Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #466: ” Our House”- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. September 19, 1970.
- Single: “Our House”- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
- Record Company- Atlantic
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Graham Nash
- Time: 2:59
- B-side: “Deja Vu”
- Album- Deja Vu
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #30 9 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash- and off and on again Neil Young- from 1969-89 had 9 Top 40 hits. They won Best New Artist in 1969 and were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. “Our House” was written by Graham Nash while he was living with Joni Mitchell.
Below Nash in an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air describes how he was motivated to write “Our House.”
Well, it’s an ordinary moment. What happened is that Joni [Mitchell] and I – I don’t know whether you know anything about Los Angeles, but on Ventura Boulevard in the Valley, there’s a very famous deli called Art’s Deli. And we’d been to breakfast there. We’re going to get into Joan’s car, and we pass an antique store. And we’re looking in the window, and she saw a very beautiful vase that she wanted to buy … I persuaded her to buy this vase. It wasn’t very expensive, and we took it home. It was a very grey, kind of sleety, drizzly L.A. morning. And we got to the house in Laurel Canyon, and I said – got through the front door and I said, you know what? I’ll light a fire. Why don’t you put some flowers in that vase that you just bought? Well, she was in the garden getting flowers. That meant she was not at her piano, but I was … And an hour later ‘Our House’ was born, out of an incredibly ordinary moment that many, many people have experienced