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60 Songs About Home and Hometowns

Updated on August 23, 2017
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There's Nothing Like the Comfort of Home

There's no place like home and your hometown, whether it's a small town or a big city. Celebrate that familiar place that always welcomes you back.  Create a custom playlist of rock, pop and country songs.
There's no place like home and your hometown, whether it's a small town or a big city. Celebrate that familiar place that always welcomes you back. Create a custom playlist of rock, pop and country songs. | Source

A Home Is More Than A House

My husband's parents owned the same house for 35 years. Their family home was the refuge for three children who toddled, rode bikes, and eventually went on first dates. The house seemed to grow smaller as the kids grew up and graduated, married, then brought back spouses and grandkids for visits.

As the years passed, more gifts were placed around the tree at Christmas, more tokens of memories packed away in the garage and attic, and more special events added to the calendar. It was a life of simple abundance.

Both of my husband's parents are long gone now, his siblings have scattered, and the family house has been sold. However, when we visit my husband's hometown of Cincinnati, it's only natural to want to drive slowly past the old house, looking for changes. He replays the memories in his head like an old movie projector.

A home is so much more than a house. It's more than drywall and bricks, a floor and a roof. It's the impermeable bonds of family and friends, traditions and customs, noise and peace. It's a place where you can seek refuge from a busy world and hash it out, when needed. It's a place that celebrates your triumphs and embraces you after defeat. It's the place of holiday dinners and family movie nights, late night homework sessions and mom's homemade chocolate cake.

A home provides us with grounding in an uncertain world — a foundation in self-image, values, and an outlook on what is personally possible in life if we try hard enough. Eventually, we leave the security of the family nest to create our own homes. May yours be a solid and happy one.

Celebrate the comfort that home provides with a custom playlist. We've got a long list of pop, rock, and country songs about home and hometowns to get you started.

1. "Home" by Phillip Phillips

This 2012 song by American Idol winner Philip Phillips reminds us that we are not alone as we travel life's unfamiliar, winding road. The song's narrator promises that he will create a home for his partner that is a safe harbor from the trouble, fear and demons that may exist in the world.

2. "My House" by Flo Rida

This 2015 song celebrates the "mi casa es su casa" spirit. The song invites friends into his home and urges them to enjoy festivities of loud music, champagne, and good times.

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"Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is." - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist
"Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is." - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist | Source

3. "Our House" by Madness

When you were growing up, was your family's house the one where all the neighborhood kids congregated? This 1982 song will help you reminesce:

Our house, it has a crowd
There's always something happening
And it's usually quite loud.
Our mum she's so house-proud
Nothing ever slows her down
And a mess is not allowed ... .

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." - Jane Austen, English novelist
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." - Jane Austen, English novelist | Source

Where Is Your Hometown?

What makes it special? How far away from it do you live now? Tell us in the Comments Section below.

4. "My Town" by Montgomery Gentry

The narrator in this upbeat 2002 country song celebrates all the things that make his small town uniquely his. Born and raised there, he felt the need to run off and sow his wild oats as a young man, but later he returned to settle down and raise a family. Happily, he'll stay there until they put him in the ground.

5. "Home" by Michael Buble

This touching 2005 song is about a man who has ventured far from home and those he loves in order to chase his dreams. He tells his sweetheart that even though he's in Paris and Rome surrounded by a million people, he feels so lonely that he'll be returning home tonight.

6. “Small Town Kid” by Eli Young Band

In this 2005 song, the protagonist is a guy from a small town who has ventured to the city. Although he has left his hometown, he proclaims it won't change who he is. That's because inside, he carries his hometown with him. He's a simple guy in shirt and jeans "driven by rock music and some honky-tonk." He likes his liquor and a good-looking lady who can drive a truck (who doesn't?).

7. "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp

This classic 1985 song depicts the small town as the best place to settle down. Even though small towns don't typically offer much opportunity or excitement, the sense of community more than compensates for that.

The narrator was born and raised in a small town. He met an L.A. girl and brought her back home to raise a family, and happily they plans to live and work there until they die.

"The home should be the treasure chest of living." Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect
"The home should be the treasure chest of living." Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect | Source

8. "I'm Already There" by Lonestar

This touching 2001 country song is about a husband who is traveling on business. He calls his wife from a lonely hotel room 1,000 miles away. When asked by his child when he's returning home, he issues this reassurance:

I'm already there
Take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
I'm the whisper in the wind
I'm your imaginary friend
And I know I'm in your prayers
Oh, I'm already there.

9. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles

In this 2005 crossover hit, the protagonist says he spent 20 years trying to escape his hometown. And even though he made it big traveling the world, there's only one place where they truly know him and accept him as one of their own. As he says, "You take the home from the boy, but not the boy from his home."

10. "Mama I’m Coming Home" by Ozzy Osbourne

Usually Ozzy Osbourne is known for much darker stuff, but this 1991 song shows off his softer side. It's an ode to his longtime wife, Sharon. His wife is both his friend and sparring partner and creates a refuge from the world.

"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world." - Billy Graham
"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world." - Billy Graham | Source

11. "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert

A woman returns to her childhood home in this 2009 country song, and the memories come pouring forth. Her father built the house for her mother, and in the home there are traces of so many memories. She is returning, trying to recapture the past one last time:

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing.
Out here it's like I'm someone else.
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in, I swear I'll leave
Won't take nothing but a memory from the house that built me.

12. “Back Where I Come From” by Kenny Chesney

The protagonist in this 1996 country hit reminesces about his small hometown. Back where he comes from

  • people are genuine and connected
  • time passes slowly and
  • you can make your own mischief out of nothing at all.

Minds may be narrow and wages low, but the small town values are true.

13. "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men

A home is more than walls, a roof and a floor. This point is emphasized by this 2011 song. Sung by an Icelandic Indie rock group, it depicts a conversation between the ghost of a deceased person and his or her lover who has been left to live in the house they once shared.

The surviving partner finds the house hollow. He or she is suffering deep depression, and the ghost offers comfort that they will someday reunite.

"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." - Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." - Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father | Source

14. "We Rode In Trucks" by Luke Bryan

This 2007 country song describes his Georgia hometown as "heaven on earth." It was a place where "you either lived on a farm or wish you did."

Riding in trucks was a way of life back then, useful for dating, hunting and fishing, baling hay, tailgating at the football games, and four-wheeling. The song is a tribute to growing up in rural America, where life is slower, simpler, and a little more pleasant. Seriously, just how many trucks do you see in the city (especially up north)?

15. "Turning Home" by David Nail

On his way out of town, the narrator in this 2010 song stops to take a picture in his mind's eye. He's in his hometown, and all the memories resonate with him. No matter how far he has traveled, he hasn't matched the intensity of the friendship, first love, and fun times offered by his hometown. He keeps returning, hoping to recapture some of the memories. Some things, however, were meant to remain memories.

16. "My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen

This 1984 song by "The Boss" describes a 35-year-old man reminisicing about his hometown's history. The town has fallen on hard times but he proudly clings to it as his own.

17. "Home" by Daughtry

Although he didn't win the American Idol contest, Chris Daughtry did okay for himself. This 2007 song reflects his mixed feelings about success:

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it all
You just might get it all
And then some you don't want.

He happily returns home in this song, a place where he can feel like he belongs:

I'm going to the place where love
And feeling good don't ever cost a thing.

"Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it -- memory, friends you can trust, love of learning. That way it will go with you wherever you journey." - Tad Williams
"Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it -- memory, friends you can trust, love of learning. That way it will go with you wherever you journey." - Tad Williams | Source

18. "Home" by Dierks Bentley

From the window of a plane high above the western U.S. landscape, the narrator in this 2011 country song sees America as his home. He marvels at the beauty and the scars of the landscape and the struggles that we have been through as a people (much like any family). He also considers our home worth both fighting for and pulling together for, regardless of our differences:

It’s been a long hard ride
Got a ways to go
But this is still the place
That we all call home.

19. "Home" by Dan Croll

In this 2014 song, the narrator recalls the feeling of the polyesther carpet on his feet. To him, it's the texture of home, and if you're in his house, you'd better take your shoes off. He now lives only a stone's throw away from his parents and wishes that everyone could enjoy that luxury.

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home." - Confucius, Chinese philosopher
"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home." - Confucius, Chinese philosopher | Source

20. "Give Me Back My Hometown" by Eric Church

When a couple divorces, they can't split the intangibles. The narrator in this 2014 song is sad about the break-up of his marriage but even more heartbroken that his ex has decided to stay in his hometown, a place she once said she didn't enjoy. He wants his memories back. It's his hometown.

"When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded. You learn to realize what truly matters." - Tony Stewart, American professional stock car racer
"When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded. You learn to realize what truly matters." - Tony Stewart, American professional stock car racer | Source

What's In A Name? Locations With Names Associated With Home and Hometowns

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A markerFellowship Lake, North Carolina, USA -
Fellowship Lake, Cheeks, NC 27243, USA
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B markerGood Neighbor Trail, Florida, USA -
Good Neighbor Trail, Jacksonville, FL 32225, USA
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C markerHome Lake, Nebraska, USA -
Home Lake, Nebraska, USA
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D markerHomestead, Florida, USA -
Homestead, FL, USA
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E markerMother, Nevada, USA -
Mother, Nevada, USA
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F markerMt. Support, New Hampshire, USA -
Mt Support, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
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G markerRefuge, Texas, USA -
Refuge, TX 75844, USA
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H markerStamping Ground, Kentucky, USA -
Stamping Ground, KY 40379, USA
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I markerUnity, New Hampshire, USA -
Unity, NH, USA
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J markerWelcome, North Carolina, USA -
Welcome, NC 27295, USA
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"Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there." - Phillips Brooks, American clergyman
"Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there." - Phillips Brooks, American clergyman | Source

Even More Songs About Home and Hometowns

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Hicktown
Jason Aldean
2005
22. Small Towns and Big Dreams
Paul Brandt
2001
23. Home
One Direction
2015
24. House Every Weekend
David Zowie
2015
25. Temporary Home
Carrie Underwood
2009
26. Small Town USA
Justin Moore
2009
27. Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
1974
28. Feels Like Home
Chantal Kreviazuk
1995
29. Famous in a Small Town
Miranda Lambert
2007
30. Welcome Home
Dave Dobbyn
2006
31. Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House
Garth Brooks
1991
32. Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver
1971
33. Our House
Crosby, Stills & Nash
1970
34. Hurry Home
Jason Michael Carroll
2005
35. Home Again
Michael Kiwanuka
2012
36. Home
Jack Johnson
2013
37. Small Town Southern Man
Alan Jackson
2007
38. Small Town Jericho
Sugarland
2004
39. Burning Down the House
The Talking Heads
1983
40. Backwoods
Justin Moore
2009
41. These Are My People
Rodney Atkins
2007
42. Silent House
Dixie Chicks
2006
43. People Know You By Your First Name
Dean Brody
2011
44. Mayberry
Rascal Flatts
2003
45. One Horse Town
Blackberry Smoke
2012
46. I’m A Small Town
Kenny Chesney
2012
47. Carolina
Eric Church
2009
48. Thank God for Hometowns
Carrie Underwood
2012
49. Home
Tim McGraw
2002
50. Home
Iggy Pop
1990
51. Hometown
Twenty One Pilots
2015
52. Hometown Glory
Adele
2008
53. Lego House
Ed Sheeran
2011
54. Green, Green Grass of Home
Tom Jones
1966
55. May We All
Florida Georgia Line (featuring Tim McGraw)
2016
56. Church Pew or Barstool
Jason Aldean
2010
57. Lights
Journey
1978
58. Franklin
Paramore
2005
59. Hometown Girl
Josh Turner
2017
60. Small Town Boy
Dustin Lynch
2017
Got a suggestion for our Home and Hometowns Playlist? Leave us a comment below in the Comment Section!
"Where we love is home -- home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American poet
"Where we love is home -- home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American poet | Source

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Kitty - Thanks for the suggestions and for stopping by! I've added the first two.

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      Kitty 2 months ago

      Lights by journey, franklin by paramore, and straight outta Compton by NWA

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      FlourishAnyway 13 months ago from USA

      Sha - Thank you for stopping by and for your kind kudos. I appreciate you!

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      Shauna L Bowling 13 months ago from Central Florida

      I really enjoyed this playlist, Flourish. The homes you splashed throughout were a nice touch. I just love architecture!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      teaches12345 - Glad you enjoyed this. I hope you can visit your hometown soon and make new memories while reliving old ones.

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      teaches12345 14 months ago

      You have me missing my small midwest hometown. I enjoyed these tunes, especially Mellankamp's -- I'm still singing it.

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Shyron - Thank you for your suggestion. I have added it! Have a wonderful week!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Dora - Feeling appreciated for who you are is irreplaceable, and home gives you that! Thanks for the encouragement. Have a great week.

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for reading. Have a great week!

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Flourish, my dear friend, if wishing could make it so! I love, love taking your musical trips. Wish you would add the Green, Green Grass of Home. By Elvis, Tom Jones and any of those guys. I did enjoy all the others.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      Devika Primić 14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful songs!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 14 months ago from The Caribbean

      I like this theme and all the anecdotes in the songs. Home, "where love

      and feeling good don't ever cost a thing" appeals to me. The expression of feeling is often underrated, but in a home where it happens, one feels truly loved. Enjoyable series!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Linda - Sorry I couldn't get at least one you knew! Maybe you can find a new favorite. I love the Bov Jovi and Jennifer Nettles song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" It's just so upbeat and catchy. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by!

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      Linda Crampton 14 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't know any of the songs but I appreciate all of your descriptions. I love the theme of this article. A happy home in the past is a wonderful memory in the present.

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      JYOTI - Thank you for stopping by. I hope your home is a happy and peaceful one.

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      Jyoti Kothari 14 months ago from Jaipur

      Good collection. Congrats!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Venkatachari M - That's a long way from home! I'm glad that you eventually moved closer and settled in a location that lends itself to more frequent visits. Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Larry - Good luck on your song list. On Youtube, I try to use the artist's official version but some artists don't have them available. Thanks for taking a look.

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Kyriaki - Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you at least knew some of the songs. Hope you found some new ones to enjoy as well. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Faith Reaper - With a one hour commute, I'm sure you're really glad to be home every night. I used to commute about as long and it was exhausting, especially at night when there was still dinner to make. Sweet Home Alamaba is on the list at #27, I think. It's one of my country favorites. Have a lovely week!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Bill - Thanks for reading. I'm glad the song you like best was on the list! Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Bill - It's great that you live close enough to home to still be able to go back. My daughter spent 2 weeks in Rhode Island (at Brown) and was so impressed with the state. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Catherine - Thanks for stopping by. I'm like you -- a real homebody, too. There's no place I'd rather be. Have a great week!

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      Venkatachari M 14 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting hub with a list of songs that are good and remind your home. My home and my wife's home were 2000km away when I was working in a far off place. We used to visit our homes yearly once for some years, then at a gap of 2 or 3 years, like that. After retirement, we came back and settled in Hyderabad which is now 300 km from our home.

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      Larry Rankin 14 months ago from Oklahoma

      Another wonderful song list. I always enjoy these so much.

      My wife and I are doing a collaborative effort and putting together a themed song list to put on Hubpages.

      I've not ever messed with links to video before, and I was just wondering if there are any rules regarding what you can link to. For example, does it have to be an official release of the song, or just any post?

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      Kyriaki Chatzi 14 months ago

      I'll be honest, I don't know most of these songs being I'm a bit young. However, this Hub was a great opportunity to remember the ones I do know and listen to them again!!

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      Faith Reaper 14 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Flourish,

      Love your song list of "home" and home town ...and your commentary about what home means. Your choice of pics of homes is homey too!

      In my new small home town, there are so many of those types of homes as you have pictured here, some historic, as were in my original home town growing up. They are all so welcoming.

      That old saying, "Home is where the heart is," is so true. And from the movie, "There's no place like home." Some week nights after working so late in the city and having to make that hour commute home, I so do look forward to arriving to my home and getting into my own bed, because my sweet sister-in-law sometimes offers me to stop and spend the night at her home (which is lovely and only a short distance from my work), but I just want to get home to my own bed and home.

      I think of the song, "Sweet Home Alabama" too.

      I hope you are enjoying a peaceful weekend at home!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      As soon as I see the title of your hub, I make note of the first song that comes to my mind, and then I see where it is on your list. My first thought on this topic was "My Town" and sure enough, it was there at #4.

      Very fun series you've got here, Flourish!

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      Bill De Giulio 14 months ago from Massachusetts

      Another wonderful list Flourish. My hometown is Johnston, RI, about an hour and a half away. My mom and sister still live there and we visit as often as we can. It's great at this point in my life to still be able to go back to the home that I grew up in. As always, great hub. Have a great Sunday.

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      Catherine Giordano 14 months ago from Orlando Florida

      Thanks for these songs about home. I'm a real homebody--jut love staying home. I'm always doing things to make my home nicer. A new couch pillow, a new vase and things like that.

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Frank - Thank you for stopping by and for being the first to comment! Have a wonderful week!

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      Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton

      The list did bring back memories.. or at least the older songs.. thank you for sharing your list.. bless you Flourish :) Frank

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      Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton

      songs about homes.. yeah the list is good.. again you never fail to take me back to those good ole days... love these types of hubs Flourish.. awesome