Australian singles chart:
Heroes entered the Kent Music Report on 5 December 1977 and peaked at #11. The song was #77 on the Top 100 of 1978.
The song is on Heroes which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 28 November 1977 and peaked at #6.
David Bowie, Brian Eno
Heroes by David Bowie was co-written by Bowie and Brian Eno, produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, and recorded in 1977 at Hansa Studio by the Wall, Berlin.
The song title is a reference to the 1975 track Hero by German krautrock band Neu!, whom Bowie and Eno admired.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/”Heroes”_(David_Bowie_song)
This song tells the story of a German couple who are so determined to be together that they meet every day under a gun turret on The Berlin Wall. Bowie, who was living in Berlin at the time, was inspired by an affair between his producer Tony Visconti and backup singer Antonia Maass, who would kiss “by the wall” in front of Bowie as he looked out of the Hansa Studio window.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/david-bowie/heroes
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