Home (Daughtry song)

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"Home"
Single by Daughtry
from the album Daughtry
Released April 10, 2007 (2007-04-10)
(see Release history)
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:15
Label RCA/19
Writer(s) Chris Daughtry
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Daughtry singles chronology
"It's Not Over"
(2006)
"Home"
(2007)
"What I Want"
(2007)
Alternative cover
UK single cover

"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. The song was covered by Irish musician Kian Egan that serves as the lead single from his debut album with the same name.[1]

Release history[edit]

"Home" was confirmed as the second main single from the album in a New York Times article.[2] 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[citation needed]).

Region Date
United States April 10, 2007 (2007-04-10)
United Kingdom January 8, 2008 (2008-01-08)

Music video[edit]

The video for "Home" was filmed in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina (Chris Daughtry's hometown) on March 23, 2007. The video consists mostly of the live performance of the song during the band's free concert in Greensboro, 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Chuck Taylor, with Billboard, called the single an "anthemic rock power ballad".[3]

On December 6, 2007, "Home" was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.

This song was number 75 on MTV Asia's list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.[4]

On January 8, 2008, it won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Rock Song".[5]

Commercial reception[edit]

"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,[6] and the single was certified Platinum by the RIAA in late January 2008.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100 5
Dutch Top 40 18
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[7] 23
Sweden Top 60 Singles 52
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 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
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 190

End of year charts[edit]

Charts (2007) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 25

Kian Egan version[edit]

"Home"
Single by Kian Egan
from the album Home
Released February 10, 2014 (2014-02-10)
Genre Pop
Length 3:45
Label Rhino
Writer(s) Chris Daughtry
Producer(s) Brian Rawling
Kian Egan singles chronology
"Home"
(2014)
"I'll Be"
(2014)
Music video
Home on YouTube

"Home" was covered by Kian Egan, an Irish musician, best known as a former member of the boy band Westlife. It was the first single from Egan's debut album with the same name. The song had its first Irish airplay on Ryan Tubridy's show on RTÉ 2fm on February 10. Egan said: "I've always absolutely loved this song. It means so much to me to be able to perform it, and for it to be the first track from my solo album is an incredible privilege.[10] Incidentally, Daughtry, will play Dublin's Academy on Sunday March 30.[11]

Background and production[edit]

Egan said, "It's not very well known on this side of the world, I don't think. It was a massive hit in America a few years ago for a band called Daughtry. The reason why this was chosen was that it struck a nerve with me every time I was listening to my iPhone or my iPod. It feels right. It sounds the way I want it to sound for people to hear me for the first time. That's the other thing for me, an awful lot of people have never heard me sing a full song, they've heard snippets here and there. For me it was really important to have a song that I was really feel happy with and how I sounded on and it stood out for me so that's why we decided to go with it. I went into studio and I cut loads of songs and this one stood out from the start."[11]

Crtitical reception[edit]

Brendon Veevers of RenowenedforSound.com stated that "Chris Daughtry-penned title track and while the original was a country-fuelled rocker for the American Idol chart-toppers, Egan delivers his version of the number with an equal amount of gusto as he swings his vocals around a rich production full of Americana influenced guitar riffs and a spectacular orchestral arrangement that provides the spine to the power-ballad quality of the track."[12] Wynona Grant of FortitudeMagazine.co.uk describe the song as "a good, upbeat tune. Flourishes of electric guitar is a definite step up from expectations."[13] EntertainmentNow.tv describe the song "million miles away from Westlife’s sound, but the rockier edge and guitar work are enough to make it distinctive."[14] "Egan’s raspy vocals fit the song brilliantly, and his Irish tone makes for a perfect radio friendly hit. The track itself is a great choice for Kian, who admits he doesn’t want to stray too far from Westlife’s sound, but he does like rock music and guitars. The result is a polished track which wouldn’t sound out of place on BBC Radio 2 (no bad thing)."[15]

Music video[edit]

Sharing the photo online, Kian Egan commented: "Shooting my first video today. Pretty mad. Here's a little photo to give you an idea of what it looks like." In the early hours, he also told his followers: "I can't believe I'm still awake. Up since 3.30am and I'm shooting the video for #Home tomorrow. God I need to turn my brain off! Night all x." Kian teased fans by sharing a picture taken during his album photo shoot.[16] In the music video, the handsome star sports designer stubble and casual clothing for the laid-back ballad as he sings lyrics such as 'I'm going home, to the place where I belong.' Kian wears a dark navy jacket and a simple jumper and jeans throughout the video as clips from his famous stint on I'm A Celebrity play on the wall as well as a shot of his wife, Jodi Albert. The backdrop has a warehouse feel with spotligthts and a comfortable looking brown leather sofa. At the end of the video, Egan gazes as images of his wife and child throughout the video.[17]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[18]
  1. "Home" – 3:45
  • Promotional CD single[19]
  1. "Home" (radio mix)
  2. "Home" (album version)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 89
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 156
UK Airplay Top 200 28
Euro Airplay Top 200 177

Appearances in the media and covers[edit]

"Home" was chosen to replace Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" as the exit song on the sixth season of American Idol Season Six (2007).[22] 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.

Alvin and the Chipmunks released a cover of "Home" for their 2008 album Undeniable.

"Home" was included in the soundtrack listing of the movie Wanderlust.

Kian Egan's version of "Home" was included in a compilation album Top Hits.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westlifes Kian Egan announces new solo abum". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Taylor, Chuck (April 21, 2007), "Home". Billboard. 119 (16):48
  4. ^ MTV Asia. "Top 100 Hits List". Retrieved 2007-12-27
  5. ^ "People's Choice Awards Past Winners: 2008". PCAvote.com. Sycamore Productions. Archived from the original on 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  6. ^ Idol Chatter 01-19-2011
  7. ^ a b "Daughtry - Home global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved June 30, 2007.
  8. ^ "CHART: CLUK Records 2007". Zobbel.de/. Official Charts Company. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Year-End 2007". Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  10. ^ "Kian Egan reveals debut solo single". RTE.ie. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  11. ^ a b "Kian Egan 'excited' about debut album". RTE.ie. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  12. ^ "Album Review: Kian Egan – Home". RenowenedforSound.com. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  13. ^ "Album Review: Kian Egan – Home". Fortitude.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  14. ^ "Review: Kian Egan’s new album ‘Home’ is a huge hit with us". EntertainmentNow.tv. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  15. ^ "We review Kian Egan’s debut single, ‘Home’". EntertainmentNow.tv. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  16. ^ "Kian Egan shares picture taken from set of debut single video shoot". Reveal.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  17. ^ "Former Westlife heartthrob Kian Egan releases new single "HOME"". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  18. ^ Hart, Tina. "Kian Egan signs with Rhino UK, debut solo album due in March". Music Week. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  19. ^ Home (single). Kian Egan. Rhino Records. 2014. 
  20. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 29.03.2014 (wk12)". Zobbel.de/. Official Charts Company. 
  22. ^ Gundersen, Edna (March 21, 2007), "It's just beginning for Chris Daughtry". USA Today :01d
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Top Hits by Various Artists". iTunes Store UK (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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Preceded by
"Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
American Idol Farewell Song
Season 6 (2007)
Succeeded by
"Celebrate Me Home" by Ruben Studdard