Songs The Best Songs About Houses  

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Shelter is a basic need, as this list of songs about houses can attest to. Houses are what keep out the storm, and many musicians have put their feelings about houses, sometimes a home, sometimes not, into song form. As musicians often return from touring to a house they rarely see, they frequently pen tracks about the experience of a neglected homebase. Whether you live in an apartment, a space station, or a house like the ones in these songs about houses, everyone can relate to the need for a roof over their heads.

“The House of the Rising Sun” was the Animals’ biggest hit, a traditional folk song that they transformed with their electrified arrangement, making it arguably the first folk-rock hit.

Melvina Reynolds’s “Little Boxes” is well known at the theme song to the TV show Weeds, and both the song and the show are a testament to mind-crushing suburbia.

“House of Cards” is a popular title for songs, as both Radiohead and Elton John have penned tunes that use the phrase.

Which of these songs puts a musical roof over your head?Vote for your favorites! If you’re out in the cold because a song about houses isn’t on the list, please add it.

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Talking Heads

2
35 12
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35 16
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Madness, Madness

4
24 10
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

5
15 6
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John Mellencamp

6
10 3
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Commodores

7
11 4
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Elton John

8
11 5
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The Doors

9
11 5
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The Rolling Stones

10
11 5
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Paul McCartney

11
13 7
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Walk the Moon

12
16 10
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13
8 3
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Tom Petty

14
10 5
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15
8 3
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Roy Orbison

16
12 7
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Van der Graaf Generator

17
7 2
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Chuck Berry

18
14 9
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Mary Jane Girls

19
9 4
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Talking Heads

20
6 1
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Blue Öyster Cult

21
15 11
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13th Floor Elevators

22
11 7
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Jimmy Eat World

23
9 6
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7 4
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Luther Vandross

25
7 4
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Elton John, B.B. King

26
7 4
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27
6 3
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John Fogerty

28
5 2
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John Lee Hooker

29
5 2
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30
5 2
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31
5 2
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The Moody Blues

32
4 1
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Lou Reed & John Cale

33
9 7
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8 6
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35
8 6
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Bee Gees

36
8 6
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37
7 5
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Deep Purple

38
7 5
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39
7 5
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Alice Cooper

40
6 4
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41
5 3
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42
5 3
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43
4 2
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience

44
9 8
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Cinderella

45
7 6
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Radiohead

46
7 6
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Malvina Reynolds

47
7 6
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Bruce Springsteen

48
6 5
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Lou Reed

49
6 5
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Depeche Mode

50
4 3
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