David Bowie’s “Heroes” Hit #1 in UK – 40th Anniversary

The “Heroes” limited edition 40th-anniversary 7″ picture disc issued via Parlophone last Friday (22nd) has entered today’s UK singles chart at #1. (29 September 2017 – 05 October 2017). It joins three other Bowie releases in the Official Physical Singles Chart Top 20 right now.

UK Chart Positions:
#01 – “Heroes”
#11 – No Plan EP
#12 – Be My Wife
#17 – Sound And Vision




“Heroes” is also at #25 in the overall singles sales chart.

The limited edition 40th-anniversary 7″ picture disc, “Heroes,” was released worldwide on September 22, 2017 via Parlophone.

Originally released in the UK on September 23, 1977, “Heroes” was the first single to be taken from the album of the same name, the second of the so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ of albums.

“Heroes” was recorded in English, French and German and has over the past forty years become an inspirational anthem. When Bowie performed the song in West Berlin in 1987 with the Wall as a backdrop, thousands of East Berliners could be heard singing and cheering along; Bowie later described it as one of the most emotional performances of his career.

The AA of the disc is a previously unreleased live version of the track from Marc Bolan’s ‘Marc’ ITV show, where the song was heard for the first time by fans in the UK. The track was recorded on the 7th of September 1977 but wasn’t broadcast until later that month by which time Bolan had passed away in a tragic accident.

A-Side “HEROES” (Single version 2017 Remaster)
(Lyrics by David Bowie, Music by David Bowie and Brian Eno)
Produced by David Bowie & Tony Visconti
Recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin and Mountain Studios, Montreux

AA-Side “HEROES” (‘Marc’ show version)
(Lyrics by David Bowie, Music by David Bowie and Brian Eno)
Recorded for the television show ‘Marc’ on 7th September 1977 and broadcast on 20th September 1977
Previously unreleased