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January 22, 2017

 

In 70, ‘Home Loving Man’ by Andy Williams –

a song in our hearts to live on.

And 86 found ‘Caravan Of Love’,

by The House Martins at No.1

 

In the mid 80’s ‘Holding Back The Years’ –

a chart favourite for Simply Red.

Followed by two decades of hits;

this group – Manchester born and bred.

 

In 07 were ‘’Westlife with ‘Home’ –

another Top Ten to appreciate.

And Kanye West featuring Chris Martin,

gave us ‘Homecoming’ in 2008.

 

Simon and Garfunkel in 66,

followed the ‘Homeward Bound’ trail.

And in 67 with ‘Homburg were Procol Harum,

after their No.1 – ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’.

 

In 87, ‘Running In The Family’,

made No.6 for Level 42.

Long after ‘The Folks Who Live On The Hill’

for Peggy Lee, came into view.

 

‘Ill Find My Way Home’, in 81

came from Jon & Vangelis.

And ‘Take Me Home ( A Girl Like Me)’

in 2001, a hit for lovely Sophie Ellis-

 

In 04, came ‘Somewhere Only We Know’

and ‘Everybody’s Changing’ by Keane,

followed in 06 by his 3rd Top Ten, –

‘Is It Any Wonder’, setting the scene.

 

JT and the Big Family,

in 90 gave us ‘Moments in Soul’,

And back in 62, with ‘Rambling Rose’,

was the ever reliable Nat ‘King’ Cole.

 

From ‘Dance To The Music’ & ‘Everyday People’

to ‘Family Affair’ & ‘Runnin Away’, in 72.

America’s Sly & The Family Stone

always guaranteed to shine through.

 

The ‘All American Girls’ – Sister Sledge,

at No.8 with ‘We Are Family’, in 79.

And ‘Reunited’ found Peaches & Herb,

singing of when hearts re-entwine.

 

‘Home is where the heart is’ – a Top 40,

in 77, for Gladys Knight & The Pips.

And in 99, ‘Makes Me Love You’ at no. 25

for Italian Instrumentalist – Eclipse.

 

‘Chasing Pavements’ and ‘Hometown Glory’

with passion, came from Adele.

And back in 79 was Anita Ward

with her Number 1 hit –  ‘Ring My Bell’.

 

Whether home is ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’,

or ‘The House That Jack Built’ type,

You’ll survive if doors let in love and warmth,

and your computer connects you to Skype.

 

 

 

 

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