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The soundtrack for Heroes features incidental and theme music by Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin, the duo better known as "Wendy and Lisa" and perhaps best known for the work with Prince as members of his support band "The Revolution". Vocalizations are provided by Shenkar.

The series also features spot songs from other artists.

Featured Songs

Episodes with no spot songs are not listed.

In His Own Image (unaired pilot)

  • "Red House" by Jimi Hendrix (in place of "Mustang Sally" by Buddy Guy)
  • "Road to Joy" by Bright Eyes (in place of "Eyes" by Rogue Wave)


  • "Mustang Sally" by Buddy Guy
  • "Eyes" by Rogue Wave
  • "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys
  • "Kore Ga Watashi No Ikirumichi" by Puffy AmiYumi
  • "Glósóli" by Sigur Rós

Don't Look Back

  • "Jatt Ho giya Sharabee" by Panjabi MC
  • "The Way She's Moving" by Manon Dave (featuring Messiahbolical)

One Giant Leap

  • "Where the Blacktop Ends" by Keith Urban
  • "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban


  • "Eyes" by Rogue Wave
  • "Do Your Thing" by Basement Jaxx
  • "Final Shakedown" by Groove Armada
  • "The Girl in the Other Room" by Diana Krall


  • "I'm Confessin'" by Lizz Wright

Six Months Ago

  • "Smile" by Lily Allen
  • "Take Your Mama" by Scissor Sisters
  • "Avalon" by Roxy Music


  • "Un Bel Di Vedremo" by Giacomo Puccini's (from Madame Butterfly)

Five Years Gone

  • "Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp


  • "All Right Now" by Free

Four Months Later...

  • "Keep My Composure" by The Chemical Brothers (feat. Spank Rock)

The Kindness of Strangers

  • "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor (sung by Dana Davis)

Fight or Flight

  • "Boyz" by M.I.A.

The Line

  • "All For Swinging You Around" by The New Pornographers

Out of Time

  • "Weightless" by Nada Surf

Four Months Ago...

  • "He's Frank" by Brighton Port Authority
  • "We Interrupt This Programme" by Coburn

Cautionary Tales

  • "Nine In the Afternoon" by Panic! At The Disco

Truth and Consequences

  • "Keep My Composure" by The Chemical Brothers (feat. Spank Rock)

The Butterfly Effect

  • "He's Frank" by Brighton Port Authority

Angels and Monsters

  • "Glad It's Over" by Wilco
  • "Chills" by My Morning Jacket
  • "Jealousy Rides With Me" by Death Cab for Cutie
  • "All Things Must Pass" by The Jesus and Mary Chain

Dying of the Light

  • "All Things Must Pass" by The Jesus and Mary Chain

A Clear and Present Danger

  • "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by The Inkspots

Building 26

  • "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf (cover)
  • "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
  • "Chills" by My Morning Jacket

Cold Wars

  • "Chills" by My Morning Jacket


  • "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac

Shades of Gray

  • "Not Now, But Soon" by Imogen Heap

Into Asylum

  • "Runaway" by Del Shannon
  • "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by The Animals
  • "Warhead" by Zircon


  • "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny-Il Meglio
  • "Crying" by Roy Orbison
  • "Crying" by k.d. lang


  • "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder

Jump, Push, Fall

  • "An Honest Mistake" by The Bravery


  • "Grapevine Fires" by Death Cab for Cutie


  • "Bad Body Double" by Imogen Heap
  • "Midnight at the Oasis" by Maria Muldaur

Hysterical Blindness

Once Upon a Time in Texas

  • "A Long Way Home" by Dwight Yoakam

Upon This Rock

  • "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer


  • "Lonesome Town" by Ricky Nelson

The Wall

  • "Everytime You Go Away" by Paul Young

Heroes Evolutions

Zach’s MySpace

In almost every MySpace post that Zach posts, he lists a song that he is listening to at the moment.

  • “Demon Days” by Gorillaz
  • “The Dresden Dolls” by The Dresden Dolls
  • “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC
  • “Strange Little Girl” by Tori Amos
  • “Lest We Forget: The Best of Marilyn Manson” by Marilyn Manson
  • “Little Miss Sunshine” by Various Artists
  • “Californication” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Violator” by Depeche Mode
  • “Where Is My Mind: A Tribute to the Pixies” by Various Artists

Saving Charlie

  • A tinned Muzak version of "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper plays on the phone while Hiro is on hold. (Chapter 7)
  • A pink haired woman mangles a karaoke version of "Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite. (Chapter 7)
  • The Jackalope Ice House plays "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash and "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks. Hiro and Charlie dance to "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus, and then slow dance to "So Long So Wrong" by Alison Krauss. (Chapter 30)
  • "So Long So Wrong" by Alison Krauss comes on the radio, and Hiro asks Lynette to turn it off. (Chapter 38)

See Also

External Links

Artist Sites

Production edit

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See Also: CastCrewIn His Own ImageProduct PlacementRecurring ThemesReferencesSpeculation