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The Best Songs About Home Ever Recorded

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Songs About Home

Home is a special place for many of us. It is a place of comfort, safety, and familiarity. It is also a place of nostalgia and memories. Music has a way of capturing the feeling of home in a way that nothing else can. From classic country to modern pop, there have been countless songs written and recorded about home over the years.

In this article, we will explore some of the best songs about home ever recorded. We will look at the different ways in which artists have expressed the feeling of home in their music, and how their songs have resonated with listeners. So, let’s take a journey through some of the greatest songs about home ever recorded.

Many songs are reflective of the feelings of homesickness and longing for loved ones that songwriters often experience while on tour. Touring can be an arduous, isolating experience, though it may seem exciting to those of us who don’t have to endure it.

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on the Hill’ and other songs celebrate the concept of returning home, while many others focus on leaving home, an important milestone in life. Additionally, some artists have associated home with love; Jack Johnson’s ‘Home’ states that ‘home is wherever we are if there’s love there too’, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros express joy in their song ‘Home’, singing ‘home is whenever I’m with you’.

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

“Sweet Home Alabama” is a song by American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, released in 1974 as the second single from their second studio album, Second Helping. The song was written in response to Neil Young’s “Southern Man” and “Alabama”, which addressed racism and slavery in the American South. The lyrics of “Sweet Home Alabama” celebrate the state of Alabama and its musical heritage. The song reached number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. It has become one of the band’s most popular songs and is a staple of classic rock radio.

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

Take Me Home, Country Roads is a song written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver. It was first recorded by John Denver and released as a single in 1971. The song is a tribute to the beauty of West Virginia, with its rolling hills, winding roads, and friendly people. It has become an anthem of sorts for the state and is often played at sporting events. The song has been covered by numerous artists, including Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, and The Muppets.

Small Town – John Mellencamp

“Small Town” is a classic rock song by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp. The song is about home and was released as the second single from his 1985 album Scarecrow. It peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

The song is a nostalgic look back at growing up in a small town, with Mellencamp singing of the good times and the bad, and how he would never forget the people and places of his youth. It paints a vivid picture of small-town life, from the people to the places, and the joys and sorrows of growing up in a rural community. The song has become a classic of the genre and is still a favourite among Mellencamp fans.

My House – Flo Rida

My House is a song by American rapper Flo Rida. It was released in April 2015 as the lead single from his fifth studio album, My House. The song is a mid-tempo electro-hop track with a catchy chorus and a bouncy beat. It is about having a good time and enjoying life, and it features Flo Rida’s signature poppy, party-friendly sound. The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified double platinum in the US. It has also become a popular choice for karaoke.

Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Our House is a song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, released in 1970 on their album Déjà Vu. It was written by Graham Nash and is a reflection on his life and the life of his then-girlfriend, Joni Mitchell. The song is a gentle, acoustic-driven folk-rock ballad, with Nash singing about the simple pleasures of living in a small house with his beloved. It is filled with nostalgic imagery, such as a “rug that touches every wall,” a “kettle on the stove” and a “window looking out on the rain.” The song also features a harmony vocal from David Crosby, as well as a guitar solo from Stephen Stills. Our House has become a classic of the folk-rock genre and has been covered by many artists, including Madonna, John Mayer, and the Dixie Chicks.

Our House – Madness

Our House is a song by British ska/pop band Madness, released as a single in 1982. The song is a nostalgic look at the singer’s childhood home and is set to a catchy, upbeat ska-influenced tune. It was a commercial success, reaching number 5 in the UK Singles Chart and becoming one of Madness’s most recognizable songs. The song has been covered by many artists, including Graham Nash, who had a Top 40 hit with his version in the US.

Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel

Homeward Bound is a popular song by the American folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. It was released in 1966 as the lead single from their third studio album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. The song is a melancholic folk ballad about a traveller who is longing for a home. The lyrics depict the traveller’s loneliness and longing for home, with references to the natural world and the passing of time. The song was a commercial success and has since become a classic of the folk-rock genre. It has been covered by numerous artists and featured in numerous films and television shows.

Home – Jack Johnson

Home is a song by American singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. It was released as the fourth single from his 2003 album On and On. The song is a mellow, acoustic-driven track, with lyrics that reflect on the importance of home and the joy of being able to return home. Johnson’s vocals are gentle and comforting, and the track features some delicate guitar work. The song was a success, reaching number one on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart. It has since become a staple of Johnson’s live shows and is a fan favourite.

Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran

Castle on the Hill is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, released as a digital download on 6 January 2017 as one of the double lead singles from his third studio album ÷ (2017). The song is a reflection on Sheeran’s upbringing in his hometown of Framlingham in Suffolk, England, and his personal nostalgia for his childhood and teenage years. The song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Home – Iggy Pop

Home is a song by Iggy Pop, released as a single in 2020. The song is a reflective and personal look back on Pop’s career and life. It speaks of his struggles, his joys, his regrets, and his hopes for the future. The lyrics are full of nostalgia as Pop reflects on his past and looks forward to the future. The song features an upbeat tempo and a catchy chorus, with Pop’s signature vocal delivery. The song has become a fan favourite, with many fans finding a connection to their own lives in the lyrics.


No matter what home means to you, there’s a song out there for you. These are some of the best songs about home ever recorded.


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