Three Minute Hero

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"Three Minute Hero"
Three Minute Hero.jpg
Single by the Selecter
from the album Too Much Pressure
B-side "James Bond"
Genre Ska
Label 2 Tone CHS TT 8
Songwriter(s) Neol Davies
  • Errol Ross
  • the Selecter
The Selecter singles chronology
"On My Radio"
"Three Minute Hero"
"The Whisper"

"Three Minute Hero" is a song and single written by Neol Davies and performed by the English 2 tone ska revival band the Selecter. [1] It is the opening track on side one of their debut studio album Too Much Pressure . Released in 1980, the song reached number 16 on the UK charts, staying there for six weeks. [2] [1]

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  1. 1 2 "On My Radio". Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. "UK Official charts - Selecter". Retrieved 2013-06-13.