«Holding Out for a Hero» is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for the soundtrack to the 1984 film Footloose.

It later featured on her sixth studio album, Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire (1986). The track was produced by Jim Steinman, who co-wrote the song with Dean Pitchford.

«Holding Out for a Hero» was a Top 40 hit in several European countries, as well as Canada and the United States.

Its 1985 re-release in the United Kingdom reached number two (remaining there for three weeks) and topped the singles chart in Ireland.

🌈 The 80’s: ❤️ Ode to Women • 👸 Jennifer Connelly • 🎻 Bonnie Tyler • 🦸‍♂️Holding Out for a Hero