20 Best Songs About Hometowns

Richard Ellison

Whether you grew up in the heart of a big city or in a small town off the beaten path, your hometown is probably special to you.

There are likely many things about it that you love and miss dearly now that you’ve moved away.

In this article, we’ll explore 20 great songs about hometowns-both the good and the bad.

By the way, if you’re looking for more songs about hometowns, you may also want to check out songs about belonging, songs about coming home, songs about glory, songs about growing up, and songs about home.

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (Live At The Florida Theatre / 2015)

If there is one song that epitomizes the importance of hometowns, it is Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The song was written in response to Neil Young’s song Southern Man, which criticized the racism and poverty in the south.

Skynyrd’s song pays tribute to the south and all that is good about it-including the sense of community and belonging that comes from living in a hometown.

On Wisconsin – Bob Dylan and Trapper Schoepp

Trapper Schoepp • "On, Wisconsin" • (Official Audio)

On Wisconsin is a song about the state of Wisconsin.

It was written by Bob Dylan and originally recorded by Dylan and The Band in 1967.

The song was later covered by Trapper Schoepp in 2014. Both versions of the song are about the beauty and majesty of Wisconsin.

They talk about the rivers, the farms, the people and everything that makes Wisconsin unique.

The song is a love letter to Dylan’s home state.

He talks about how the people there are tough and independent, but also how they are warm and welcoming.

He sings about the natural beauty of the state and how it has shaped who he is as a person.

Homesick at Space Camp – Fall Out Boy

Homesick at Space Camp

Growing up, many of us have a strong connection to our hometowns.

Whether it’s the friends we made there, the traditions we followed or just the familiarity of it all, hometowns are incredibly special places.

For Fall Out Boy, their song “Homesick at Space Camp” is a touching tribute to the place they grew up – and it’s just one of many songs about hometowns.

Its lyrics are about frontman Patrick Stump’s memories of growing up in the Chicago suburbs and reflect on how much those memories mean to him.

Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound (from The Concert in Central Park)

Homeward Bound is a song about nostalgia and longing for the comforts of home.

The lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of wanting to return to the place where you grew up and felt safe.

The song is about a person who is traveling and feeling homesick, but eventually, they will return home.

Its lyrics are about the singer’s hometown and all of the happy memories that were made there.

The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert - The House That Built Me

The House That Built Me is a song by Miranda Lambert about the importance of hometowns.

Lambert sings about how her childhood home meant everything to her, and how it was the place that made her who she is today.

The song is a powerful reminder of the importance of our hometowns and the people who raised us.

Its lyrics are about as close to perfect as you can get when it comes to describing the feeling of nostalgia and love for one’s birthplace.

Home – Michael Buble

Michael Bublé - Home [Official Music Video]

There’s no place like home.

That’s the song Michael Buble was singing when he recorded “Home.”

The song is all about how Buble loves his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the song, he talks about how happy he is to be home and to be surrounded by the people who love him.

Its lyrics are about how a hometown is more than just a place where your family and friends are, it’s where your memories are and it’s the place that you always think of as home.

Hometown Glory – Adele

Adele - Hometown Glory

One of the most beautiful and memorable songs about hometowns is “Hometown Glory” by Adele.

The song reflects on the singer’s life in London and all of the different people and experiences she has encountered there.

However, no matter how far away she may be from her home, she will always love and appreciate London for all that it has given her.

Homegrown – Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band - Homegrown (Lyric Video)

Zac Brown Band’s song “Homegrown” celebrates the importance of hometowns.

The song talks about how cherished hometowns are and how they are where people come from.

Hometowns are a place where people have memories and shared experiences that connect them to one another.

Zac Brown Band is from Georgia, and the song “Homegrown” celebrates the importance of hometowns in the South.

Hometowns are important everywhere, but they are especially cherished in the South.

There is a sense of community and togetherness that comes from growing up and living in the same place.

Almost Home – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey - Almost Home (Official Video)

There’s just something about a hometown that feels so special.

Maybe it’s the familiarity or the sense of community.

Whatever it is, there’s nothing quite like it. And for Mariah Carey, her hometown is definitely a source of inspiration.

In her song “Almost Home,” Mariah sings about how much she loves her hometown and how it’s always been a source of comfort and support for her.

The song reflects on her life and all of the wonderful memories she’s made in her hometown.

Take Me Home – Phil Collins

Phil Collins - Take Me Home (Official Music Video)

No matter where you are in the world, there’s always a part of you that longs to go home.

For Phil Collins, that place was London-the city he was born and raised in.

Collins’ song “Take Me Home” perfectly captures the nostalgia and homesickness we all feel from time to time.

The song is just one example of the many tunes that have been written about hometowns.

Who Says You Can’t Go Home? – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi, Jennifer Nettles - Who Says You Can't Go Home

There are a lot of songs about hometowns, but for me, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” by Bon Jovi is the best.

The song is about a guy who is estranged from his family and hometown, but he eventually realizes that he can’t stay away from them forever.

He goes back to his hometown and reconnects with his family and friends.

The song is about the power of nostalgia and how it can bring people together.

Small Town – John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp - Small Town

Even if you didn’t grow up in a small town, John Mellencamp’s song “Small Town” will make you feel like you did.

The song is all about the nostalgia and longing for a simpler time that seems to come with living in a small town.

Mellencamp sings about how everyone knows everyone else in the town and how everyone is connected.

He also sings about how there’s nothing to do in a small town but that’s part of the charm.

Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne

OZZY OSBOURNE - "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (Official Video)

There’s just something about your hometown that feels like home, and no matter where you go in life, there’s always a piece of it that you take with you.

For Ozzy Osbourne, that place was Birmingham, England. In his song “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” Its lyrics are about how much he’s missed Birmingham and how much he wants to come back home.

Our House – Madness

Madness - Our House (Official 4K Video)

There’s just something about a hometown that feels so special.

Even if it wasn’t perfect, it’s probably the place where you grew up and experienced some of the most important moments of your life.

For this reason, it’s no surprise that so many songs are written about hometowns.

Its lyrics are about the importance of home and the memories that are made there.

Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue

Mötley Crüe - Home Sweet Home (Official Music Video)

Home Sweet Home is a power ballad by the heavy metal band Motley Crue.

It was released in 1985 as the third single from their album Theatre of Pain.

The song was written by bassist Nikki Sixx and vocalist Vince Neil, and was produced by Bob Rock.

The song reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.

It also reached number four on the UK Singles Chart.

The lyrics of Home Sweet Home describe a person’s yearning for their hometown and the nostalgia they feel for it.

The song has been covered by numerous artists, including Kid Rock, Mötley Crüe, Daughtry, and Carrie Underwood.

Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (Official Video)

There’s just something about a hometown that feels so special.

Maybe it’s the familiarity or the comfort of being around the people you’ve known your entire life.

For Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, their song “Home” is all about those feelings of love and connection for one’s birthplace.

Its lyrics are about “coming home” to a place where you’re always welcomed with open arms.

Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake ft Majid

Drake - Hold On, We’re Going Home ft. Majid Jordan

There’s something about a hometown that just feels so special.

Whether you grew up in a tiny town or a big city, there’s just something about the place that makes it feel like home.

For Drake, his hometown is Toronto and in his song “Hold On, We’re Going Home” he sings about how much he loves and misses it.

Its lyrics are about how he can’t wait to go back home and how beautiful it is.

Lego House – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran - Lego House [Official Music Video]

Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House” is a song about a man who is in love with a girl who lives in a different town.

He is trying to figure out how to be with her and has built a Lego house as a symbol of his love for her.

Its lyrics are about how he wishes he could be with her and how much he loves her.

Some people may interpret the song as being about a person’s hometown.

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads (from The Wildlife Concert)

There’s just something special about a hometown, and no one captures the feeling quite like John Denver.

In his song “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Denver sings of the joys of coming home to the place where he was born and raised.

There’s a sense of peace and familiarity in the lyrics as if there’s no place like home.

Many songs about hometowns share this sentiment, often referencing the specific places and people that make a particular town special.

Happy Home – Hedegaard and Lukas Graham

Hedegaard ft. Lukas Graham - Happy Home (Offcial Video)

Happy Home is a song about Hedegaard’s and Graham’s hometowns.

It talks about the memories they have of their childhood homes and the places they love most in their hometowns.

The song is a tribute to the people and places that mean so much to them.

Its lyrics are about the happy memories they have of their hometowns and how those memories will always be with them.

Some people might find the song to be a bit too sentimental, but it’s a beautiful tribute to the places that we all call home.