Home and music.  Music and home.  The two certainly go together.  Outside of love, my best guess is that more songs are written about home than anything else.

There is something special about coming home after a long day, an exciting day, a great day or any other kind of day and letting music soothe or pump us up.  Home is our special place and music makes it even better.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate will showcase how music and home go together in a BIG way during the January 26 Grammys on CBS.  That is when we debut a one minute commercial that lets Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home” showcase why #HomeRocks.

You can get a sneak peek at the commercial beginning on January 22 at 11 a.m. Eastern right here on the Blue Matter blog.

We believe in music’s involvement with home.  Last year we used the music of Phillip Phillips’ “Home” and this year “Home Sweet Home” in our commercials, but there are other great songs about home that deserve attention.

And since there is no Grammy’s category for these songs, we decided to do something about it.  Or actually, we decided to let you do something about it.

We are proud to announce our nominees for the first Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks Award.  The criteria is simple. It has to be a song about home that was released within the calendar year of 2013. The nominees are below and we want you to pick the song that you believe was 2013’s best song about home.  Over the next few days we will post about each of the songs and why they have a chance to win the #HomeRocks award.  So, without further ado, here are the nominees:

  1. John Mayer – On the Way Home
  2. Mariah Carey – Almost Home
  3. Sheryl Crow – Homesick
  4. Midnight Red – Take Me Home
  5. Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home
  6. Elton John – Home Again

This is a really big deal that will allow you to help one of these artists have an enjoyable Grammy’s weekend as the winner of the first Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks Award.

Voting is open through midnight on Tuesday, January 21.  The winner will be announced right here on Thursday, January 23! And don’t forget, come back on January 22 at 11 a.m. EST to see how  Mötley Crüe and Coldwell Banker combine to show that #HomeRocks!

Voting is now closed. Thanks for your participation and see why we believe that #HomeRocks in our latest ad that can be seen here!

Which song below is the best song about home in 2013?

  • Midnight Red – Take Me Home (55%, 72,029 Votes)
  • Mariah Carey – Almost Home (37%, 47,990 Votes)
  • Elton John – Home Again (6%, 8,080 Votes)
  • John Mayer – On the Way Home (1%, 1,711 Votes)
  • Sheryl Crow - Homesick (0%, 361 Votes)
  • Drake – Hold On, We're Going Home (1%, 239 Votes)

Total Voters: 130,407

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