Welcome to the first installment of “Play This!” Each week (and maybe more often), we’ll bring you a playlist of great tunes from Spotify on a particular theme. And we’re kicking it off with this list of great songs celebrating Subject:CINEMA‘s Hero Heat IX series that will be running throughout the month of August. Some of these songs are directly related to known heroes, others celebrate everyday heroes, and others use heroes as a metaphor of some type. There are several songs not here that I had hoped to use, but alas, Spotify doesn’t have the Prince catalog, among other tunes, so we made do. Anyway, we hope you like the tunes, and if you’ve got an idea for a Play This theme for us to use, drop us a line. And until then, enjoy the music!