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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Burning Down The House Talking Heads

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Our House Madness, Madness

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Pink Houses John Mellencamp

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Our House Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Brick House Commodores

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House Lights Chuck Berry

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House of Cards Elton John

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Hyacinth House The Doors

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House of Wax Paul McCartney

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Anna Sun Walk the Moon

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In My House Mary Jane Girls

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Your House Jimmy Eat World

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Spy in the House of the Night Blue Öyster Cult

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House in the Woods Tom Petty

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The House in France The Rolling Stones

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Slip Inside This House 13th Floor Elevators

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Houses in Motion Talking Heads

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House Within Windows Roy Orbison

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House With No Door Van der Graaf Generator

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Rock This House Elton John, B.B. King

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House of Fire Alice Cooper

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A House Is Not A Home Luther Vandross

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Haunted House John Fogerty

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House Rent Blues John Lee Hooker

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Open House Lou Reed & John Cale

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Coming Home Cinderella

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House Of Shame Bee Gees

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House of Pain Deep Purple

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House of Four Doors The Moody Blues

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Red House The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds

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House of Cards Radiohead

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My House Lou Reed

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Fun House The Stooges

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