My choice of theme today for Bee’s musical challenge is a song specific to you and your spouse.
Our musical taste is very different, and there are several songs that we have both liked over the 34 years we’ve been together.
I’ve chosen this one today because Hubby is my hero as he gets rid of the spiders for me and is always there for me.
“Hero” topped many charts in the US including the Billboard adult contemporary chart for fifteen weeks. On the latter, the song would re-enter the top ten a year later, the first song ever to do so. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart though it is actually his most played song on the chart, outdoing prior singles “Bailamos” and “Be with You”, both of which went to number one on the chart. A remixed recording also topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in January 2002.
In January 2002, the song was released in the UK, where it debuted at number 86 before jumping 85 places to number one, where it remained for four weeks. Up to this point, Iglesias had already had two hits in the UK (“Bailamos” and “Could I Have This Kiss Forever”) but was still largely unknown. “Hero” was seen as his breakthrough in the UK and it became the third best-selling single of 2002 there, whilst Escape was also the third best-selling album of the year. With sales of 836,500, “Hero” was the 17th best-selling single of the 2000s in the UK. In April 2015, it was announced that the song had sold 1 million copies in the UK .
Ah, I remember that one well. I prefer him very much to his father 😍 great choice. Thanks so much for this brilliant prompt 💖
Likewise and you’re welcome!
I heard of Enrique Iglesias, but I didn’t know any of his music, however this song is lovely. Thanks for your wonderful prompt today, Di.
Glad you enjoyed it Jim.
Love this song
I love this song! Great choice Di!
Thanks Carol Anne
This is probably the song that that both my partner and I at the time (2008) really called it ‘our song’. We spent three years as a couple and I’ve not had a longer relationship since. https://youtu.be/PRczDxm5oJk
New one on me Glyn, and quite lovely.