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METALLICA - HERO OF THE DAY (SONG)
Entry:13/10/1996 (Position 37)
Last week in charts:10/11/1996 (Position 48)
Peak:21 (1 weeks)
Weeks:5
Place on best of all time:6829 (77 points)
Year:1996
Music/Lyrics:James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Kirk Hammett
Producer:James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Bob Rock
World wide:
de  Peak: 39 / weeks: 6
at  Peak: 29 / weeks: 2
nl  Peak: 25 / weeks: 4
be  Peak: 30 / weeks: 4 (Vl)
se  Peak: 10 / weeks: 13
fi  Peak: 3 / weeks: 9
no  Peak: 8 / weeks: 7
au  Peak: 2 / weeks: 8
nz  Peak: 21 / weeks: 5

CD-Single
Vertigo / Mercury 578 575-2



Cover

TRACKS
02/09/1996
CD-Single Vertigo / Mercury 578 575-2 (PolyGram) / EAN 0731457857526
02/09/1996
CD 1 - CD-Maxi Vertigo / Mercury METCD 13 / 578 575-2 (PolyGram) / EAN 0731457857526
1. Hero Of The Day
4:23
2. Overkill (Live)
4:09
3. Damage Case (Live)
3:44
4. Hero Of The Day (Outta B Sides Mix)
6:34
Extras:
Tracks 2 and 3:
Recorded live direct to two-track at the Plant Studios in Sausalito on December 13, 1995
during rehearsal for Lemmy's 50th Birthday Party at the Whiskey A Go-Go, Los Angeles
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
4:22LoadVertigo
532 618-2
Album
CD
04/06/1996
4:23Hero Of The DayVertigo / Mercury
578 575-2
Single
CD-Single
02/09/1996
Outta B Sides Mix6:34Hero Of The DayVertigo / Mercury
578 575-2
Single
CD-Single
02/09/1996
Live4:44S&MVertigo / Mercury
546 797-2
Album
CD
19/11/1999
MUSIC DIRECTORY
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Concert report Jonschwil 17.08.2008 (German)
Official Site
METALLICA IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Harvester Of Sorrow30/10/1988302
One28/05/19891313
Jump In The Fire27/05/1990303
Enter Sandman25/08/1991817
The Unforgiven08/12/19912411
Nothing Else Matters17/05/19921114
Sad But True15/11/1992422
Wherever I May Roam28/03/199388
Until It Sleeps09/06/1996117
Hero Of The Day13/10/1996215
The Memory Remains23/11/1997234
The Unforgiven II29/03/1998225
Fuel19/07/1998352
Turn The Page06/12/1998223
Whiskey In The Jar04/04/1999412
St. Anger20/07/2003383
Frantic30/11/2003231
The Day That Never Comes25/08/2008142
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
...And Justice For All14/05/1989362
Metallica25/08/1991166
Load16/06/1996122
Reload30/11/1997118
Garage Inc.06/12/1998313
S&M (Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)19/12/19991116
St. Anger22/06/2003116
Death Magnetic15/09/2008117
Six Feet Down Under EP27/09/201066
Ride The Lightning27/09/2010321
Master Of Puppets27/09/2010331
Six Feet Down Under Pt. 222/11/2010203
Lulu (Lou Reed & Metallica)07/11/2011122
Beyond Magnetic06/02/2012221
Through The Never (Soundtrack / Metallica)30/09/2013114
Hardwired... To Self-Destruct28/11/2016113
SONGS BY METALLICA
(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
...And Justice For All
2 x 4
53rd & 3rd
Ain't My Bitch
All Nightmare Long
All Within My Hands
Am I Evil?
Am I Savage?
Astronomy
Atlas, Rise!
Attitude
Bad Seed
Battery
Better Than You
Beyond Magnetic
Blackened
Bleeding Me
Blitzkrieg
Brandenburg Gate (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Breadfan
Broken, Beat & Scarred
Carpe Diem Baby
Cheat On Me (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Commando
Confusion
Crash Course In Brain Surgery
Creeping Death
Cretin Hop
Cure
Cyanide
Damage Case
Damage, Inc.
Devil's Dance
Die, Die My Darling
Dirty Window
Disposable Heroes
Don't Tread On Me
Dragon (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Dream No More
Dyers Eve
Enter Sandman
Escape
Eye Of The Beholder
Fade To Black
Fight Fire With Fire
Fixxxer
For Whom The Bell Tolls
For Whom The Bell Tolls (The Irony Of It All) (Metallica & DJ Spooky)
Frantic
Free Speech For The Dumb
Frustration (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Fuel
Garage Days Pt. II
Halo On Fire
Hardwired
Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
Harvester Of Sorrow
Hate Train
Hell And Back
Helpless
Here Comes Revenge
Hero Of The Day
Hit The Lights
Holier Than Thou
Human (Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
I Disappear
Iced Honey (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Invisible Kid
It's Electric
Jump In The Fire
Junior Dad (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Just A Bullet Away
Killing Time
King Nothing
Last Caress / Green Hell
Leper Messiah
Little Dog (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Little Wing
Lords Of Summer
Loverman
Low Man's Lyric
Mama Said
ManUNkind
Master Of Puppets
Mercyful Fate
Metal Militia
Mistress Dread (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Moth Into Flame
Motorbreath
Murder One
My Apocalypse
My Friend Of Misery
My World
No Leaf Clover (Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
No Remorse
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
Nothing Else Matters
Nothing Else Matters (Live 2013)
Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Now That We're Dead
Of Wolf And Man
One
One (Live)
Orion
Overkill
Phantom Lord
Poor Twisted Me
Prince Charming
Pumping Blood (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Purify
Rebel Of Babylon
Remember Tomorrow
Ride The Lightning
Ronnie
Ronnie Rising Medley
Sabbra Cadabra
Sad But True
Seek & Destroy
Shoot Me Again
Slither
So What
Some Kind Of Monster
Spit Out The Bone
St. Anger
Stone Cold Crazy
Stone Dead Forever
Suicide & Redemption
Sweet Amber
That Was Just Your Life
The $ 5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited
The Call Of Ktulu
The Day That Never Comes
The End Of The Line
The Four Horsemen
The Frayed Ends Of Sanity
The God That Failed
The House Jack Built
The Judas Kiss
The Memory Remains
The More I See
The Outlaw Torn
The Prince
The Shortest Straw
The Small Hours
The Struggle Within
The Thing That Should Not Be
The Unforgiven
The Unforgiven II
The Unforgiven III
The Unnamed Feeling
The View (Lou Reed & Metallica)
The Wait
Thorn Within
Through The Never
To Live Is To Die
Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
Too Late Too Late
Trapped Under Ice
Tuesday's Gone
Turn The Page
Until It Sleeps
Valley Of Misery
Wasting My Hate
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
We're A Happy Family
When A Blind Man Cries
Where The Wild Things Are
Wherever I May Roam
Whiplash
Whiskey In The Jar
You Really Got Me (Ray Davies & Metallica)
ALBUMS BY METALLICA
...And Justice For All
Back To The Front
Bay Area Trashers
Beyond Magnetic
Creeping Death
Creeping Death / Jump In The Fire
Death Magnetic
Exit Sandman
Garage Inc.
Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
Harvesters Of Sorrow
History Of Metallica
Jump In The Fire
Justice For All
Kill 'Em All
Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live At Le Bataclan. Paris, France
Live At Wembley Stadium [EP]
Live In Concert
Live In The 90's
Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge
Load
Lulu (Lou Reed & Metallica)
Master Of Puppets
Metallica
No Life 'til Leather
Orgullo, pasión, y gloria - Tres noches en la ciudad de México
Rarities - The Early Years
Reload
Ride The Lightning
Rock Power - The Documentary
S&M (Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
Six Feet Down Under EP
Six Feet Down Under Pt. 2
So What???!!!
Some Kind Of Monster
St. Anger
The $5.98 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited
The Big 4 - Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (Metallica / Slayer / Megadeth / Anthrax)
The Radio Recordings
The Story So Far...
The Ultimate Roots Of Metallica
The Unnamed Feeling EP
Through The Never (Soundtrack / Metallica)
Winnipeg 1986 - The Canadian Broadcast
Woodstock 1994
Woodstock '94 - The Classic Broadcast
DVDS BY METALLICA
A Year And A Half In The Life Of...
Beyond Thunder & Lightning
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Cliff 'Em All!
Cunning Stunts
Français pour une nuit
Live In San Diego
Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Metallica
Nothing Else Matters
Orgullo, pasión, y gloria - tres noches en la ciudad de México
Quebec Magnetic
S&M (Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
Shitload / Texas
Some Kind Of Monster
The Big 4 - Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (Metallica / Slayer / Megadeth / Anthrax)
The Videos 1989 - 2004
Through The Never (Soundtrack / Metallica)
Warriors - Live
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.41 (Reviews: 44)
****
Knapp an der 5 vorbei.
****
Ist schon okay, gibt aber besseres auf 'Load'. Warum der ausgekoppelt wurde, bleibt mir ein Rätsel!?
******
vielleicht werde ich der einzige bleiben, der hier die volle punktzahl gibt, aber ich finde diesen song im wahrsten sinne des wortes triumphal! total schöne melodie...und hetfield singt famos. Noch besser ist die S&M-Version.
Last edited: 18.06.2007 22:36
***
doof
*****
Doch, dieser Song gefällt mir
*****
Hochklassiges Gitarrenintro. Ansonsten nicht wirklich viel Einfallsreichtum, aber von Hetfield sehr gut gesungen. Die Metaller werden es nicht mögen, wer Metallica aber ihre Experimente gönnt, wird sich mit diesem feinen Song bestens arrangieren.
*****
Finde ich sehr gelungen Klasse !!!!!
*****
▓ Prima plaat van "Metallica" uit september 1996 !!! Ook mij bevalt deze plaat "Hero Of The Day" !!! Was in Nederland maar een bescheiden "Hitje", oktober 1996 !!! Nog net 5 sterren !!! (NL Top 40: 4 wk / # 19) !!!
****
2te single von load, untypischer metallica sound wie ich meine!
*****
Na bitte, geht doch. Guter "Load"-Track, der - zumindest die meiste Zeit - eine klasse Melodie hat. Der Refrain ist richtig geil! "Hero of the Day" gehört zu den drei Besten auf "Load" und kriegt 'ne knappe 5*!
*****
...sehr gut...
****
...solide vier...
****
Anfangs mochte ich es sehr, hörte sich aber sehr schnell ab und entwickelte sich nur zum Mittelmaß.
*****
Sehr guter Song von Hetfield & Co. Fast schon progressiv, hat mich denn auch an Porcupine Tree erinnert, v.a. diese Wechsel zwischen ruhigen und lauten Passagen.
******
Gefällt mir ausserordentlich gut, zumal auch noch schöne Erinnerungen dranhängen. Schafft aber auch so locker 6*. Die Melodie ist einfach wunderbar, ebenso die Atmosphäre. Auch vom Aufbau her voll gelungen, der Ausbruch mit dem folgenden Stimmungswechsel etwa in der Mitte ist sackstark. Perfekter Song!
****
schöner song
******
so geil
****
ansprechender Song aus 1996, damit auf #8 in Norwegen gewesen (7 Wochen notiert) - 4*...
****
In 1996 was Metallica wat milder geworden. De scherpe randjes waren ervan af en de heren hadden zelfs hun lange haar afgeknipt. Dit was de 2e single van "Load" in oktober 1996. Kwam tot nr 25. Iets minder dan "Until it sleeps" maar toch 4 sterren waard
*****
Sehr gut, aber keine 6
******
Ich höre ein breites Spektrum an Musik und dieser Song gehört in meiner über 2600 Titel umfassenden i-Tunes Audiothekt zu den 17 mit höchstnote belegten Stücken. Hero of the Day ist einfach fantastisch, gesanglich, kompositorisch wie auch spieltechnisch. Metallica wie ich sie liebe.
*****
#62 Triple J Hottest 100 (1996)

Topped my personal chart for 3 weeks.

Came in at #24 on my ULTIMATE TOP 100 OF 1996.
Last edited: 28.12.2015 14:48
***
OK, but not one of their best.
******
Very Nice!
******
wieder eines der besten stücke von ihnen. mal ein bisschen anders, aber nwv toll!
*****
zeer goed nummer!
******
Helden.
*****
yes you're my hero
*****
Awesome.
**
belanglos
**
Mala
*****
Schöne, ruhige, melodiöse Nummer von ihnen, vom Sound
her tatsächlich alles andere als Metallica-typisch....für mich
zusammen mit "Mama Said" DAS Highlight auf dem "Load"
Album!
Last edited: 24.06.2012 18:47
***
I dunno, I've never really been able to get into this one. It doesn't really build to anything satisfying and I struggle to remember anything after it finishes.
***
Durchschnittler Song, der sich 1996 in den deutschen Charts platzieren konnte.
*****
Kommt in letzter Zeit zu schlecht weg, 5 Sterne sind verdient.
*****
ganz cool

CDN: -
USA: #60, 1996
****
Not as good as "Until It Sleeps" but it's pretty good. *insert everything else I've said about their other hits in the '90s*. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though. Just something I happened to notice.
****
Een van de wat betere songs uit deze Metallica periode.
Maar toch mis ik wat.
*
Zwak.
****
Pretty disappointing for their standards but still fairly good and nice to listen to.
****

4 Sterne haben sie sich verdient.
****
laut und sicher nicht schlecht
****
lang niet zo goed als hun eerdere periode, een 4
****
I quite like this. I enjoy their slower ones although struggle to pick them out by title.
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