“A World Without Heroes” is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. It is credited as being written by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Lou Reed and Bob Ezrin, and was originally recorded and released on their 1981 album Music from “The Elder”. Originally titled “Every Little Bit of Your Heart”, the lyrics were changed in order the fit the concept of the album, which Lou Reed contributed the line “A world without heroes, is like a world without sun” to the lyrics. The song is a slow ballad which features Simmons on lead vocals and Stanley on guitar solo. It was released as the lone single from The Elder album and reached #56 in the U.S. and #55 in the UK. A video was made to help promote the single, and was the first Kiss video to be played on MTV.