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50 Best Songs About Home

December 22, 2023
Songs About Home

I’ve curated a heartwarming selection of the best songs about home, tracks that beautifully evoke the comfort, nostalgia, and love associated with this special place.

This article explores a range of songs that capture the essence of home, from its physical warmth to its emotional sanctuary, resonating with listeners who find solace in the thought of home.

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Top songs about home

  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Home”
  • Michael Kiwanuka – “Home Again”
  • Adele – “Hometown Glory”
  • Phillip Phillips – “Home”
  • Vance Joy – “We’re Going Home”
  • Jorja Smith – “Home”
  • Jack Johnson – “Home”
  • Foo Fighters – “Home”

1. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Home”

Let’s begin with an ultimate feel-good indie anthem by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

The song was written by the group’s vocalists Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos who were in a relationship at the time.

The line “home is wherever I’m with you” shows the song’s sentimental meaning.

It’s an incredibly warm song about home, love, and family. It helps you understand what home really is.

2. Michael Kiwanuka – “Home Again”

Another heartwarming song about home is “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka.

If you look at the lyrics, “Home Again” is a bit melancholic. After all, there are many songs about going home that express longing for peace and comfort.

And Kiwanuka managed to capture that yearning for familiarity in a very captivating yet calm way.

3. Adele – “Hometown Glory”

When it comes to songs about hometown, Adele immediately comes to mind.

Adele wrote “Hometown Glory” when she was 18, and it still remains one of her most memorable songs.

With relatable lyrics and captivating melodies, she managed to express bittersweet feelings you can have towards your hometown.

4. Phillip Phillips – “Home”

Phillip Phillips rose to fame after becoming an American Idol winner, and his song “Home” became the best-selling song in American Idol history.

And that comes as no surprise; it’s one of the most uplifting and emotional home songs.

“Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home.”

5. Vance Joy – “We’re Going Home”

This energetic indie tune by Vance Joy is one of the songs about going home and feeling hopeful.

In fact, in “We’re Going Home”, home is also portrayed as another person, just like in many emotional songs about home.

“If we make it or we don’t we won’t be alone
When I see your light shine I know I’m home.”

6. Jorja Smith – “Home”

Jorja Smith knows how to write music relatable to younger generations.

Her song “Home” was released on her latest 2021 album “Be Right Back.”

It’s a gentle tune characterized by Jorja’s mesmerizing vocals and complex thoughts about home.

“Hear me out, hear me out now, I’ll be right home
I don’t know, I don’t know why, but I call it home.”

7. Jack Johnson  – “Home”

Jack Johnson’s music literally feels like home; it’s warm and peaceful, and his song “Home” is no different.

It’s also a sweet reminder to appreciate simple things in life.

“Home is wherever we are if there’s love here too.”

8. Foo Fighters – “Home”

When it comes to songs with home in the title, we can’t skip Foo Fighters.

In fact, “Home” is probably one of their most emotional and delicate songs. It almost sounds like some of Coldplay’s early music.

And the bittersweet feeling of yearning for home is being repeated throughout the song:

“All I want
Is to be home.”

9. Goo Goo Dolls – “Home”

Although it’s not as heartbreaking as “Iris”, “Home” by Goo Goo Dolls talks about missing that special someone.

The protagonist wants his lover to come and take him home.

“The shattered light transmits my voice
Sometimes we don’t have a choice
Come take me home.”

10. The Lumineers – “A Long Way From Home” 

Some of the most emotional tunes are songs about being homesick.

Whether it’s because of sickness or other circumstances, not being home for a long time is never easy.

“A Long Way From Home” captures these complicated (but pure) feelings perfectly.

And if you feel homesick, listening to music is a great way of dealing with these uneasy feelings.

It can help us calm down or dream about the day when we’re going home, or when somebody we love is finally returning.

“I prayed you could sleep, sleep like a stone
You’re right next to me
But you’re a long way from home.”

11. Måneskin – “Torna a casa”

The Italian band that recently charmed the world after winning the Eurovision song contest is best known for its energetic rock hits.

But they also write ballads like this one.

“Torna a casa” means “come back home”. T

he lyrics are beautiful, but you don’t have to speak Italian to feel the power of the song.

We hope we will hear more songs like “Torna a casa” from Måneskin in the future.

12. Passenger – “Home”

When it comes to songs about home, it’s only logical that Passenger decided to write one.

Just like his universal hit “Let Her Go”, “Home” will make you feel emotional and hopeful.

“They say home is where the heart is
but my heart is wild and free
So am I homeless
Or just heartless?”

13. Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”

This soulful track by Leon Bridges is a song about coming home to someone you love.

It’s genuine, rather simple, and very comforting.

“Coming Home” is also the title track of Leon Bridges’ debut album.

14. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

“Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake is probably one of the most popular songs about going home.

The song’s official music video was directed by Bill Pope who also worked on The Matrix trilogy.

Released in 2013, this catchy song can still occasionally be heard on the radio. And we have to admit, we don’t really mind.

15. Diddy – Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey – “Coming Home”

Another radio-friendly song about home is this 2010 hit.

It’s uplifting, powerful, and at times dreamy.

“Coming Home” definitely passed the test of time.

“I’m coming home
Tell the world I’m coming home
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday.”

16. Taylor Swift – “the last great american dynasty”

Although it can mean many things, home is mostly associated with the place we live in.

But there’s a big difference between a house and a home.

Taylor Swift wrote “the last great American dynasty” about the life of American socialite Rebekah Harkness and her Holiday House on Rhode Island.

Taylor was inspired by the house’s history and her former owner.

The singer owns the property since 2013.

17. Madness – “Our House”

While making this list, we couldn’t skip this timeless hit.

Although it was released in 1983, “Our House” by Madness still manages to cheer us up every time we hear it.

The song talks about the lively North London household in the 1970s.

“Our house it has a crowd
There’s always something happening
And it’s usually quite loud.”

18. Billy Joel – “You’re My Home”

Yes, in music, home can represent a house or a city.

But Billy Joel didn’t go that road.

He released “You’re My Home” on his album “Piano Man” in 1973.

It’s a very sweet song about finding a home in another person.

“Well I never had a place that I could call my very own
That’s all right, my love, ’cause you’re my home.”

19. Chris Rea – “Driving Home For Christmas”

One of the most iconic songs with home in the title is undeniably “Driving Home For Christmas.”

Chris Rea released this familiar tune in 1986, but it’s still one of the Christmas favorites.

He knew that there is something special in driving home for Christmas.

In one of the interviews, Rea said that “Driving Home For Christmas” is a “car version of a carol.”

Makes sense!

20. Anderson Paak feat. André 3000 – “Come Home”

There is something very cool and captivating about Anderson Paak’s music.

And along with André 3000, the song simply can’t be bad.

In “Come Home”, the protagonist is begging his darling to come home.

21. Olivia Dean – “Baby Come Home”

In her 2020 track “Baby Come Home”, Olivia Dean misses someone too.

However, the song is very gentle and easy to listen to.

Olivia Dean was named Amazon Music’s 2021 breakthrough artist of the year, so you should definitely give her music a listen.

“I wanna fall into arms like lovers do
I’m missing my sweet something
I wanna talk with you, but this phone won’t do.”

22. Lwah Ndlunkulu (Ft. Sjava & Siya Ntuli) – “Home”

This South African artist is yet to have become popular.

In her uplifting song “Home”, Lwah Ndlunkulu portrayed her vision of home.

It’s a song about home, family, and forgiveness.

23. John Denver – “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

Well, you’ve certainly heard this one.

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” is arguably one of the most popular country songs about home.

It expresses love for the countryside and places that defined us while growing up.

“Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong.”

24. Michael Bublé – “Home”

Although he most often appears along with Christmas lights, Michael Bublé wrote plenty of touching, genuine ballads.

And “Home” is one of them; in essence, it’s one of those songs about wanting to go home and be with someone you care about.

“Let me go home
I’m just too far
From where you are
I wanna come home.”

25. Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill”

Although the lyrics of the popular “Castle On The Hill” can be interpreted in several ways, the song is most probably about Ed Sheeran’s hometown.

He was even invited to perform at the Framlingham Castle where the music video was filmed.

“And I’m on my way
I still remember these old country lanes
When we did not know the answers
And I miss the way you make me feel, and it’s real.”

26. Mariah Carey – “Almost Home” 

Besides Michael Bublé and Chris Rea, there’s another familiar voice that appears on all radio stations at the beginning of December.

Of course, it’s Mariah Carey! And although her song “Almost Home”  isn’t as popular as “All I Want For Christmas”, it’s a sweet pop song about home and love.

27. Flo Rida – “My House”

Are you searching for uplifting welcome home songs?

Or simply a song to dance to in your living room?

“My House” by Flo Rida is a catchy tune ideal for Friday nights.

Or a New Year’s Eve party at your house.

Open up the champagne, pop!

28. Iggy Pop – “Home”

And if you’re looking for rock songs about home, then we have a perfect suggestion.

Iggy Pop released “Home” in 1990 on his album “Brick by Brick.“

And the message he wanted to convey is pretty clear:

“Home, boy
Home, boy
Everybody needs a home.“

29. Pink Floyd – “Nobody Home”

“Nobody Home” is less lively than Iggy Pop’s tune, but no less powerful.

After all, it’s Pink Floyd.

So as you might assume, it’s not a song about happy home and smiling faces, but rather a delicate portrayal of loneliness.

It’s a part of their iconic album “The Wall.”

“And I’ve got a strong urge to fly
But I got nowhere to fly to
Ooh, babe when I pick up the phone
there’s still nobody home.“

30. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”

Here comes another timeless tune: “Sweet Home Alabama”.

Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous (and karaoke-friendly) songs about home.

And it’s, of course, about Alabama and its blue skies. 

“Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord I’m comin’ home to you.“

31. Shania Twain – “Honey, I’m Home”

Another famous country song about home is Shania Twain’s 1997 hit track “Honey, I’m Home.”

All women can from time to time relate to this situation:

“Honey, I’m home and I had a hard day
Pour me a cold one and oh, by the way
Rub my feet
Give me something to eat
Fix me up my favorite treat.“

32. Dan Croll – “Home”

This is probably one of the sweetest songs about coming back home.

A British singer Dan Croll released “Home” in 2014, and it’s always nice to go back to it.

“When you’re down and you’re alone it’s the train that brings you home
And your mother, brother, sister, father, waitin’ at the door
It’s so sweet, sweet.“

33. Daughter – “Home”

The line “Burned out flames should never re-ignite“ indicates that this song might be about former lovers.

Either way, it’s a beautiful indie tune with Daughter’s recognizable sound and mood.

And the line “take me home“ always has a special meaning in songs.

34. Mumford and Sons – “Home”

Another beloved name among indie music lovers is Mumford and Sons.

Their music somehow really feels like home.

And their track “Home” is about love, remorse, and longing.

“And I’ll be home
In a little while
Lover, I’ll be home.“

35. Radical Face – “Welcome Home, Son”

We’ve already listed some welcome home songs, but can’t forget this beautiful tune by Radical Face.

“Welcome Home, Son” can be interpreted in many ways, but it definitely portrays some very personal sentiments.

And this song is another proof that home can mean very different things to different people.

“Heal the scars from off my back
I don’t need them anymore
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars
I’ve come home.“

36. Klangkarussell – “Home”

“Home” by the Austrian electronic duo Klangkarussell will make you feel alive and hopeful.

Once again, the songwriter didn’t refer to home as a place, and that can be drawn from the lyrics:

“I’ve been lookin’ for a love like you
For a home like you.“

37. Jess Glynne – “Take Me Home” 

“Take Me Home” by Jess Glynne is another song where home represents safety and comfort.

And that’s precisely why it could be either a place or a person; the only important thing is to feel safe and calm.

And this pop ballad expresses the craving to feel that way.

“If I lose control?
If I’m lying here
Will you take me home?
Could you take care of a broken soul?“

38. OneRepublic – “Come Home”

Released in 2007, “Come Home” is one of the OneRepublic’s most delicate ballads.

Ryan Tedder’s genuine songwriting and the band’s earlier sound make this song about home quite memorable.

“And right now, there’s a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
And the fight for you is all I’ve ever known
So come home.“

39. The Rolling Stones – “Going Home”

The Rolling Stone certainly had a reason to write “Going Home”, one of those songs about missing home and being away for too long.

Being away from home is an inevitable part of every touring musician’s life.

“Spendin’ too much time away
I can’t stand another day
Maybe you think I’ve seen the world
But I’d rather see my girl.“

40. Bon Jovi – “This House Is Not For Sale”

In “This House Is Not For Sale”, Jon Bon Jovi clearly cares about his house.

His house is “where memories live and the dreams don’t fail.”

If you can relate to sweet sentiments towards the house you live in or where you grew up in, you’re actually lucky.

Yes, memories can be good or bad, but it’s precious to have a house you can call home.

41. The Beatles – “She’s Leaving Home”

The Beatles wrote a song about leaving home, but in their distinctive, quirky way.

In fact, they were inspired by a newspaper story about a 17-year-old runaway girl.

“Wednesday morning at five o’clock
As the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more.“

42. Avril Lavigne – “Nobody’s Home”

Avril Lavigne is known (at least to millennials) for writing relatable music about all kinds of emotions.

Her song “Nobody’s Home” was reportedly inspired by her friend and the problems she had.

And the title of the song perfectly fits the atmosphere of the song.

“She wants to go home
But nobody’s home
That’s where she lies
Broken inside.“

43. twenty one pilots – “Hometown”

Twenty One Pilots are best known for their hit “Stressed Out”, but their song “Hometown” is equally catchy.

In a way, the song feels very nostalgic but also hopeful.

If you’re planning to drive to your hometown soon, this would be a perfect soundtrack.

44. Ásgeir – “Going Home”

This indie track by an Icelandic musician Ásgeir is a very unique, captivating song about going home.

Although it sounds melancholic, “Going Home” talks about hope and endurance.

“Long, is the path ahead
And though my body tires
And I have far to go
I know I’m going home.”

45. Placebo – “Come Home”

“Come Home” by Placebo combines the idea of home, the band’s signature sound, and the singer Brian Molko’s unique sentiment.  

The song could be interpreted in several ways (as it’s usually the case with their music), but it ultimately comes down to the simple but powerful request: come home.

46. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – “Our House” 

There is something very cozy and familiar about the title “Our House.”

And the atmosphere of this song only makes that feeling stronger.

“Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is definitely one of the famous songs about home.

Graham Nash wrote it while he was living with Jony Mitchell (and her two cats.)

It was released back in 1970, but it’s still one of the favorites.

47. The Cinematic Orchestra – “To Build a Home”

“To Build a Home” by The Cinematic Orchestra is a perfect ending to this list.

It’s a piano-driven song with captivating melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and dreamy vocals.

It’s all you need from a song about home.

“There is a house built out of stone
Wooden floors, walls and window sills
Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust
This is a place where I don’t feel alone
This is a place where I feel at home.”

Songs About Home – Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our list of the 50 best songs about home.

We wanted to include different genres and moods, so there’s something for everyone.

After all, the idea of home is different for everyone.

And although we can share the emotions we have for our hometowns or loved ones, the way we feel is never exactly the same.

And that’s what music is all about; it shows us different stories, thoughts, and feelings.

We can either relate to it or learn from it.

In a way, listening to music can make us feel at home too.

It can make us feel understood, and feeling safe and comfortable is what home should be about.

But after going through all of these songs about home, we realized how different the concept of home is for each person.

Home can be a house, a place, a person.

Even a memory.

But above all, home is what we make of it.

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Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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