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145+ Songs About Home

Home. What is it really?

Is it the place we run away to or the place we run away from?

A place of peace or of conflict?

Of nostalgic joy or bygone sorrows?

The truth is, home can be all of these things, often within the same four walls, which is what makes the notion of “home” such a popular subject for lyrical interpretation.

The songs we’ve listed below showcase home as a place of refuge and of captivity, of intense longing and of immense regret.

They showcase home as a person. As an ideal. As something lost.

If you’ve been searching for songs about home that will carry you forward or take you back, these songs should have you covered.

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Highlighted Home Songs

First off, we’ve picked out some songs about home to highlight, just because.

1. Home – Nick Jonas (from Ferdinand)

  • Songwriters: Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter, Nick Monson
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Album: Ferdinand, Music From The Motion Picture

Home as the ultimate place of love and acceptance, that’s the ideal, isn’t it?

That’s what this song believes.

From the soundtrack of a movie that is already heart-wrenching, this song digs in with the feels just to really drive your soul to its breaking point.

But in a good way.

Nick Jonas - Home (Official Lyric Video)

2. Show Me the Way to Go Home – The Andrews Sisters

  • Songwriters: Jimmy Campbell & Reg Connelly
  • Release Year: 1958
  • Album: The Andrews Sisters Sing The Dancing 20’s

True story time. When I was a kid, my mom used to sing me this song before bed with no clue as to how sad it made me.

When I got older, I realized she wasn’t intentionally trying to traumatize me.

The song is actually quite light and humorous. Perhaps even a little inappropriate for a five-year-old.

But, at the time, I didn’t understand the lyrics and thought it was a song about someone running away from home and not being able to find their way back.

A fun time it is now, but a gentle lullaby it did not make.

Show Me the Way to Go Home

3. Back on the Farm – The Thompson Brothers Band

  • Songwriters: Don Henry
  • Release Year: 1998
  • Album: Blame It On The Dog

Speaking of fun songs about home, if you’re looking for a humorous ode to all that home encompasses, this may be it.

It has it all – leaving home, coming home, hating home, loving home – but mostly it’s about having someplace to go when the rest of the world just doesn’t work out.

Thompson Brothers - Back On The Farm Again

4. Feels Like Home – Bonnie Raitt

  • Songwriters: Randy Newman
  • Release Year: 1995
  • Album: Randy Newman’s Faust

This song about home, written by Randy Newman, is so pure and universal, it’s been covered a whole lot of times by a whole lot of big names.

But Bonnie Raitt sang and recorded it first in the musical it was written for – Randy Newman’s Faust – which saw a handful of recording legends taking the stage together.

Raitt’s version, as far as we’re concerned, still has the mix of purity and guttural rightness that drives this song home.

It should be noted, however, the Chantal Kreviazuk version, released in 1999, is the one that charted.

5. Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith

  • Songwriters: Steve Winwood
  • Release Year: 1969
  • Album: Blind Faith, Rolling Stone

Home as a metaphysical place we can lose if we take too many wrong turns in life, that’s kind of this song’s whole vibe.

It’s about drugs, but has a simple enough lyric that anyone who’s ever felt truly lost can relate to it.

Can't Find My Way Home

6. House of Cards – Mary Chapin Carpenter

  • Songwriters: Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Release Year: 1995
  • Album: Stones In The Road

Of all the sad songs about home, and there are quite a few, this song may best capture home as a shaky thing, only as sturdy as the life that lives inside it and the effort put in.

For such a dark subject, the music is curiously upbeat, which only highlights the dichotomy in the lyric – the desire to create a solid place of security, while being dubious such a place can ever be more than just feeble illusion.

Mary Chapin Carpenter - House Of Cards*

7. Home – Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha

  • Songwriters: Colson Baker, , Robert Gillies, Sam Nelson Harris, Jacob Hawkes, David Phelps, David Pramik & Charlie Snyder
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Album: Bright: The Album

The desire for the ideal of home, that’s where this song lives.

It’s about finding that place that takes you in and surrounds you.

But it’s also about how much of the world is not that, which is why we all keep longing.

Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha - Home (from Bright: The Album) [Official Video]

8. Nullarbor Song – Kasey Chambers

  • Songwriters: Kasey Chambers
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Album: Bright: Barricades & Brickwalls

Nostalgia for the place one grew up is a little different when Kasey Chambers does it, because she grew up as a migrant, traveling across the Nullarbor Plain of Australia.

This song is basically a “you can take the girl out of the Nullarbor Plain, but you can’t take the Nullarbor Plain out of the girl” song.

It’s an ode to the place she grew up that captures all those mixed feelings one so often has about the place one grew up.

9. I’m Movin’ On – Rascal Flatts

  • Songwriters: Phillip White & D. Vincent Williams
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Album: Rascal Flatts

Leaving home is scary. Realizing home isn’t really home is devastating.

That’s why this song destroys me every time I even think about it.

There is a lot of sadness here – a sort of haunting nostalgia for a place that never was – but it’s hopeful too.

If you can breathe past the lump in your throat long enough to hear it.

Rascal Flatts - I'm Movin' On

Love Songs About Home

While home songs can be quite traumatic (note the list above), a lot of songs about home are entirely happy.

Nostalgic odes to home as a place of comfort and caring. Which is nice.

We consider these songs nothing less than love songs about home.

Here are a few songs that meet the definition.

1. My Tennessee Mountain Home – Dolly Parton

  • Songwriters: Dolly Parton
  • Release Year: 1972
  • Album: My Tennessee Mountain Home
Dolly Parton - My Tennessee Mountain Home (Official Audio)

2. I Feel Home – O.A.R.

  • Songwriters: Marc Andrew Roberge
  • Release Year: 1999
  • Album: Soul’s Aflame

3. Home – Blue October

  • Songwriters: Justen Ferstenfeld
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Album: Blue October

4. West Virginia, My Home – Hazel Dickens

  • Songwriters: Hazel Dickens
  • Release Year: 1980
  • Album: Hard Hitting Songs For Hard Hit People

5. Home Sweet – Russell Dickerson

  • Songwriters: Russell Dickerson, Casey Brown, and Dann Huff
  • Release Year: 2021
  • Album: Southern Symphony

6. Who Says You Can’t Go Home – Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles

  • Songwriters: Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Album: Have A Nice Day

7. Our House – Madness

  • Songwriters: Chris Foreman & Cathal Smyth
  • Release Year: 1982
  • Album: The Rise & Fall

You could definitely take this song as having a darker meaning.

There are several ambiguous lyrics, including one dropped beneath the main lyric that states “Something tells you that you’ve got to move away from it,” that indicate this song may not be as chipper as it sounds.

So, it may be entirely subversive, but, if you ‘la la la’ over the more questionable lyrics, you can take this song at face value as being a nice trip down memory lane.

Madness - Our House (Official 4K Video)

8. Back Home – Andy Grammer

  • Songwriters: Andy Grammer & Ryan Metzger
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Album: Magazines or Novels

9. Home – Loretta Lynn

  • Songwriters: Bobby Harden
  • Release Year: 1975
  • Album: Home

10. That’s What I Call Home – Blake Shelton

  • Songwriters: Blake Shelton, Michael Kosser & Richard Mainegra
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Album: Blake Shelton

11. My House – Flo Rida

  • Songwriters: Marco Borrero, Johan Carlsson, Tramar Dillard, Ross Golan & Roy Hammond
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Album: My House

12. Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

  • Songwriters: Graham Nash
  • Release Year: 1970
  • Album: Deja Vu

Songs About Leaving Home

There are a plenty of songs about setting out on one’s own, heading out into the world, striking one’s own path.

There are fewer about the very specific act of leaving the place one calls home.

These types of songs are usually more about the longing to get back or reminiscences of the past than the leaving itself.

These songs specifically about the act of leaving home bend the mold.

1. She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles

  • Songwriters: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
  • Release Year: 1967
  • Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
She's Leaving Home (Remastered 2009)

2. 26 Cents – The Wilkinsons

  • Songwriters: Steve Wilkinson & William Wallace
  • Release Year: 1998
  • Album: Nothing But Love

3. Home – Naughty Boy (Featuring RØMANS)

  • Songwriters: Naughty Boy, Sam Romans & Shakil Ashraf
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Album: Hotel Cabana

4. Leaving West Virginia – Kathy Mattea

  • Songwriters: Kathy Mattea
  • Release Year: 1986
  • Album: Walk The Way The Wind Blows

5. Leaving Home Ain’t Easy – Queen

  • Songwriters: Brian May
  • Release Year: 1978
  • Album: Jazz

6. You Can Sleep While I Drive – Melissa Etheridge

  • Songwriters: Melissa Etheridge
  • Release Year: 1990
  • Album: Brave and Crazy

You might argue this is more of a relationship song that uses leaving as a device than a “leaving home” song.

But the final verse assures us the singer is on her way out regardless, so we argue it’s both.

Melissa Etheridge - You Can Sleep While I Drive

Songs About Wanting a Home/Songs About Searching for Home

Longing. That’s where the real meat in home songs lies.

You could say many songs about home have some aspect of longing within their lyrics. (Maybe even all of them).

But these next few songs are specifically about the desire to find a permanent place for oneself in the world.

1. Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka

  • Songwriters: Michael Kiwanuka
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Album: Nova Tunes 2.1_3.0

2. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – Julie Andrews (from Broadway’s My Fair Lady)

  • Songwriters: Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe
  • Release Year: 1959
  • Album: My Fair Lady (Original London Cast) – first release

3. Home – Iggy Pop

  • Songwriters: James Osterberg
  • Release Year: 1990
  • Album: Brick by Brick

By the last verse, this song moves firmly into the Love Songs About Home list.

But, before it does that, it craves.

4. Take Me Home – Jess Glynne

  • Songwriters: Jess Glynne, Waynce Hector, Steve McCutcheon & Nick Tsang
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Album: I Cry When I Laugh

5. Ride Me Back Home – Willie Nelson

  • Songwriters: Lucinda Hinton, Joe Manual, Debby Throckmorton & Sonny Throckmorton
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Album: Ride Me Back Home

6. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

  • Songwriters: Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash & Izzy Stradlin
  • Release Year: 1989
  • Album: Appetite For Destruction

Songs About Finding Home

For some people, home is the place where they come from.

For others, not so much.

For many, “home” is a constant search or an elsewhere yet unfound.

For all of us, these songs are about finding home wherever it may be.

1. Almost Home – Mariah Carey (from Oz the Great and Powerful)

  • Songwriters: Justin Gray, Simone Porter, Lindsey Ray, Mariah Carey, Mikkel Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansen
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Album: Oz the Great and Powerful
Mariah Carey - Almost Home (Audio)

2. Home – Phillip Phillips

  • Songwriters: Greg Holden & Drew Pearson
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Album: The World from the Side of the Moon

3. Feels Like Home – Orianthi

  • Songwriters: Orianthi, Anthony Mazza, Stefanie Ridel
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Album: Believe

Songs About Missing Home/Songs About Longing For Home

That incredible longing, here it comes again.

That’s what songs about missing home are typically based in, the yearning for a place that is distant, just beyond reach, or even no longer exists.

These songs are about the draw to that place we most want to be in the world – home – whatever that may mean for us.

1. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

  • Songwriters: John Denver, Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert
  • Release Year: 1971
  • Album: Poems, Prayers & Promises

Is there a longing for home song more popular than this one?

We can’t think of any.

John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads (Official Audio)

2. John Deere Tractor – The Judds

  • Songwriters: L. John Hammond
  • Release Year: 1984
  • Album: Wynonna & Naomi

3. Home – Foo Fighters

  • Songwriters: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Album: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

4. Meanwhile Back at Mama’s – Tim McGraw

  • Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Jaren Ray Johnston & Jeffrey Steele
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Album: Sundown Heaven Town

5. Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel

  • Songwriters: Paul Simon
  • Release Year: 1966
  • Album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

6. For the Summer – Ray LaMontagne

  • Songwriters: Ray LaMontagne
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Album: God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise

7. Far From Home – Saving Jane

  • Songwriters: Marti Dodson
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Album: One Girl Revolution

8. Sing Me Back Home – Merle Haggard

  • Songwriters: Merle Haggard
  • Release Year: 1968
  • Album: Sing Me Back Home

This song is similar in vein to the perhaps better known Green, Green Grass of Home, minus the twist.

9. Day-O (Banana Boat Song) – Harry Belafonte

  • Songwriters: Unknown/Traditional
  • Release Year: 1956
  • Album: Calypso

Songs About Coming Home/Songs About Going Home

No matter where we live in the world, if it’s not where our people are, it seems we always have another place calling.

Or if not exactly calling, just there waiting for us to return.

These songs are about coming home to the place we feel we belong, whether it’s the place we live or a place we’ve left behind.

1. Dream Chaser – The Judds

  • Songwriters: Jeff Bullock & Brent Maher
  • Release Year: 1984
  • Album: Wynonna & Naomi

2. Coming Home – Leon Bridges

  • Songwriters: Leon Bridges, Joshua Block, Austin Jenkins & Chris Vivion
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Album: Coming Home

3. Home – Daughtry

  • Songwriters: Chris Daughtry
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Album: Daughtry

4. When You’re Home – Lin-Manuel Miranda (from Broadway’s In The Heights)

  • Songwriters: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Release Year: 2008
  • Album: In The Heights (Broadway Original Cast Recording)

5. Heading Home – Katie Melua

  • Songwriters: Katie Melua & Timothy Harries
  • Release Year: 2020
  • Album: Album No. 8

6. Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne

  • Songwriters: Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister & Zakk Wylde
  • Release Year: 2020
  • Album: Album No. 8

Not exactly a happy homecoming song, this song does capture the idea that home is a place we want to return to, and can return to, when we find our way out of a personal darkness.

Again, it’s about drugs, and a little about home as a person, but mostly it’s about making it back to the place we will always choose to be.

OZZY OSBOURNE - "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (Official Video)

7. Hold On – The Scott Brothers

  • Songwriters: Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott, Chad Carlson & Victoria Shaw
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Album: none/single

8. Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue

  • Songwriters: Tommy Lee & Nikki Sixx
  • Release Year: 1985
  • Album: Theatre of Pain

9. Goin’ Home – The Rolling Stones

  • Songwriters: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
  • Release Year: 1966
  • Album: Aftermath

10. My Way Back Home – Cherie

  • Songwriters: Corey Hart
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Album: Cherie

11. Flying Home – Benny Goodman

  • Songwriters: Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton & Sid Robin
  • Release Year: 1939
  • Album: none/single

12. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Songwriters: Ed King, Gary Rossington & Ronnie Van Zant
  • Release Year: 1974
  • Album: Second Helping

Songs About Home as a Person

A house is just four walls. Home is where you are.

I vaguely remember Barbara Mandrell (…or was it Marie Osmond?) saying this on a TV special back in the day.

I may have misquoted, probably misattributed, but the point remains.

And it’s an extremely popular sentiment.

Home being someone instead of someplace has been done so often in song, it’s practically overdone. (Though, not really. I’m a sucker for a person as refuge song.)

Anyway, these songs are about finding home with a the right person or people instead of at a specific point on a map.

1. Let’s Build a Home – The White Stripes

  • Songwriters: Jack White
  • Release Year: 2000
  • Album: De Stijl

The meaning of this song is ambiguous, and probably way deeper than its lyrics.

But, at face value, you can definitely sing this one to the person you’d like to build a home and a life with.

Let's Build a Home

2. You’re Where I Belong – Trisha Yearwood (from Stuart Little)

  • Songwriters: Diane Warren
  • Release Year: 1999
  • Album: Stuart Little Soundtrack

3. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

  • Songwriters: Jade Castrinos & Alex Ebert
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Album: Up from Below

4. Home – One Direction

  • Songwriters: Jamie Scott, Louis Tomlinson & Liam Payne
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Album: Perfect EP

5. Home – Jack Johnson

  • Songwriters: Jack Johnson
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Album: A Brokedown Melody

6. Way Back Home – Shaun (feat. Conor Maynard)

  • Songwriters: Yoon Ho Kim, Jq & Ji Hye Lee
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Album: Take

7. We’re Going Home – Vance Joy

  • Songwriters: James Keogh & Dan Wilson
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Album: Nation of Two

8. Come Home – OneRepublic

  • Songwriters: Ryan Tedder
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Album: Dreaming Out Loud

9. My House – Kacey Musgraves

  • Songwriters: Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally & Joshua Osbourne
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Album: Same Trailer Different Park
Kacey Musgraves - My House (AOL Sessions)

10. I’ll Cover You – Jesse L. Martin & Wilson Jermaine Heredia (from Broadway’s Rent)

  • Songwriters: Jonathan Larson
  • Release Year: 1996
  • Album: Rent

11. You’re My Home – Billy Joel

  • Songwriters: Billy Joel
  • Release Year: 1973
  • Album: Piano Man

12. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads

  • Songwriters: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison & Tina Weymouth
  • Release Year: 1983
  • Album: Speaking In Tongues

13. Last Train Home – John Mayer

  • Songwriters: John Mayer
  • Release Year: 2021
  • Album: Sob Rock

14. Runnin’ Home To You – Grant Gustin (from TV’s The Flash)

  • Songwriters: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Album: The Flash: Music From The Special Episode

Sad Songs About Home

While it would be nice if we could say that it was, home isn’t all comfort and fond memories.

The entire spectrum of life happens in the places where we live, and, for some people, home carries more bad emotions than good.

Many of the following songs explore home as an unhappy, or even dangerous, place, others as a place that can be haunted, while some are just nostalgically-poignant.

1. Green, Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones

  • Songwriters: Curly Putnam
  • Release Year: 1966
  • Album: Green, Green Grass of Home

Perhaps the most famous sad song about home isn’t recognizable as such at first.

In its first two verses, it sounds more like a proper “coming home” song, and, arguably, remains one if you include all the various ways a person might make it back home.

It’s also a longing song and a standard that’s been recorded by a mega-haul of recording artists from Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash.

So, it could easily be categorized in many a sub-list on this page.

But, when it comes down to it, this song is simply sad as all hell.

And Tom Jones is the artist who made it a chart-topper.

So, while we could put this song in a lot of places and credit it to a lot of people, we think this is where the Tom Jones’ version belongs.

Green Green Grass Of Home

2. Home – Sheryl Crow

  • Songwriters: Sheryl Crow
  • Release Year: 1996
  • Album: Sheryl Crow

3. A House Is Not a Home – Luther Vandross

  • Songwriters: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
  • Release Year: 1981
  • Album: Never Too Much

4. Home – Three Days Grace

  • Songwriters: Adam Gontier
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Album: Three Days Grace

5. Nobody’s Home – Avril Lavigne

  • Songwriters: Avril Lavigne & Ben Moody
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Album: Under My Skin

6. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

  • Songwriters: Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Album: Revolution

7. Broken Home – Youngn Lipz

  • Songwriters: Inconnu Compositeur Auteur & Joseph Boyden
  • Release Year: 2021
  • Album: Area Baby

8. Broken Home – 5 Seconds of Summer

  • Songwriters: Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Benjiy Madden & Joel Madden
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Album: Sounds Good Feels Good

9. Cheer Up (You Miserable F*ck) – David Ford

  • Songwriters: David Ford
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Album: I Sincerely Apologize For All The Trouble I’ve Caused

This song isn’t really focused on the home aspect.

Instead, it uses home to represent a state of mind.

But many of these songs do. So, we’ll allow it.

Cheer Up (You Miserable Fuck)

10. Come Home – Natalie Imbruglia

  • Songwriters: Paul Korda
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Album: Counting Down the Days

11. Ghost In This House – Shenandoah

  • Songwriters: Hugh Prestwood
  • Release Year: 1990
  • Album: Extra Mile

12. House and 90 Acres – Chris Knight

  • Songwriters: Chris Knight
  • Release Year: 1998
  • Album: Chris Knight

13. LA Song – Beth Hart

  • Songwriters: Beth Hart
  • Release Year: 1999
  • Album: Screamin’ for My Supper

14. Back to the Old House – The Smiths

  • Songwriters: Johnny Marr & Steven Morrissey
  • Release Year: 1984
  • Album: Hatful of Hollow

15. When Your House Is Not A Home – Patsy Cline

  • Songwriters: Roger Miller
  • Release Year: 1989 (Recorded 1960)
  • Album: Live, Volume 2

16. If You’re Gone – Matchbox 20

  • Songwriters: Rob Thomas
  • Release Year: 2000
  • Album: Mad Season

17. Silent House – The Chicks

  • Songwriters: Natalie Maines & Neil Finn
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Album: Taking The Long Way

Hankering for a good cry?

The Chicks - Silent House (Official Audio)

18. Welcome Home, Son – Radical Face

  • Songwriters: Ben Cooper
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Album: Ghost

19. Stay With Me – Bernadette Peters (from Broadway’s Into the Woods)

  • Songwriters: Stephen Sondheim
  • Release Year: 1988
  • Album: Into the Woods Original Broadway Cast Recording

Songs About Home That Have Become Standards

As we near the end of our list, it’s time to talk about those home songs that are so universal, so popular, they’ve become standard fare.

(For this list, we’re defining standards as songs that have been recorded again… and again… and again, or that you’re likely to hear at any karaoke night.)

These are a few:

1. Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home? – Standard

  • Songwriters: Hughie Cannon
  • Release Year: 1902
  • Album: Standard

If you’ve seen a single jazz set and haven’t heard this song, we feel you’ve been cheated.

Here are two very different takes.

One by Ella –

Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home

And one by Patsy –

Patsy Cline - Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home (Audio) ft. The Jordanaires

2. Spancil Hill (Irish Folk Standard)

  • Songwriters: Michael Considine
  • Release Year: unknown
  • Album: Standard

And a few you’ve already seen:

  • Our House (Crosby, Still, Nash & Young version)
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Green, Green Grass of Home
  • Feels Like Home
  • A House Is Not a Home

Christmas Songs About Home

And, of course, we can’t talk standards without talking some of the most popular “home song” standards of all – Christmas songs.

So, here they are –

1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

  • Songwriters: Kim Gannon & Walter Kent
  • Some Famous Names Who’ve Sung It: Bing Crosby (probably the most famous version), Elvis Presley, Doris Day, Glen Campbell, The Carpenters, Anne Murray, Al Green, Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan, Donna Summer, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix

2. (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays

  • Songwriters: Robert Allen & Al Stillman
  • Some Famous Names Who’ve Sung It: Perry Como (probably the most famous version), The Carpenters, The Muppets, Garth Brooks

3. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

  • Songwriters: Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector
  • Some Famous Names Who’ve Sung It: U2, Mariah Carey, Cher, Michael Bublé, Idina Menzel

4. Please Come Home For Christmas – Southside Johnny Lyon

  • Songwriters: Charles Brown & Gene Redd
  • Release Year: 1990 (original song 1960)
  • Album: Home Alone – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Since this is the version you hear every year in Home Alone, we’ll call it the definitive standard version.

And now for a couple of newer Christmas songs about home that could become standards with the right seasonal airplay –

5. Take Me Home For Christmas – Dan + Shay

  • Songwriters: Andrew Albert, Jordan Reynolds, Jordan Schmidt, Dan Smyers & Mitchell Tenpenny
  • Release Year: 2020
  • Album: Take Me Home For Christmas

6. Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea

  • Songwriters: Chris Rea
  • Release Year: 1988
  • Album: New Light Through Old Windows

Songs With Home In The Title

Well, we’ve made it. Whew.

We’re finally at the end of what we like to think is our extensive (though, in no way exhaustive) list of home songs.

To finish us off, here are a bunch of songs with “home” in the title that don’t neatly fit into any of our other sub-categories.

These are songs about being taken to someone’s home for a rendezvous (SEXY TIME!), about soldiers dreaming of home, and about home in all its various other meanings.

Basically, they’re the home songs left when we’ve run the gamut of home songs.

So, if you’ve made it this far and still haven’t found the home song you’re looking for, hopefully you’ll discover a gem in here.

  • Letter From Home – John Michael Montgomery
  • Home – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Don’t Stay Home – 311
  • Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
  • Homecoming – Green Day
  • On Your Way Home – Patty Loveless
  • Far From Home – Five Finger Death Punch
  • Any Place I Hand My Hat Is Home – Ruby Hill/Judy Garland
  • Heading Home – Alan Walker & Ruben
  • Take Me Home – Cher
  • Take Me Home – Phil Collins
  • Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake
  • Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) – Patsy Cline
  • Gettin’ You Home – Chris Young
  • Take The Long Way Home – Supertramp
  • You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To – Janet Blair & Don Ameche
  • Home To You – John Michael Montgomery
  • This Is Home – Bryan Lanning
  • Bring Him Home (from Broadway’s Les Miserables)
  • Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) – Loretta Lynn
  • Won’t Go Home Without You – Maroon 5
  • Take Me Home To Mama – Conway Twitty
  • Hometown Glory – Adele
  • Long Walk Home – Bruce Springsteen
  • Don’t Wanna Go Home – Jason Derulo
  • Baby, Come Home – Tammy Wynette
  • Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home – Bessie Smith
  • Home – Mumford & Sons
  • Come to the Fun Home (from Broadway’s Fun Home)
  • Welcome To Our House on Maple Avenue (from Broadway’s Fun Home)
  • Running Home – Grizzlee Train

Well, that does it for us.

Do you know a great home song we’ve missed?

Make sure you drop it in the comments to help other music lovers bulk up their home songs’ catalog.

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