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Madness – Our House (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 20th, 2016



“Our House” is a song by English 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 and won Best Pop Song at the May 1983 Ivor Novello Awards.

Released in November 1982, it peaked at #5 in the UK singles chart. In 1983, “Our House” was their biggest hit in the US, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. On the US dance chart the song peaked at #21.

Though Madness produced many successful singles over a period of 20 years especially in their native United Kingdom, the enormous American popularity of “Our House” means that they are often regarded as a one hit wonder in the US (though their version of “It Must Be Love” also subsequently entered the US top 40).

Our House (Special Remix – Extended Dance Version) 4:59

Mad House (Our House Instrumental Dub Version) 4:35

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 Our House U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1983 Our House U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21


Label: Geffen Records ‎– 9 29667-0, Geffen Records ‎– 0-29667
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

Engineer – Harvey Goldberg
Lyrics By, Music By – Carl Smyth, Christopher Foreman*
Producer – Clive Langer And Alan Winstanley*
Remix – Mark Kamins

From the LP “THE RIS & FALL”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


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Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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26 Responses to “Madness – Our House (US 12″)”

  1. Osc Says:

    Wonderful. Never had the chance to hear these mixes before – at least not outside clubs. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    It’s the playlist of my youth Paul!! How early MTV (of which I didn’t have, unfortunately at the time.). Great memories to this one. Loved hearing it at picnics and singing along to it on my JVC boom box back in the day!! This week is certainly winding up like a time capsule of classic 80’s jams. I love having the dub here too, it’s like the perfect (sonic) icing on the cake. I’m relishing every moment.

    What a blast!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂


  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  4. mothloop Says:

    Thanks for the recent shares. As Jeff said, a kind of soundtrack to our youth.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mothloop 🙂


  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Great Paul,
    and this is another Mark Kamins’ remix! (R.I.P.)

    Hope you got also some Nuance 12″
    and I hope you’ll get better.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome I will see what I can do 🙂


  6. Driwt1 Says:

    Hi Paul

    First of all, Huge monster mega thanks for all your superb rips, i really love them!!!
    I also love 12 inch versions alot!

    Kind regards from Denmark 🙂

    Ps if you have something with “WAX” and “Mental As Anything” you will be in my prayers forever! 😉


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Driwt1 I will look and see if I have any of those bands 🙂


  7. Jermajesty Says:

    Wow, wow…. What. Great post Paul. Madness were the first band I found ‘by myself’, ie without any influences from elders. And it was just around this period. So very special.

    I had no idea they had success in the US, and it’s amusing to hear they’re considered a one hit wonder – in the UK they were an amazing singles band (I never really rated their albums). It was hit after hit after hit with them. Really fun songs.

    Do you know many others of theirs, Paul? I’m happy to point you in the direction of Embarrassment, It Must Be Love, Driving In My Car, Grey Day, Return of the Los Palmas 7, Etc, etc, etc….



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah they just had this one huge single in the US so I am not familiar with much of their discography. Thanks for giving me some titles to look into 🙂


    Dirk Reply:

    I for one, would love to find out there is a sixteen minute version of Nightboat to Cairo. O, if only.


    Jermajesty Reply:

    Hey Paul, I realised today that you will probably recognise the Madness hit ‘My Girl’ – it’s the one Tracey Ullman covered (as My Guy).

    The original Madness version only came out the year before hers. It’s less orchestral sounding, but is a great version nonetheless. It can be unusual for blokes to open up and share their emotions, I think Madness show a great sensitive side to lad culture in this song. It’s really heartfelt compared to Tracey Ullman’s version which is more like a showtune.


  8. Stephen Says:

    I say it out loud at home every day, and think it in my cranium constantly, but I don’t write it enough online. So … ahem … You sir, are an outstanding genius of exquisite taste. Thank you for your passion and commitment to rare gems and keeping amazing music alive.


  9. Jeff Hitz Says:

    I really enjoy these 12″ singles you’ve been posting. By any chance do you have the Heaven 17 12″ of Play To Win? The A-Side is readily available online, but I can’t seem to find the instrumental B-Side “Play”. I had the single a long time ago. Thanks.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff Hitz I do have that Heaven 17 single I will try to post it when I can 🙂


    Jeff Hitz Reply:

    That’s great news! I’ll be looking forward to it. Thanks a lot.


  10. NKelly Says:

    I really cannot believe an 80’s blog such as yours didn’t have any Madness until yesterday! Seeing them a 20th time in December. Been a fan since 1980. I recommend trying to obtain all their 12″s as the A and B’s are always fantastic. The latter half of their 80’s stuff is a lot harder to find on CD plus these foreign versions (i’m from the UK as you know). I really hope one day you could post ‘I pronouce you’ (from 1988 when they changed their name for a short period to ‘The Madness’) which is a great 4-tracker and ‘Night boat to cairo ’93’ although clearly that is from 1993. That was a 5 mix 12″ i think. Many thanks and i really hope to see some more Madness here


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the info Neil I am not that familiar with their work so I appreciate your help 🙂


  11. CL Says:



  12. MAN Says:

    Many Thanks …. one of my best record … the wonderful 80’s music


  13. B._B. Says:

    [[[…My first ever writing(s) here, despite many moons of lurking…]]]

    This is more like it. I hereby cat my “Vote” for more like it. (no Don Rump comments. . . )

    Got any Bad Manners (Magnets), English Beat (Go Feets)???

    For that matter, I bet you have more stuff by something more “dance”-oriented, like this (Also ‘8Ts, also UK) group:


    In any case, smoke ’em if you got ’em. Er, uh . . . . . Post ’em!

    – B._B.


  14. produkt Says:

    Do you have the original version of the song? “What about One Step Below” ? or the complete album?


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