Friday fun: Our favourite songs about property
This week, we take you through some of our favourite property-related songs, covering everything from downsizing to disputes between landlords and tenants. There’s even something about interest rates in here. We warn you, however, that not all of these songs are actually *about* property. Have we missed any? Tweet us @What_House
Can We Fix It?
by Bob the Builder
by The Housemartins
Paul Heaton takes on urban regeneration.“Clambering men in big bad boots dug up my den, dug up my roots”.
Yes we can.
Let’s Lynch The Landlord
by Dead Kennedys
“I’m doubling the rent, ‘cause the building’s condemned, you’re gonna help me buy City Hall”.
Rent Day Blues
by The Frames
“Late on my rent, and my money’s all spent. I’m running away where no one can find me.”
by Jason Mraz
Interest rates being at a historic low isn’t enough for Mraz, who would prefer to get rid of them completely.
The Last Resort
Rich man seeks a change of pace away from the city.
by The Eagles
Don Henley sings of paradise found and lost. “Some rich men came and raped the land, nobody caught them. Put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus, people bought ‘em”
A House Is Not A Home
written by Burt Bacharach
A tale of lost love written by Bacharach, and recorded by pretty much everyone else
Living In A Box
by Living In A Box
Eighties one hit wonders consider life in a cardboard box in their eponymous debut single
The most vocal property lovers in pop, Madness also recorded “House of Fun”
by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Written by Graham Nash about an afternoon at home with Joni Mitchell
by Run D.M.C
Later used as the theme song for the reality TV show of the same name
A House Is Not A Motel
‘At my house I’ve got no shackles...’ sang the sixties rockers
by Dire Straits
Theme track from the film Local Hero, and one of Mark Knopfler’s best compositions
House Of The Rising Sun
Traditional folk song
Possibly originating from the 1870’s, and most famously recorded by The Animals
I Want To Be Your Property
by Blue Mercedes
Houses everywhere, you have competition...