The lyrics to the Madness song 'Our House' have been adopted, nearly 30 years after their original release, by DDB in its new spot for Virgin Media due to break tomorrow. The ad presents a quick succession of views into a variety of people's homes, and opens with the line "Father wears his Sunday best", spoken by a male voiceover. It continues with more lines from the hit, including "I remember how we'd play, simply waste the day away". The narration is not set to the music of the Madness track but to the calmer opening of Dan Black track 'Symphonies'. As the ad progresses to more energetic scenes, such as kids playing motion-controlled computer games, the tempo of the music rises.
Remember This Song? Madness Our House rememberthissong forgotten Released in November , it peaked at 5 in the UK singles chart. On the USA dance chart the song peaked at 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 USA. The video depicts the band acting out the song's lyrics in an old Victorian terraced house. The song's lyrics mostly describe the working-class family lifestyle, and the band acts them out by portraying such a family in the video.
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The song charted within the top ten in multiple countries, being the band's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot Released in November , it peaked at 5 in the UK singles chart. The B-side, "Walking With Mr. Wheeze", is an instrumental song. The title is a play on "Groovin' With Mr. Bloe", an instrumental hit of by the session group Mr.