When you think of super heroes and broadway songs about super heroes, you probably think of SpiderMan the Musical or even Holding out for a Hero from Footloose. What you probably don’t think of are all of the great shows that have songs about super heroes in them. You have classic shows and new shows and in each one of them you have a main character singing about his or her hero and why they wish their hero would rescue them. Because there are tons of shows about super heroes but the songs about other super heroes never get credit, here are a few of my favorite broadway songs about super heroes.
Next to normal Super Boy and the Invisible Girl.
This is probably one of my favorite showtunes from the last few years. It’s about a girl wishing she would be saved. The show is about a person who has a serious mental issue and how her daughter copes with it. The song is one of the most beautiful songs from the show and one that can easily get stuck in your head. Here is super boy and the invisible girl.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing along blog.
If you love Neil Patrick Harris and his appearances on Glee, you will probably love his off broadway sort of made for movie musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing a Long blog. Instead of being told from the hero’s side, Dr. Horrible’s Sing a Long Blog is told from the villain’s side. Neil Patrick Harris did a great job in this show and the songs are kind of fun. I do have to be honest and say that I never made it through the entire thing because the show bores me, but Neil looked really cute so I have to love some of the songs. Here is Everyone’s a Hero in Their Own Way from Dr. Horrible’s Sing a Long Blog.
You’re Nothing without me from City of Angels.
One of the classic shows with a song about super heroes is City of Angels. The song you’re nothing without me is probably the most famous one as well. It is the artist singing back and forth with his super hero comic. The two of them go back and forth with each other about how the other is nothing without the other one and which one is better. It’s sort of a great song for someone who has writer’s block and cannot think of what to write about. They constantly battle with their ideas and sometimes it seems like your ideas are fighting back with you. You’re Nothing Without Me from City of Angels is a great song about battling with a super hero about being nothing without each other and how we all depend on someone else to exist.
There are a ton of other great broadway songs about super heroes like the new one from Catch Me if You Can the Musical and even one of the songs from Shrek. The problem is that there are way to many broadway songs about super heroes to choose from so I wanted to list my three favorite showtunes about super heroes for you. If you have a favorite, feel free to leave a comment with it below.