House of Broken Love

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"House of Broken Love"
Great White House Of Broken Love.jpg
Single by Great White
from the album ...Twice Shy
B-side"Bitches and Other Women / Red House (live)"
Released1989
GenreGlam metal, blues rock
Length5:58
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie and Alan Niven
Producer(s)Alan Niven and Michael Lardie
Great White singles chronology
""The Angel Song"" "House of Broken Love" ""Call It Rock & Roll""

House of Broken Love is a song by the American band Great White. Written by Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie and Alan Niven, the song was the eighth track on the band's album ...Twice Shy.

Charting[edit]

It peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 83 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1]

Origin[edit]

Great White's lead singer Jack Russell stated in an interview with the BBC's The Friday Rock Show that the song is about being alone. He had recently gone through a divorce and was with bandmate Mark Kendall—who had also recently broken up—when the band's manager walked in and said, "What is this, the house of broken love?"[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Linda Romine, of the Record-Journal, called the song a "Great White staple".[3]

Notable performances[edit]

The band played the song at the American Music Awards of 1990.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 44
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 83
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[6] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "House Of Broken Love by Great White". Songfacts.com. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Romine, Linda (March 8, 1990). "Great White: Us Offensive? Us!". Record-Journal: 36. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Great White Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Great White Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 February 2021.