You sent in your ideas and, from those, we created the ultimate old house lover's collection!!! We tried to cover a variety of artists and styles so that you could tailor your own favorites from this list.
We ended up with over 130 songs from the submissions on this site, Fine Homebuilding's Breaktime Forum and our own research. They were so much fun to put together, I didn't think publishing a list was quite enough. So, we published our very own iMix Playlist in iTunes...
Note: You'll have to have iTunes installed to use this link. Don't worry--it's free!
iTunes will let you listen to 30-second samples of each song in the iMix, then buy the songs you like if you want them. Or you can dig them out of your own record collection! (This allowed us to share the fun without running afoul of copyright issues.)
Be sure to check out:
Crumbling Plaster by Julie Lloyd, and
The Plumber Is The Man by Ann Zimmerman.
These are three of the more unique selections that will be appreciated by old house lover's everywhere.
Our favorite song that sums up life here at House In Progress? Why, A Hammer & a Nail by the Indigo Girls, of course!
p.s. There were a few songs that we couldn't find on iTunes or in our own record collection. But they are great as well!!
1. Can You Please Crawl out Your Window - Bob Dylan
2. Hard Times Have Been Here - Bill Monroe
3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Beatles
4. Fixing a hole where the rain gets in - Beatles
5. The House Above Tina's Grocery - Kevn Kinney
6. This old house is burning down tonight - The Clarks
7. A Home - Dixie Chicks
8. The House Carpenter's Daughter - Natalie Merchant
9. My Arms Are A House - Hank Snow