For many, home is a place to relax and take shelter from the storm. However, for some people it holds an even more special significance. It’s where their favorite memories are made. It’s where they fell in love with someone who changed their life forever. For others, coming home means waiting for an opportunity to be able to make the world a better place. It’s a chance to get back what they lost so long ago.
Whether you’re missing home or feel at home wherever you are, listening to one of these 20 songs about home is sure to invoke emotions in anybody. Here are the 20 best songs about home:
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynrd’s classic song has been a popular favorite since it was first released in 1989. From country tunes to football anthems, this tune never fails to make listeners want turn up the volume and feel at home with friends or family members wherever they may be listening from across the world.
Home – Michael Buble
Michael Buble’s song “Home” is a soft, almost soulful tune that evokes the feeling of being welcomed back into one’s own home. The soothing piano melody mixed with the deep lyrics help listeners get lost in memories of happy times spent at home.
Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Written by the artist who won the 2015 Grammy for Best R&B Performance, this song has lyrics that are sure to touch anybody’s heart. After all, it is about a man who leaves his lover just to fight in war only to return home safely years later and find that she is no longer waiting for him.
Coming Home – Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey
Another song about a lover waiting for her soldier to come home, Diddy-Dirty Money’s song has an upbeat tempo and melody that will make listeners want to dance along.
Mama I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
A song about the struggles one faces while trying to get back home, this tune has lyrics that are both uplifting and inspiring. It’s good to remember that at the end of the day we all just want a place where we can feel safe and be free of worry.
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert’s song tells a story of how a house was there through the hardships she faced as a child and how it quietly held her memories. She went on to build a life for herself, but never forgot where she came from and who helped her along the way.
My Homes In Alabama – Alabama
Alabama’s classic tune is another country music hit about coming home. It talks about the feelings of love and security experienced when returning to one’s own house. The lyrics are sure to make listeners nostalgic for their time at home.
Last Night On Earth – Green Day
Green Day’s song is a somber tune about how one needs to appreciate the time they have left before feeling like they don’t belong in this world. The lyrics reflect on living life to its fullest and not taking anything for granted.
Homecoming – Kanye West
A song about forgiveness and second chances, Kanye West’s “Homecoming” is a feel-good tune that brings back memories of the first place he felt accepted. He goes on to rap about how this love was taken for granted instead of being cherished.
Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel
The classic tune of friendship and finding home tells the story of two friends taking a journey to find where they belong in life, but realizing they already have what they need to feel at home.
Won’t Go Home Without You – Maroon 5
Maroon 5’s song is a ballad about a lover whose significant other tries to convince them to return home. It evokes the feeling of longing for someone who you can’t get enough of, but also being afraid that you might lose them if you aren’t careful.
Oh My Sweet Carolina – Ryan Adams
Ryan Adam’s song tells of a man who understands that he won’t be able to come home soon to see his family again, but promises them that he will return to them eventually. This song is sure to bring tears to the eyes of any listener by reminding them of what it means to call a place home and never feeling like you belong anywhere else.
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
This melancholic song by Pink Floyd is a ballad about a man who doesn’t feel at home in his own world. The lyrics reflect on how we all feel like we need to find where we really belong and it is something that can never be found.
Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue
Motley Crue’s song talks about how freedom can feel like loneliness if it comes at same time as feeling abandoned by your family and friends. It brings back memories of being welcomed home after being away for an extended time.
Make Me Proud – Drake ft. Nicki Minaj
Another song about missing home, Drake’s “Make Me Proud” is a tune that reminds listeners of how loved they are when they return home to family and friends. The feel-good vibe of this song brings back memories of long talks with family and best friends.
Coming Home – Skylar Grey
Skylar Grey’s song is an emotional tune about someone who feels lost and wants to come home. Her lyrics bring back memories of when one was finally reunited with loved ones after a long time away.
Country Roads (Take Me Home) – John Denver
The song of homesickness and sadness, John Denver’s country tune is an iconic song about never feeling at home anywhere else. The lyrics are sure to remind listeners of their own experiences in wanting to go back home after time away.
Home – Phillip Phillips
Phillip Phillips’ tune has an inspiring, uplifting message about how he has grown up to appreciate “home” even more after having traveled the world. The song is sure to bring back memories of coming home after being away for a long time, and how welcoming it made you feel.
I’m Already There – Lonestar
Lonestar’s “I’m Already There” is a song about missing home and looking forward to seeing one’s family again. The lyrics are very relatable to anyone who has spent time away from their loved ones, since no matter how long or short the absence, they always wish it wasn’t as long as it was.
Hometown Glory – Adele
Another song you’ll want to have on repeat is Hometown Glory, which speaks volumes about how much of an impact moving can have. This captivating tune will evoke nostalgic emotions in anyone who listens because it speaks so personally to their definition for going home – no matter where they are from.