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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.


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"?
Whose daring deeds are great theater?
Is he bold?
No one braver
Is he sweet?
Our favorite flavor


Bless my soul
Herc was on a roll
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"?
Whose daring deeds are great theater?
Is he bold?
No one braver
Is he sweet?
Our favorite flavor

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
Alma Koleci Albanian
? (?), ? (?), ? (?), ? (?) & ? (?) 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
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
? (Eva Tselidou), Άννα Ρόσση (Anna Rossi), ? (Julie Massino), ? (Santi Politi) & ? (Christina Aryiri) "Μύθος και Θρύλος" "A Myth and a Legend" Greek
? (Sinya Boaz), ? (Sharona Nestovich), ? (Dina Golan), ? (Orly Terri) & ? (Etti Kari) 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
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
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 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.



  • 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.

v - e - d
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Films: Hercules | Hercules: Zero to Hero | Video
Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) | House of Mouse
Video games: Video game | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ | Kingdom Hearts III
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: Animazment - The Musical | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Wishes | Hercules: The Muse-ical | Villains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade | Hercules Victory Parade | The Hercules Electrical Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Villains World | Villains Night Out!


Original: Hercules | Hades | Pegasus | Philoctetes | Megara | Pain and Panic | Fates | Muses | Zeus | Hera | Hermes | Hestia | Hephaestus | Athena | Ares | Poseidon | Aphrodite | Olympian Gods | Artemis | Apollo | Dionysus | Titans | Cyclops | Cerberus | Hydra | Minotaur | Stheno | Griffin | Nemean Lion | Nessus | Furies | Nymphs | Amphytryon and Alcmene
TV Series: Icarus | Cassandra | Adonis | Helen of Troy | Tempest | Circe | Triton | Galatea | Pandora | Medusa | Echidna | Typhon | Echidna's Children | Hecate | Nemesis | Mr. Parentheses | Homer | Fear and Terror | Ibid | Antaeus | Prometheus | Daedelus | Morpheus | Kronos | Atlas | Gaia | Amphitrite | Thebans | Achilles | Theseus | Orion | Briares | Nestor & Meleager | Melampus | Lavina | Ajax | Andromeda | Anazarete | Syrinx | Electra | Mr. Griff | King Minos | Tivius | Orthos | Queen Hippolyte


Original: The Gospel Truth I | II | III | Go the Distance | One Last Hope | Zero to Hero | I Won't Say (I'm in Love) | A Star is Born
TV series songs: Send My Boy to School | My Town | Promethean Ditty | The Agora | The Bacchanal | The Man That I Love | Pucker Up or Let Him Snooze | That's How the Story Goes | Aphrodesia Dance | Loe Is In The Air | Sine the Light Went Away | Ain't Life a Beach | Can-Do King | Kronos Stone | What's a Mother to Do? | Sreamin' Grecian Teenage Blues | Lethe Water on the Brain! | One Good Man


Ancient Greece | Mount Olympus | Underworld | Phil's Island | Thebes | Prometheus Academy | Atlantis City


Skull Pacifier | Armageddon Bow | Lightning Bolts | Mortal Potion | Trident


Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules

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