It was released on 12 June The song peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart. There had been a four-and-a-half-month gap between their previous single "Open Your Heart" and this single's release. Originally planned to be the second single, but delayed for a more radio-friendly single remix, "Search for the Hero" became one of the most familiar M People songs, responsible for propelling the parent album Bizarre Fruit back into the Top 10 in after having first charted at No.
In June"Search for the Hero" continued the band's unbroken run of eight consecutive Top 10 On The Bean - Coleman Hawkins - Kind Of Hawkins, entering the chart and peaking at number 9. It had been expected to chart much higher due to very strong radio support, but it stayed in the Top 20 for three weeks like predecessor single: " Open Your Heart ".
The single Search For The Hero - M People - Bizarre Fruit out of the top 40 after Search For The Hero - M People - Bizarre Fruit five weeks. The two Bizarre Fruit singles "Open Your Heart" and "Search for the Hero" had been swapped by the record company because of the demand for dance music inso "Search for the Search For The Hero - M People - Bizarre Fruit was pushed to be the middle single scheduled for the summer as a precursor to their world tour.
The single sold 88, copies in its first week, almost as much as " Renaissance ", which a year previously had sold 89, in its first week after charting higher at number 5 in February Musically big-voiced Ms Small does something inconceivable for many others, namely singing a soulful ballad on quite a heavy rhythm track. Airplay for the single began five weeks before retail release, entering at number 45 and moving to 31 to 23 to 18 and then to number 15 in its first retail week. Unlike its sales, "Search for the Hero"'s airplay peaked at number 5, where it stayed for two weeks and did not leave the Airplay Top 40 for 13 weeks.
In Search For The Hero - M People - Bizarre Fruit almost a year after release "Search for the Hero" re-entered the airplay chart at number 33 and climbed for five consecutive weeks to peak at number The music video for "Search for the Hero" was directed by Matthew Amos.
A triptych of images are detailed with DNA formulae, people in busy places and body statistics make up this image and foundation of life. Children are also seen running free and playing in the desecration and dilapidation of broken down cars, bricks, mortar, fire and flames.
The whole line up of the band are seen as well as, on drums Andy GangadeenLynieve Austin and Paul Johnson performing on backing vocals within the shell of the Power Station drums.
The other images seen are of exploding cars, kids playing on wasteland, smashing glasses bottles and CCTV footage. There are two poignant images in the video are the dolls head falling to the ground and the child swing from the hanging rope noose.
They serviced two mixes of the single in the form of a laid back RnB groove "Searchin mix" and a dub of the same remix. The other mix is from producers Blacksmith with their "Mellow Flava mix".
The final track on the single is a live performance recorded in Germany on the Bizarre Fruit Tour earlier in It is played during a training montage where Ted and Dougal try to get Walters Theme - R.E.M.
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