Zero to Hero (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Zero to Hero disney song music“Zero to Hero” is a song from the 1997 Disney animated movie “Hercules.” The song was written by Alan Menken and David Zippel and is performed by the Muses, a group of gospel-inspired singers who act as the movie’s narrators.

In the movie, “Zero to Hero” is a lively and upbeat song that tells the story of Hercules’ rise to fame and heroism. The song’s lyrics describe how Hercules went from being an awkward and unpopular teenager to a beloved hero, all thanks to his strength, determination, and bravery. The Muses sing the song in a call-and-response style, with the chorus proclaiming Hercules as a “zero to hero” and the verses detailing his journey.

The song’s catchy melody and fun lyrics make it one of the standout songs from the “Hercules” soundtrack, and it has become a popular song among fans of the movie. The song was also adapted into a stage musical version of “Hercules” that premiered in New York City in 2019, further cementing its status as a beloved part of the Disney canon.

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