Friday fun: Our favourite songs about property

Posted 23 January 2015

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

Build
by The Housemartins  

Paul Heaton takes on urban regeneration.“Clambering men in big bad boots dug up my den, dug up my roots”.


Can We Fix It?
by Bob the Builder
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.”


0% Interest
by Jason Mraz

Interest rates being at a historic low isn’t enough for Mraz, who would prefer to get rid of them completely.



Country House
by Blur

Rich man seeks a change of pace away from the city.


The Last Resort
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


Our House
by Madness

The most vocal property lovers in pop, Madness also recorded “House of Fun”


Our House
by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Written by Graham Nash about an afternoon at home with Joni Mitchell


Run’s House
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
by Love

‘At my house I’ve got no shackles...’ sang the sixties rockers


Going Home
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...

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