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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36 13
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37 14
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Talking Heads

3
35 17
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Madness, Madness

4
26 10
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

5
11 3
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Commodores

6
12 4
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Elton John

7
15 7
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John Mellencamp

8
11 5
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Paul McCartney

9
11 5
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The Rolling Stones

10
11 5
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The Doors

11
13 7
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Walk the Moon

12
16 10
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13
10 5
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14
8 3
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Tom Petty

15
7 2
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Chuck Berry

16
9 4
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Talking Heads

17
12 7
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Van der Graaf Generator

18
8 3
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Roy Orbison

19
14 9
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Mary Jane Girls

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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Radiohead

24
9 6
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7 4
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