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)"
GenreArena rock[1]
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 1989 rock song by the American rock 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.


It peaked at No.7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No.83 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2]


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?"[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Linda Romine, of the Record-Journal, called the song a "Great White staple".[4]

Notable performances[edit]

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


  1. ^ Twice Shy - Great White | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-03-02, impressive originals that replicated the classic arena rock sound of the '70s ("House of Broken Love," "Mistah Bone")
  2. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  3. ^ "House Of Broken Love by Great White". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  4. ^ Romine, Linda (8 March 1990). "Great White: Us Offensive? Us!". Record-Journal: 36. Retrieved 2011-08-19.

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