It's My House (song)
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|"It's My House"|
|Single by Diana Ross|
|from the album The Boss|
|Released||20 October 1979|
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Songwriter(s)||Ashford & Simpson|
|Producer(s)||Ashford & Simpson|
|Diana Ross singles chronology|
While not fully promoted on pop radio, the song became a modest R&B hit, peaking at number 27 on that chart. In the UK it charted at number 32. The song was a top 10 hit in South Africa during 1980.
The song was a hit at around the same time for Lovers' Rock reggae outfit Storm - and was recorded by a number of artists not well known beyond specialized reggae audiences. Storm's version was popular with Northern English general disco audiences, as well as in reggae clubs.
Latin singer La Lupe covered a Spanish language version of the song ("Es Mi Casa") on her 1980 album "En algo nuevo," which also happened to be her final original album shortly before she announced her retirement.
Appearances in other media
- The song would also be referenced by rapper Snoop Dogg in his intro to his 2002 album, Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss.
- In the music video Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em, MC Hammer resides in a bizarre home with images of James Brown dancing throughout and references the line "It's my house and I live here" at the end of the video.
- John Mayer performed an acoustic rendition on the Bravo Television show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in June, 2018 in honor of Ross fan Cohen's 50th birthday. 
- Lead vocals by Diana Ross
- Background vocals by Stephanie Spruill, Maxine Waters and Julia Waters
- Produced by Ashford & Simpson
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