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"Zero To Hero" is a song featured in Disney's Hercules. It is sung by Lillias White, LaChanze, Roz Ryan, Cheryl Freeman, and Vanéese Y. Thomas. The song was later used as the theme song to Hercules: The Animated Series, albeit shorter and with altered lyrics towards the end.

This song was included in the videos Disney Sing-Along Songs: Honor to Us All, Disney Sing Along Songs: Collection of All-Time Favorites: The Modern Classics, and Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules.

Lyrics

Bless my soul
Herc was on a roll
Person of the week in every Greek opinion poll
What a pro
Herc could stop a show
Point him at a monster and you're talking S.R.O.
He was a no one
A zero, zero
Now he's a honcho
He's a hero
Here was a kid with his act down pat

From zero to hero
In no time flat
Zero to hero
Just like that
When he smiled
The girls went wild with "ooh"s and "aah"s
And they slapped his face on every vase
(on every "vase")

From appearance fees and royalties
Our Herc had cash to burn
Now nouveau riche and famous
He could tell you what the Grecians "earn"!

Say amen
There he goes again
Sweet and undefeated
And an awesome 10 for 10
Folks lined up
Just to watch him flex
And this perfect package packed a pair of pretty pecs

Hercie, he comes he sees, he conquers
Honey, the crowds were going bonkers
He showed the moxie brains, and spunk
From zero to hero
A major hunk
Zero to hero
And who'd have thunk?

Who put the "glad" in "gladiator"?
Hercules!
Whose daring deeds are great theater?
Hercules!
Is he bold?
No one braver
Is he sweet?
Our favorite flavor

Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules

Bless my soul
Herc was on a roll
Undefeated
Riding high
And the nicest guy
Not conceited

He was a nothin'
A zero, zero
Now he's a honcho
He's our hero
He hit the heights at breakneck speed

From zero to hero
Herc is a hero
Now he's a hero

Yes indeed!

Who put the "glad" in "gladiator"?
Hercules!
Whose daring deeds are great theater?
Hercules!
Is he bold?
No one braver
Is he sweet?
Our favorite flavor
 
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules 

No one's fool!
Now the boy's in school!
He's in training!!
Smart and shy
And the nicest guy
Girl complaining 
He was a no one
A zero, zero
Give him a quick shot
He's our hero
He's almost likely to succeed

From zero to hero
Herc is a hero
He'll be a hero!!!

Wait and see

Other Versions

Performer(s) Title(s) Translations(s) Language
Abaza
Alma Koleci "Hero From Zero" Albanian
? (?), ? (?), ? (?), ? (?) & ? (?) Mehwar el' Qimma "All Over the Top" Arabic
Kacau Gomes, Sabrina Korgut, Rosa Marya Colin, Marya Bravo & Kiara Sasso "Zero á Héroi" "Zero to Hero" Brazilian Portuguese
Julie Leblanc, Mary Lou Gauthier, Linda Benoy, Lina Boudreau & Lana Carbonneau "Zéro à Héros" "Zero to Hero" Canadian French
? (?), ? (?), ? (?), ? (?) & ? (?) Cantonese
Susan Martín, Cani González, Helen de Quiroga, Paula Bas & María Caneda "Cero a Héroe" "Zero to Hero" Castilian Spanish
Sílvia Vilarrasa, Rius Muntsa, Àngels Gonyalons, Laura Simó & Sílvia Guillem "L'home de Ferro" "Iron Man" Catalan
Naďa Wepperová, Magdalena Rezková, Lída Finková, Jana Jurczáková & Lída Nopová Czech
Susanne Wiig Kalvåg, Pia Trøjgård, Bebiane Bøje, Gry Harrit & Julie Mortensen "En Helt Man Vil Huske" "A Hero Will Remember" Danish
Ingrid Simons, Laura Vlasblom, Lucretia van der Vloot, Babette Labeij & Daniëlle Mulder "Van Knoeier tot Kanjer" "From Bungler to the Best" Dutch
Eija Ahvo, Pirjo Aittomäki, Sinikka Sokka & Ami Aspelund "Nollasta Pollaan" "From Zero to Hero" Finnish
"Zero aan Hero" "Zero to Hero" Flemish
Mimi Félixine, Debbie Davis, Assitan Dembele, Jessica Parkers & Norma Ray "Zero en Hero" "Zero to Hero" French
Sabine Hettlich, Gundula Ulbrich, Jocelyn B. Smith, Ute Becker & Tina Schitto "In Sekunden auf Hundert" "In Seconds to Hundred" German
Εύα Τσελίδου (Eva Tselidou), Άννα Ρόσση (Anna Rossi), Τζούλι Μασίνο (Julie Massino), Σάντυ Πολίτη (Santi Politi) & Χριστίνα Αργύρη (Christina Aryiri) "Μύθος και Θρύλος" "A Myth and a Legend" Greek
? (Sinya Boaz), ? (Sharona Nestovich), ? (Dina Golan), ? (Orly Terri) & ? (Etti Kari) Me'efes Leneches "Zero to Asset" Hebrew
? (?), ? (?), ? (?), ? (?) & ? (?) Hindi
Bernadett Tunyogi, Kata Janza, Erika Náray, Adrienn Fehér & Bea Tisza Hungarian
Ruth Reginalds, Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir, Sigríður Beinteinsdóttir, Sigríður Guðnadóttir & Berglind Björk Jónsdóttir Icelandic
"Dia Pahlawan" "Heroes" Indonesian
Emanuela Cortesi, Lola Feghaly, Lalla Francia, Paola Repele & Paola Folli "Ieri Era Zero" "Yesterday Was Zero" Italian
竹沢教子 (Noriko Takezawa), 藤井夕香理 (Fujii Yūka Satoru), 白石江里香 (Erika Shiraishi), 牧野真由美 (Mayumi Makino) & 柴田穂積 (Hozumi Shibata) Japanese
전수경 (Jeon Su-Gyeong), 이미라 (Lee Mi-Ra), 진복자 (Jin Bok-Ja), 최정원 (Choi Jeong Won) & 정유희 (Jeong Yu-Hui) Korean
?/? "Not Zero, a Hero" Kabardian
?/? "Zero to Hero" Karachay
Vicky Gutiérrez, Mirna Garza, María del Sol, Ruth Howard & Blanca Flores "Cero a Héroe" "Zero to Hero" Latin American Spanish
"Zero ke Hero" "Zero to Hero" Malay
崔幗夫 (Cui Guo-Fu), 王華怡 (Wang Hua-Yi), 鄭仁麗 (Zheng Ren-Li), ? (?) & ? (?) Mandarin
Rita Eriksen, Christine Meyer, Kari Iveland, Grethe Svensen & Elisabeth Moberg "Zero til Hero" "Zero to Hero" Norwegian
Jolanta Jaszkowska, Olga Bończyk, Dorota Marczyk, Anna Maria Jopek & Anna Ścigalska "Nie Zero, a Heros" "Not Zero, a Hero" Polish
Sara Tavares, Susana Félix, Rita Guerra, Ana Paula Oliveira & Sandra Fidalgo Portuguese
Сауле Искакова (Saule Iskakova), Анна Гузикова (Anna Guzikova), Татьяна Валькова (Tatiana Valkova), Елена Терновая (Elena Ternovaya), Людмила Бауэр (Lyudmila Bauer) Russian
"Ne Zero, Junaka" "Not Zero, a Hero" Serbian
"Od Nuly k Sláve" "Zero to Hero" Slovak
Gladys del Pilar, Sussie Eriksson, Vivian Cardinal, Sharon Dyall & Anki Albertsson "Zero till Hero" "Zero to Hero" Swedish
สายสุนีย์ สุขกฤต (Saisunee Sukkrit), อรวรรณ เย็นพูนสุข (Orawan Yenphunsuk), รัดเกล้า อามระดิษ (Radklao Amaradit), สุมิตรา มีสุวรรณ (Sumitra Misuwan) & สุกานดา บุณยธรรมิก (Sukanda Boonyathanmik) Thai
Işın Büyükkaraca, Melis Sökmen, Tuba Önal, Sibel Gürsoy & Yonca Karadağ "O Sifirdan Oldu" Turkish
? (?), ? (?), ? (?), ? (?) & ? (?) Ukrainian

Other Appearances

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

"Zero to Hero" is a name of ability available to Hercules. It deals damage to entire row of enemies.

Videos

Trivia

  • In the demo version other monsters were seen.
  • This song is about becoming a somebody (an important person) from being a nobody (an unimportant person). In this film's case, Hercules eventually went from being a nobody/zero to a somebody/hero.
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Media
Films: HerculesHercules: Zero to HeroVideo

Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) • House of Mouse
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χKingdom Hearts III
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment - The MusicalDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesHercules: The Muse-icalVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars ParadeHercules Victory ParadeThe Hercules Electrical ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Happily Ever AfterWishes
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains WorldVillains Night Out!

Characters
Original: HerculesHadesPegasusPhiloctetesMegaraPain and PanicFatesMusesZeusHeraHermesHestiaHephaestusAthenaAresPoseidonAphroditeOlympian GodsArtemisApolloThebansDionysusTitansCerberusHydraMinotaurSthenoGriffinNemean LionNessusFuriesNymphsAmphytryon and Alcmene

TV Series: IcarusCassandraAdonisHelen of TroyTempestCirceTritonGalateaPandoraMedusaEchidnaTyphonEchidna's ChildrenHecateNemesisMr. ParenthesesHomerFear and TerrorIbidAntaeusPrometheusDaedelusMorpheusKronosGaiaAmphitriteAchillesTheseusOrionNestor & MeleagerMelampusLavinaAjaxAndromedaAnazareteSyrinxElectraMr. GriffKing MinosTiviusOrthosQueen Hippolyte

Songs
Original: The Gospel Truth IIIIIIGo the DistanceOne Last HopeZero to HeroI Won't Say (I'm in Love)A Star is Born

TV series songs: Send My Boy to SchoolMy TownPromethean DittyThe AgoraThe BacchanalThe Man That I LovePucker Up or Let Him SnoozeThat's How the Story GoesAphrodesia DanceLoe Is In The AirSine the Light Went AwayAin't Life a BeachCan-Do KingKronos StoneWhat's a Mother to Do?Sreamin' Grecian Teenage BluesLethe Water on the Brain!One Good Man

Locations
Ancient GreeceMount OlympusUnderworldPhil's IslandThebesPrometheus AcademyAtlantis City
Objects
Skull PacifierArmageddon BowLightning BoltsMortal PotionTrident
Miscellaneous
Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules

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