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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
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Madness, Madness
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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John Mellencamp
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Mary Jane Girls
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Commodores
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Blue Öyster Cult
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Elton John
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The Doors
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Walk the Moon
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Talking Heads
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Bruce Springsteen
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Warren Zevon
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John Fogerty
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Roy Orbison
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Paul McCartney
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Tom Petty
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The Rolling Stones
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Van der Graaf Generator
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Happy House, Siouxsie an... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Houses
Jamie Browning added Siouxsie and the Banshees