Popular songs Edit
1800s. " Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" - traditional folk song
1908. "If It's Good Enough for Washington It's Good Enough For Me", music by Percy Wenrich, words by Ren Shields - sleeping on bench in public square with statue of George Washington.
1962. "Man on the Street", by Bob Dylan, officially released on 1991's Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series.
1963. "Only a Hobo", by Bob Dylan, officially released on 1991's Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series.
1968. "I Am a Lonesome Hobo", by Bob Dylan, from his 8th studio recording . A humble warning from a homeless man to those who are better off.
John Wesley Harding 1969. " Highway Chile", by Jimi Hendrix Experience. The song is about a homeless man that Jimi met when he was on tour.
1972. " Aqualung", by Jethro Tull
1977. "We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover" in the musical
Annie 1983. "Brothers Under the Bridges" by Bruce Springsteen, later released on compilation album
Tracks 1989. " Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins, which was included on his album became the last number 1 of the 1980s.
...But Seriously 1991. Something in the Way, music by Nirvana, written by Kurt Cobain when he was young, homeless and sleeping under a bridge at the age of fifteen 
 1991. " Even Flow", music by Pearl Jam, lyrics written by Eddie Vedder telling a story about a homeless man.
1991. "Homeless (Like the Christ Child Was)" on the album "The Forgotten Carols" by Michael McLean.
1993 "Shelter" by Duran Duran.
1993. "Somebody's Baby" by Pat Benatar.
1996. "Low Man's Lyric" by Metallica.
1998. "What it's like" by Everlast.
2004. " Nobody's Home" by Avril Lavigne.
2007. "There Is No Good Reason" by Natalie Merchant on the compilation album, Give US Your Poor.  The song was written by a 15 year old homeless girl, Nichole, telling about her ordeals and struggles.
Music albums Edit
Popular films Edit
Documentary films Edit
1978. is a National Film Board documentary about homeless alcoholics in Montreal (video online in full).
The Agony of Jimmy Quinlan 1984. -- follows homeless Seattle youth.
Streetwise 1993. at the It Was a Wonderful Life Internet Movie Database -- chronicles the lives of six articulate, educated, "hidden homeless" women as they struggle from day to day. Narrated by Jodie Foster.
1997. at the The Street: A Film with the Homeless Internet Movie Database -- about the Canadian homeless in Montreal. New York Times Review,
2000. -- A film following the lives of homeless adults living in the Amtrak tunnels in New York.
Dark Days 2001. -- Following the lives of homeless children in Bucharest, Romania.
Children Underground 2003. at the À Margem da Imagem Internet Movie Database -- about the homeless in São Paulo, Brazil. Its English title is "On the Fringes of São Paulo: Homeless".
2004. at the Homeless in America Internet Movie Database
2005. -- About homeless children in Moscow.
The Children of Leningradsky 2005. -- A homeless person is given $100,000 and is free to do whatever he wishes with the money.
Reversal of Fortune 2006. -- About Homeless people and homelessness in England.
Homeless 2007. -- about the homeless in Easy Street St. Petersburg, Florida.
2008. -- an observational documentary about homeless youths in The Oasis Sydney, Australia, filmed over two years.
2008. is a documentary by Carts of Darkness Murray Siple about extreme shopping cart racing by homeless men. (Video online in full.)
2008. at the The Ballad of Robert and Harvey: We Are Not Faraway Internet Movie Database - "Centered on the troubled friendship between Robert and Harvey, the film exposes the unique hardships and common humanity of people who live among us but are virtually unknown."
TV and radio documentaries Edit
TV entertainment and comedy shows Edit
Visual Arts Edit
"A Walking Tour of... Kurt Cobain's Aberdeen". The Aberdeen Museum of History . http://www.aberdeen-museum.org/kurt.htm . Retrieved 2008-12-08. "Whether Cobain ever slept under this bridge as he claimed is not certain, however, he did spend time beneath the south approach, as did many of the neighborhood kids."
Bienias, Michelle (2005-01). "Kurt Cobain’s ‘Bridge’ in Aberdeen, Washington". VR MAG . . "Kurt lived under this bridge for a time when he was 15 and frequented it as a ‘hang out’ of sorts as well. His experiences living under this bridge were the basis for the Nirvana song ‘Something's In the Way’." http://www.vrmag.org/issue18/KURT_COBAIN_S_BRIDGE_IN_ABERDEEN_WASHINGTON.html
Give US Your Poor organisation: The Campaign to End Homelessness - University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Give US Your Poor - multi-artist album at Appleseed Records.
↑ Mills, Fred,
"Give Them Your Money: Give US Your Poor Benefit Disc Features Springsteen, Seeger, Raitt, Bon Jovi, Others", HARP magazine, July 22, 2007
↑ Miller, Adam,
, Music Review: 'Give US Your Poor' : All-star cast of artists contribute to fight against homelessness The Epoch Times, Kansas Staff, September 24, 2007 ↑
Vennila Films Post-Production page on "We are not Faraway
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