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Zero to Hero

"Zero to Hero" is featured in Hercules

"Zero to Hero" is a song featured in Hercules. Its sung by Tawatha Agee, 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 somewhat altered lyrics towards the end.


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 a hot shot
He's a hero
He 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 oohs and ahhs
And they slapped his face on ev'ry vase
(On every vahse)

From appearance fees and royalties
Our Herc had cash to burn
Now nouveau riche and famous
He could tell you what's a Grecian "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!

Hercules, Hercules
Hercules, Hercules
Hercules, Hercules

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 hot-shot
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!


  • This song was included on several of Disney's "Sing Along Songs" videos, which include segments from movies with lyrics displayed on-screen. A bouncing "Mickey head" or other indicator helped show when each word should be sung. The videos where "Zero to Hero" appears are:
    • Sing Along Songs: From Hercules (UK VHS release only, 1997)
    • Sing Along Songs: The Modern Classics (VHS, 1997)
    • Sing Along Songs: Mulan: Honor to Us All (VHS, 1998)

Similar releases include:

  • Disney's Sing-Along Song Book: From Bambi to The Little Mermaid to Hercules
    includes lyrics and sheet music for singers and pianists
  • Disney's Hercules Sing-Along (audiocassette and book)
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