Talk From Superheroes Podcast
Diana: So during the Spider-Man credits the song “Hero” by Nickelback came on and we were dying laughing. Then we started talking and we think this might have killed music tie-ins for movies. Before it was Space Jam, and every Will Smith movie and the Bodyguard.
Andrew: But no band has done a soundtrack for a major motion picture movie since that song. Cause prior you had Prince, Seal, big name pop stars doing original songs for superhero and action movies, and then Nickelback did “Hero” for this movie and since that moment every pop band was like, never again.
Jocelyn: That is mind blowing. A song so shitty it killed musical tie-ins forever.
Andrew: And it’s also a song that sounds like it should be about Superman, it’s all about flying high and that’s literally the one thing Spider-Man doesn’t do.
Jocelyn: I guarantee the movie execs were like, okay Nickelback, one reminder, Spider-Man does not fly on the wings of an eagle, he doesn’t fly, he goes around on web strings because as mentioned in his name, he is a Spider-Man. And Nickelback was like, no problem, eagles, whatever!
Diana: Wait, is this song about Green Goblin? Because they say “fly on the wings of an eagle” and Goblin has a glider.
Andrew: Oh my god they might have accidentally written about the villain!
Jocelyn: Yeah we wrote it about Spider-Man, you know the big green guy on the flying roller skates!
Andrew: Nickelback was like, “Who’s the star of this movie?” “Well, Willem Dafoe is the biggest actor …” “Willem Dafoe’s character, “The Hero to save us!”
Jocelyn: Chad Kroeger please just give me a straight answer, yes or no, do you understand that Willem Dafoe is not the hero of Spider-Man?
- The Hosts of The Talk From Superheroes Podcast On How Nickelback Killed Movie Tie-In Songs
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