House of Fun

House of Fun by Madness was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, May 29, 1982 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song is about a 16 year old who thinks he ready to have sex - the "House of Fun" is a euphemism for a brothel house. The "Box of balloons with the feather-light touch" are condoms. Regarding the line, "This is a chemists, not a joke shop," in UK they call pharmacists chemists. The Monty Python styled music video was filmed variously at a Camden joke shop, a Kilburn chemist and a roller coaster in Great Yarmouth. According to an interview with Suggs in Q Magazine, the band went round the roller coaster 54 times before the director was satisfied he'd got what he wanted.

House of Fun FAQs

Who sang House of Fun?

House of Fun was performed by Madness

What year did House of Fun get to the UK number 1 spot?

House of Fun first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, May 29, 1982

How long was House of Fun at number 1 in the UK?

House of Fun spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.