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7 songs to make you feel at home

Home is where the heart is, and for these musicians it offers up the ideal topic to croon about.

Being home sweet home is such a sweet feeling, it's an obvious theme for many songs.Being home sweet home is such a sweet feeling, it's an obvious theme for many songs.Being home sweet home is such a sweet feeling, it's an obvious theme for many songs. (Photo: Javier Brosch / Shutterstock)

Home is where the heart is. And there is something about music that can emotionally transport you to the place where you belong. So wherever home is for you, here are the tunes to take you there.

'Home,' Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

This sweet love song is written and sung by the American indie folk band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It is about making a home wherever you are – with the one you love. It was released in 2010 on the album "Up From Below" and since then has been featured in movies and TV shows like "What to Expect When You Are Expecting," "Glee," "Modern Family" and "Community." It’s message about home rings true – “home is wherever I’m with you.”


'Come Home,' Yael Naim

In this tune, Israeli songwriter Yael Naim sings about growing up and establishing independence, despite a loving and supportive family trying to call you back home. “When the years are passing by and you miss me, you’re saying come home.” Naim catapulted into success in 2008 when her catchy song “New Soul” was chosen to be the soundtrack for an Apple commercial. She released this song two years later on the album "She Was a Boy."


'Home,' Michael Bublé

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé sings this soft and sweet song to the love of his life. He sings about being on the road and just wanting to come home to be closer to her. As the lyrics proclaim: “I’m just too far from where you are – I want to come home.” For Bublé, home is not even a place, it is just where he can be with his love.


'Homebird,' Foy Vance

Foy Vance, a musician from Northern Ireland, sings this beautiful and uplifting song called “Homebird." It was released in 2006, and was made popular in the United States after it was featured on an episode of "Grey’s Anatomy." More recently, Vance has also performed on tour with British singer Ed Sheeran. In the video above, Vance gives an emotional live performance worth watching.


'Hometown Glory,' Adele

British artist Adele released “Hometown Glory” on her debut album in 2008. As proof of her raw talent, “Hometown Glory” is actually the first song Adele ever wrote – and it only took her ten minutes to compose. In the music video above, Adele’s powerful voice carries the song and will cut right through to your heart. The song was nominated for a Grammy for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.


'I'm Com'un Home,' Men of North Country

Men of the North Country (or MONC for short) are a soul band from Israel who have been playing together since 2008. This high-energy group includes a lead singer, drummer, guitarist, bassist, trombone, trumpet and saxophone. Between their instruments and fresh approach to making music, the MONC boys can certainly put on a show.


'This Must be the Place,' Talking Heads

We end this list with a classic from American rock band Talking Heads. Much like the new wave-post punk band themselves – the music video for “This Must Be The Place” is quite quirky. Recorded in 1982, this lighthearted and cheerful song shares a message we all know to be true – “home is where I want to be.”

Have any favorites that did not make the list? Tell us what song makes you feel at home in the comments section below.

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