"Apartment Story" is a song by Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National from their fourth studio album, Boxer. The song was released on November 5, 2007 as the album's second single. The single's B-side is "Mansion on the Hill," originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen on his 1982 album Nebraska. The band's cover version was recorded live on January 14, 2006 at the opening night of that year's New York Guitar Festival. The band performed "Apartment Story" at MTV's Times Square studio on May 19, 2007 as part of the channel's Human Giant 24-hour marathon special. The band also performed the song on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on September 26, 2007. In November 2007, Q featured "Apartment Story" in their list of 50 Essential Downloads. A month later, the song ranked #5 on Gigwise's "Top 50 Singles of 2007" list.