Pink Houses by John Mellencamp is featured in Laryngitis, the eighteenth episode of Season One. It is sung by Kurt.
In an effort to connect with his dad, Kurt pretends to take interest in things his dad is interested in. This includes singing one of his father's favorite songs by one of his favorite artists. Therefore, he sings this song while trying to act "masculine" in order to further connect with his father, whom he feels is slipping away from him.
Kurt at first believes the song to be about "bold interior design." After he performs this, Mr. Schue criticizes it, as it isn't the right song to explain, who Kurt really is inside. Brittany, however, enjoys it, leading her to make a proposition with Kurt afterwards.
There's a black man with a black cat
Livin' in a black neighborhood
He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard
You know he thinks that he's got it so good
And there's a woman in the kitchen
Cleanin' up the evenin' slop
And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin',
I can remember when you could stop a clock."
Oh but ain't that America for you and me
Ain't that America somethin' to see, baby
Ain't that America home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me
Oh, baby, for you and me!