Turns out home is a very popular song topic. Not to worry, we’ve scoured the internet and put together a list of the best ones, we think.
Crowded House 'Better Be Home Soon'
Will have the most tight-lipped individuals warbling along straining their neck sinews. If you haven’t belted out this beauty, you haven’t lived.
The Panics 'Get Us Home'
The first song off their highly rated 2007 album, Cruel Guards which featured the definitive track ‘Don’t Fight It’. Sadly, I haven’t heard much from them since.
Leon Bridges 'Coming Home'
Although an emerging artist, this song is an instant classic. If you haven’t come across Leon Bridges yet, do yourself a favour. A true soul revivalist.
The Chemical Brothers 'Leave Home'
I used to rummage through my older brother’s CD collection and one day I came across ‘Exit Planet Dust’ which opens with this banger. I’ve been a massive fan of the two Mancunians ever since.
John Denver 'Take Me Home, Country Roads'
I swear every time I see a Country Road outlet; I sing this song in my head and I love it. What a tune.
Edward Sharer & The Magentic Zeros 'Home'
The feel good factor is off the charts in this ditty. I'm pretty sure it's impossible not to tap along.
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX ‘Home’
Jamie XX made a big splash last year with his full-length solo album ‘In Colours’, but it was fours years earlier that he honed his sound borrowing from the works of musician/author/poet Gil Scott-Heron, who sadly passed away in 2011.
Ryan Adams 'Come Home'
Not to be confused with Brian Adams. Ryan Adams is one of my all time favourites and this is timeless Adams. Honest, heartfelt and narrative-driven. A real gem.
Talking Heads 'Once In A Lifetime'
David Byrne wrote a doozy here. For me, it’s a song about savouring the moment and having no regrets. Something we should all do a little more of.
Caribou 'Back Home'
Gosh, I love Caribou. Any excuse to get him on the list really.