Short Change Hero

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"Short Change Hero" is a song by English rock band The Heavy. It is the fifth track on their second studio album, The House That Dirt Built (2009). In 2012, the song peaked at number 109 on the French Singles Chart.


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The Heavy are an English rock band from Noid, England, a small hamlet near Bath. However calling them simply a "rock" band is a bit misleading as their tunes are a hybrid of hip hop stylings and rock-type delivery of their lyrics. more »

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"Short Change Hero" is a song by The Heavy, a band from Bath, England. The Heavy blends rock, funk, soul, and hip-hop to form their unique sound.
The song was first released on October 5, 2009, as part of the band's second album, "The House That Dirt Built".
It was composed by band members Kelvin Claude Swaby, Daniel Matthew Taylor, Spencer Harrison Page, and Christopher Ellul.
The song has gained mainstream attention through its use in television, commercials, video games, and films, improving the band's global recognition.
TV appearances
"Short Change Hero" has been featured in several popular TV series, including 'Suits,' 'True Blood,' and 'Community'.
Games and Film
It was used as the theme song for the video game "Borderlands 2" and was also featured in the film, "Kick Ass".
The song has been used in commercials, such as the cinematic trailer for Batman: Arkham City, a popular video game.
Cover Versions
It has been covered by several other artists, demonstrating its popularity and influence.
Critical Acclaim
The song received positive reviews from critics, praising its uniqueness, the band's soulful performance, and the gritty, cinematic feel.
Lyrics and Theme
The song lyrics are said to speak about life's struggles and overcoming adversity, a theme commonly found in The Heavy's music.
The song's title, "Short Change Hero", refers to a hero who doesn't get the recognition they deserve, continuing the band's motif of describing underdogs and unsung heroes in their songs.
YouTube Views
The official music video of "Short Change Hero" on YouTube has amassed millions of views since its release.
Live Performances
The Heavy has included "Short Change Hero" in their live performances, captivating audiences with their eclectic blend of genres.
Album Success
"The House that Dirt Built," the album that features "Short Change Hero, was a huge success, reaching the UK Albums Chart and bringing The Heavy to international prominence.
Band's Signature Song
"Short Change Hero" is often considered one of the band's signature songs due to its universal success and recognition.

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