  • Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
Måns Zelmerlöw chronology
"Run for Your Life"
(2014)
"Heroes"
(2015)
"Should've Gone Home"
(2015)
"Heroes"
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
  • Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
  • Joy Deb
  • Linnea Deb
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
217
Final result
1st
Final points
365
Appearance chronology
◄ "Undo" (2014)   
"TBA" (2016) ►

"Heroes" is a song by Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw.[3][4] It was released on 28 February 2015 as a digital download in Sweden. The song was written and composed by Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb and Linnea Deb. On 14 March, the song won Melodifestivalen 2015 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria, which it won.[5][6] It is the lead single for Zelmerlöw's sixth studio album Perfectly Damaged.

Contents

  • Critical reception 1
  • Melodifestivalen 2
  • Eurovision success 3
  • Track listings 4
  • Charts 5
  • Certifications 6
  • Release history 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Critical reception

With 10 reviews from Wiwibloggs, "Heroes" received an average of 8.45 out of 10, the highest score at the final of Melodifestivalen based on their reviews. Robyn gave the song a perfect score of 10 and said that Måns was a charismatic performer. Deban gave the song a rate of 7.5 and said that Måns was "fabulously telegenic" and said "Heroes" is a weak entry without the visuals. Bogdan gave the lowest score for the song–3 out of 10– and said that the song was the child of David Guetta's "Lovers on the Sun" and Avicii's "The Nights". Denise described the song as a mix between Avicii and Coldplay and gave it 10 out of 10. Billy said that the song would certainly win Europeans' hearts and gave it 10 out of 10. Padraig described the song as "almost perfect" and gave it 9 out of 10. Angus said "Måns has demonstrated clear mandate to go to Eurovision" and gave it 10 out of 10. Ron praised the visual aspect of the performance and said "Heroes" was something deeper than all his previous songs in Melodifestivalen and gave it 9 out of 10. Sami said the song reminded of David Guetta and gave it 9 out of 10. William said the lyrics of the song made no sense and gave it 7 out of 10.[7] Writing in The Independent, Kiran Moodley also compared it with the Guetta song, concluding "indeed the resemblance is uncanny."[8]

Melodifestivalen

Being Zelmerlöw's third participation in the selection, "Heroes" participated in the fourth semi-final of the 2015 Melodifestivalen which was held in Örebro's Conventum Arena on 28 February 2015.[9]

The song was performed last at the fourth semi-final. It direct qualified to the final as it got one of the first two places.[10][11] Right after the second chance, the running order of the final was revealed with "Heroes" being performed at the sixth position. "Heroes" won the selection with 122 points from the international jury and 166 points from the public, receiving 288 points in total, a record under the current voting system. The entry also beat the second placed song with a record margin of 149 points.[12][5][6][13]

Eurovision success

"Heroes" won the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with a total of 365 points.[14] It is the third-highest-scoring song in the history of the contest.[15] It is also the first winning song since the introduction of the split jury-televoting system in 2009 that has not won the televoting.

Track listings

Digital download[16] / CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Heroes"   3:10
Digital download — Remixes[17]
No. Title Length
1. "Heroes" (B.o.Y Remix) 3:44
2. "Heroes" (7th Heaven Club Mix) 6:30
3. "Heroes" (Axento Extended Remix) 5:09
4. "Heroes" (Eray Oktav Remix) (Extended) 5:28

Charts

Zelmerlöw performing "Heroes" at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[18] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[19] 1
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 1
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 6
Croatia (Croatian Airplay Radio Chart)[22] 4
Czech Republic (Hitparáda Singles Top 100)[23] 26
Denmark (Tracklisten)[24] 7
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[25] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[26] 5
France (SNEP)[27] 33
Germany (Official German Charts)[28] 2
Greece Digital Songs (Billboard)[29] 1
Hungary (Single Top 40)[30] 12
Iceland (Tonlist)[31] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[32] 10
Israel (Media Forest)[33] 2
Italy (FIMI)[34] 25
Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard)[35] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[36] 12
Norway (VG-lista)[37] 4
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20)[38] 5
Romania (Airplay 100)[39] 58
Russia (2M)[40] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[41] 7
Slovakia (IFPI Slovakia Rádio Top 100)[42] 35
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[43] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[44] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[45] 1
Turkey (Number One Top 40)[46] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[47] 11

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Norway (IFPI Norway)[48] Gold 5,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[49] Gold 20,000^
Sweden (GLF)[50] 4× Platinum 160,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history

Country Date Format Label
Denmark[51] 28 February 2015 Digital download Warner Music
Finland[52]
Norway[53]
Sweden[16] Warner Music Sweden
United Kingdom[54] Digital download Warner Music
Australia[55]
Italy[56] 9 March 2015

References

  1. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/05/23/sweden-eurovision-song-2015-contest-mans-zelmerlow/27862639/
  2. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/eurovision/11626760/Eurovision-2015-Swedens-Mans-Zelmerlow-wins-with-Heroes.html
  3. ^ "Måns Zelmerlöw – Melodifestivalen". SVT.se. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Zelmerlöw och JTR till final". Svenska Dagbladet.  
  5. ^ a b "Eurovision Sweden: Måns Zelmerlöw wins Melodifestivalen 2015!". esctoday.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Finalen i Melodifestivalen". SvD.se. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "#MELFEST: WIWI JURY REVIEWS MÅNS ZELMERLÖW WITH ‘HEROES’". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sweden at Eurovision 2015: This is why Mans Zelmerlow won Sweden's sixth contest". The Independent. 
  9. ^ Petersson, Emma. "JTR och Måns Zelmerlöw är i final i Melodifestivalen 2015" (in Swedish).  
  10. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (28 February 2015). "Last Melodifestivalen semi-final results". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Adams, William Lee (17 March 2015). "MELODIFESTIVALEN 2015: SVT RELEASE FULL RESULTS FOR ALL HEATS". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Halpin, Chris (14 March 2015). "MELODIFESTIVALEN 2015: MÅNS ZELMERLÖW WINS WITH “HEROES”". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Måns Zelmerlöw slog alla rekord i Melodifestivalen 2015". svt.se. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest 2015". Sky News. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest: Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "iTunes – Musik – Heroes – Single av Måns Zelmerlöw". iTunes. 
  17. ^ "iTunes – Musik – Heroes (Remixes) – EP av Måns Zelmerlöw". iTunes. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart".  
  19. ^ austriancharts.at – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
  20. ^ ultratop.be – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
  21. ^ ultratop.be – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
  22. ^ "Croatian ARC Top 100".  
  23. ^ "IFPI ČR Hitparáda – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 Týden – 201524". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  24. ^ [2]
  25. ^ "Mans Zelmerlow – Chart history" Billboard Euro Digital Songs for Mans Zelmerlow. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  26. ^ "Måns Zelmerlöw: Heroes" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  27. ^ lescharts.com – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
  28. ^ offiziellecharts.de – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
  29. ^ "Greece Digital Songs: 13 June 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 7 June 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  30. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
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  32. ^ "Chart Track: Week 22, 2015". Irish Singles Chart.
  33. ^ "Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  34. ^ http://www.italiancharts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=44567&pages=. 
  35. ^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs: 13 June 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 7 June 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  36. ^ dutchcharts.nl – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
  37. ^ norwegiancharts.com – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
  38. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  39. ^ "Airplay 100, Podcast (21 Jun), cca. minute 90" (in Romanian).  
  40. ^ "Lenta.ru: Песня Гагариной на «Евровидении»".  
  41. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-06-06". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  42. ^ "IFPI Slovakia Hitparáda – RADIO TOP 100 Týždeň – 201522". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
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  46. ^ "Digital Singles Charts – Turkey". Number One Top 40. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  47. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-06-06" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  48. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes" (in Norwegian).  
  49. ^ "Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes". PROMUSICAE (in Spanish). elportaldemusica.es. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  50. ^ "Sverigetopplistan > "Måns" > "Sök" > "HEROES" > "Certifikat". Sveriges Officiella Topplista (in Swedish). sverigetopplistan.se. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  51. ^ "iTunes – Music – Heroes – Single by Måns Zelmerlöw". 4 June 2015. 
  52. ^ "iTunes – Music – Heroes – Single by Måns Zelmerlöw". 4 June 2015. 
  53. ^ "iTunes – Music – Heroes – Single by Måns Zelmerlöw". 4 June 2015. 
  54. ^ "Heroes: Måns Zelmerlöw: Amazon.co.uk: Digital music". Amazon.co.uk. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  55. ^ "Heroes – Single". iTunes Australia. 29 May 2015. 
  56. ^ "Heroes: Måns Zelmerlöw: Amazon.it: Musica Digitale". Amazon.it. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

External links

  • Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (Official Video) on YouTube
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"Undo" by Sanna Nielsen
Melodifestivalen winner
2015
Incumbent
Preceded by
"Rise Like a Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst
Eurovision Song Contest winner
2015
Incumbent


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