Home (Daughtry song)
|Single by Daughtry|
|from the album Daughtry|
|Released||April 10, 2007
(see Release history)
|Daughtry singles chronology|
"Home" is a 2007 song by American rock band Daughtry from their self-titled debut album. The song had been climbing up the U.S. charts for a few weeks before the song was announced as the second single from the album.
Background and production
Chris Daughtry wrote the song on the couch the day before he left for American Idol. The theme of the song centers around the singer being grateful for what he has, but still longing for his family. Therefore, he realizes it is best if he comes home, where he is surrounded by love. He states during the chorus:
- I don't regret this life I chose for me.
- But these places and these faces are getting old
- So I'm going home
Film composer Deborah Lurie provided the string arrangements used in the song.
"Home" was confirmed as the second main single from the album in a New York Times article. In the UK, the song was released on January 7, 2008, as the first single from the album ("It's Not Over" was originally going to be the first single there, but its UK release was canceled at the last minute).
|United States||April 10, 2007|
|United Kingdom||January 8, 2008|
The video for "Home" was filmed in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina on March 23, 2007. The video consists mostly of the live performance of the song during the Greensboro concert, which was filmed at night and features shining green light effects during the performance. The video also focuses on several of the estimated 240,000 fans in attendance at the concert. Scenes of this are intercut with various experiences the band has had on tour, such as showing the band backstage, on the tour bus, signing autographs, and just hanging out and having a good time.
Chuck Taylor, with Billboard, called the single an "anthemic rock power ballad".
On December 6, 2007, "Home" was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Home" charted on the Hot 100 weeks before its release as a single, and became the band's second top-five single on the chart, peaking at number five. The song topped both the Billboard Adult Top 40 and the Adult Contemporary charts, spending ten consecutive weeks at number one on the Adult Top 40 ("It's Not Over" spent nine weeks at number one on the chart), as well as becoming the band's first number one on the AC chart, where it spent ten non-consecutive weeks at the top. The song became an unexpected hit on the Christian charts as well, reaching number twelve on the Hot Christian Songs chart. It was also a top five hit on the Canadian Hot 100. The song has sold 2,012,000 digital downloads, and the single was certified Platinum by the RIAA in late January 2008.
|Canadian Hot 100||5|
|Dutch Top 40||18|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||23|
|Sweden Top 60 Singles||52|
|US Billboard Hot 100||5|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||3|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Christian Songs||12|
End of year charts
|US Billboard Hot 100||25|
Appearances in the media and covers
"Home" was chosen to replace Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" as the exit song on the sixth season of American Idol Season Six (2007). The song was played every time a contestant (with the exception of Phil Stacey) was voted off.
"Home" was played on the TV series Criminal Minds in the Season 3 episode "About Face," (original airdate October 31, 2007) as the FBI profilers successfully rescued a woman at the conclusion of the episode.
"Home" was included in DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop" mashup of the top 25 songs on the Billboard 2007 year-end chart (on which "Home" appeared at number 25).
"Home" was included in the soundtrack listing of the movie Wanderlust.
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 2007 (U.S.)
- List of Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks number-one singles of 2007
- http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/22/arts/music/22daug.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5124&en=04f65f91bdd33ca6&ex=1332216000&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink NYtimes.com
- Taylor, Chuck (April 21, 2007), "Home". Billboard. 119 (16):48
- MTV Asia. "Top 100 Hits List". Retrieved 2007-12-27
- "People's Choice Awards Past Winners: 2008". PCAvote.com. Sycamore Productions. Archived from the original on 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
- Idol Chatter 01-19-2011
- "Daughtry - Home global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved June 30, 2007.
- "Billboard Hot 100 Year-End 2007". Retrieved 2012-04-15.
- Gundersen, Edna (March 21, 2007), "It's just beginning for Chris Daughtry". USA Today :01d
- Soundfires.com review of 'Home'
- A review of 'Home' on Unreality Music
- the settings & direction to achieve the recorded sound of 'Home'
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
"Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
|American Idol Farewell Song
Season 6 (2007)
"Celebrate Me Home" by Ruben Studdard