Sounds of Home Playlist: A Real Estate Song for Every Mood

March 4, 2024

If you’re like us, you need a little (or endless) music to get you through the day. Whether on a stroll to the next property showing, while staging a Brooklyn home, waiting for guests to arrive at an open house or hanging out in our Park Slope office, many of our real estate agents just might be listening to a song or two right now.

We thought what better way to express our love for music (and Brooklyn real estate) than with a Sounds of Home playlist. Listen at home, when searching for a new home, cleaning your own home or simply whenever you want to experience that comfy at-home feeling.

Coming Home – Leon Bridges

A catchy single off Leon Bridges’ first album of the same name, Coming Home is a soulful love song that we like to interpret as that satisfying feeling you get the moment you return home from an outing. The song wraps you in coziness, warmth and might even make you want to get up and dance.

This Must Be the Place – Talking Heads

Another love song that you can play when you’ve returned home from a long day.

Home, is where I want to beBut I guess I’m already thereI come home, she lifted up her wingsGuess that this must be the place

The Jeffersons Theme (Movin’ On Up) – The Hit Co.

Whether you’re old enough to remember The Jeffersons (or its reruns), the theme song stands the test of time. The lyrics are especially relatable for New Yorkers and convey that excitement you feel when you finally feel like the NYC hustle has paid off.

Well we’re movin’ on up
To the east side
To a deluxe apartment in the sky
Movin’ on up
To the east side
We finally got a piece of the pie

Range Life – Pavement

Though the song has been controversial for calling out alternative rock bands by name (though, not intended to insult says Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus), we love the chill vibe, moody guitar and catchy lyrics that make us think about settling down.

Happy Street – Stevie Wonder

This song is pure joy—upbeat lyrics, happy streets, calls to clap your hands and sing along, harmonica solos and a beat that make us feel like we’re at a ’60s beach party.

Home Sweet Home – Mötley Crüe

Sure, hair metal might be cheesy and this song might actually be about the urge to return home after being on tour, but we think it works well on our playlist since we can all relate to that feeling of wanting to be “home sweet home.”

Small Town – John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp wrote this song about his childhood in Indiana but even here in Brooklyn we can relate to the lyrics since many of us either came from small towns or experience small town vibes in our micro NYC neighborhoods, even if they are embedded in a giant megalopolis as big as New York.

Come Home – Anderson .Paak

Another one about feeling at home—which we can all understand, whether in love, at our actual homes or anywhere that makes us feel cozy and fulfilled.

Happy House – Siouxsie and the Banshees

A sarcastic play on what makes a happy house, this song has reggae undertones mixed with Siouxsie’s trademark unique post-punk/goth/whatever you want to call it sound. We appreciate the track for both its sarcasm and the fun house like atmosphere of the video, which depicts deadpan band members singing about happiness.

Our House – Madness

With a memorable bass line that grabs you from the start, upbeat horns, melodic strings and charming lyrics, this song has it all, including lyrics that pretty much capture every family in every house, no matter where you grew up.

Father wears his Sunday best
Mother’s tired, she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs
Sister’s sighing in her sleep
Brother’s got a date to keep
He can’t hang around

Our house, in the middle of our street
Our house, in the middle of our

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

Our house, in the middle of our street

My Hometown – Bruce Springsteen

A somber look at racism and economic struggle, this beautifully written Bruce hit reminds us that despite all the nostalgia and genuinely fond memories, every hometown has its challenges as well.

Lookin’ Out My Back Door – Creedence Clearwater Revival

With the pleasant sing-songy refrain of, “Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door,” crooned by lead singer John Fogarty and sounding, as American Songwriter puts it, “like sunshine through a rusted pipe,” this CCR track has the power to help you forget your troubles and get lost in the kooky lyrics that very likely will put you in a good mood.

Let’s Go Home – Best Coast

California rock duo Best Coast has us dreaming of home with this ditty whose lyrics remind us that no matter how much of the world you see, there’s just no place like home.

I’ve seen all the mountains
Yes, I’ve seen all the trees
I’ve seen all the water
But nowhere compares to home

In My Room – The Beach Boys

Continuing with sounds of California, but on the mellower side, this Beach Boys hit features the groups’ signature harmonies, sensitive lyrics and a reminder of the escape and solace one can find hidden away in their room. Jakob Dylan and Fiona Apple do a great cover of the song as well.

Country Roads – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

You might be familiar with the John Denver version of this song, but have you heard this one by punk supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes? If you like it, they’ve got lots of other lively covers you may want to check out too.

Closing Time – Semisonic

Surely, this one’s intended for anyone closing on their house purchase, right?!

Supposedly, the song actually has nothing to do with real estate and instead has a double meaning about closing time at the end of a concert as well as the birth of lead singer/guitarist Dan Wilson’s daughter. But we think it’s fun to listen to anyway.

Listen to the entire playlist on Spotify:

For more tunes, check out our Spotify channel to listen to our past music collections including our Summer in Brooklyn playlist and 12 Uplifting Songs playlist.

And if this playlist inspires you to buy, sell or rent a home in Brooklyn, contact one of our skilled Park Slope-based real estate agents today.


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