Madness - Our House (1982)
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"Our House" is a song by British ska and pop band Madness. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, ...
"Our House" is a song by British ska and pop band Madness. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, The Rise & Fall, on 12 November 1982. The song charted within the top ten in multiple countries, being the band's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won Best Pop Song at the May 1983 Ivor Novello Awards.
The band portrays a working-class family in the video, including one with a stubbly face, dressed in an apron and bonnet, playing the mother. The band members perform with their instruments in the living room, as they prepare for work and school. In some scenes, the family plays squash and relaxes in a hot tub. The video also includes exterior shots of other houses including the "Playboy Mansion," Stocks House in Aldbury, Hertfordshire, and Buckingham Palace. The property that is featured in the video is a terrace house on Stephenson Street in north west London, near Willesden Junction.