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The rain this first few days of January 2021 has become the hottest topic for discussion. Yes, and the temperature has fallen to 22C, one of the coolest months since 1934 when it went down to 19.4C, on January 31st. And the January rain in Singapore was torrential, creating road surfaces to break forming potholes.
So it's appropriate to check out the rain songs through the decades. And there are plenty. So as the rain pelts outside, do check the list below and see how many songs, with the word 'rain' that you are familiar with. It's a short list from 6 decades because there are many such songs. I guess my familiarity with some of the songs have placed them on this list. Whatever, check the lyrics too.
Stormy Weather - Etta Jones - 1933 [Ha, ha]
come rain or come shine - ray charles - 1946
singing in the rain - gene kelly - 1952
just walking in the rain - johnny ray - 1952
the rain in spain - julie andrews - 1957
raining in my heart - buddy holly - 1959
come rain or shine - rain or shine - 1959
let it rain - johnny mathis - 1959
raindrops - dee clark - 1961
crying in the rain - everly brothers - 1962
rhythm of the rain - cascades - 1962
rain rain go away - bobby vinton -1962
a hard rain's a gonna fall - bob dylan -1963
walking in the rain - ronettes - 1964
what have they done to the rain - searchers - 1964
rain on the roof - lovin' spoonful - 1965
baby the rain must fall - glen yarbrough -1965
tell it to the rain - the four seasons -1966
rhapsody in the rain - lou christie - 1966
rain - the beatles - 1966
early morning rain - gordon lightfoot - 1966
summer rain - johnny rivers - 1967
i wish it would rain - the temptations 1967
don't rain on my parade - barbra striesand - 1968
rain - jose feliciano - 1968
raindrops keep falling on my head - b.j. thomas - 1969
kentucky rain - elvis presley - 1970
fire and rain - james taylor - 1970
who'll stop the rain - ccr -1970
let it rain - eric clapton -1970
rainy night in georgia - brook benton - 1970
rainy days and mondays - carpenters - 1971
here comes that rainy day feeling again - fortune - 1971
it never rains in southern california - albert hammond 1972
rain - uriah heep - 1972
walking in the rain with the one i love - love unlimited - 1972
the rain song - led zeppelin -1973
alabama rain - jim croce -1973
laughter in the rain - neil sedaka- 1974
i can't stand the rain - tina turner - 1974
rainy day woman - waylon jennings - 1974
buckets of rain - bob dylan - 1974
BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN - MATTHEW N MANDARINS - 1975
lizzie and the rainman - tanya tucker - 1975
fool in the rain - led zepplin - 1979
kiss me in the rain - barbra striesand - 1979
smokey mountain rain - ronnie milsap - 1980
i love a rainy night - eddie rabbitt - 1980
southern rain - mell tilis -1980
i made it through the rain - barry mannilow - 1980
crying in the rain - whitesnake - 1982
purple rain- prince - 1984
here comes the rain again - eurhythmics - 1984
rain on the scarescrow - john mellencamp -1985
summer rain - belinda carlise - 1989.
Comment guys... What's your favourite rain song.
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Song Titles Contributed by Readers and Friends - Please click the 'Comments' connection below to read them.
What a perfectly timed post to go with the current weather! I immediately started looking for "raindrops keep falling on my head" as I went down the list, and then rediscovered more and more songs I'd forgotten. So impressive that you didn't miss a single rain song!
A very good list of "rain" songs Andy but my favourite is a 1968 Tony Bennett song "Yesterday I heard the rain" and I play it often by request.
Andy, how about the following 2 popular songs:
1. Don't let the rain come down - The Serendipity Singers (1960s)
2. Have you ever seen the rain - CCR (1970)
Will try to recall other songs if my memory helps. Hahaha !
Thank you Eccw, whoever you are.
Good to know that the posting is appreciated.
If you have rain song titles to contribute please do so.
Thanks again Cedric for being a part of my music life.
I am most grateful to you for being so generous in your gift of songs.
Love Tony Bennett but didn't know he has a rain song in his repertoire.
Will check out the song immediately.
Yes, yesterday I heard the rain, for half an hour or so.
DON'T LET THE RAIN COME DOWN - SERENDIPITY SINGERS.
Now again, that's another song I'm not familiar with.
Thanks very much.
Will also check it out and I might replace another YouTube song with your song and Bennett's.
I checked, CCR is on the list.
Again kamsiah, FL.
You, like my other regular readers, are treasures on this blog.
THE SONGS SENT IN BY READERS WILL BE ADDED ON THE LIST.
THANKS TO ALL.
So many Rain songs - a favourite of mine is Rain and Tears by Aphrodite's Child, 1968, Demis Roussos is a memebr of the Greek group.
Rain songs for our rainy season. Including one from Matthew and the Mandarins. You can contribute one title too...
I like CCR Have you ever seen the rain and who will stop the rain best. 1969 the year of new music genders like Rock, RNB ect with bands like CCR, Bryan Adams, Grand Funk and Deep Purple just to name a few.
I like CCR Have you ever seen the rain and who will stop the rain best. 1969 the year of new music genders like Rock, RNB etc with bands like CCR, Bryan Adams, Grand Funk and Deep Purple just to name a few.
hi Joyce and Gracie. thanks for liking and sharing the post.
Hey Mike, thanks for your choice of rain songs. Yes, 1969 when the music soldiers came marching in, solid and strong.
1969 was the year I became an adult and stopped being a teenager and what a baptism into the new era of pop music culture that took the world by storm. One song by Bryan Adams that is still rocking good is Summer of 69.
"Rhythm of the rain" is the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the Rain song. I heard it when I was becoming interested in foreign pops.
Hiroshi Deguchi Agree I loved this song so much too, my schooldays favourite song, Rythm of Falling rain until now.
Weatherman says sunnythis week!
Indeed interesting... I agree with Michael, CCR Who Stop the rain and also I got this happy feeling each time I heard that oldie 'Singing in the Rain' it got such a unique happy tune, thanks and enjoyed reading it Andy
Back when I was very young, I love Love Unlimited, "Walking in the rain with the one I love!" Used to play it on the turntable everyday! Oh oh, don't forget "It's raining men!" 😁
I love this post so much!
Another old time favourite is Walking in the rain by Johnnie Ray.
Francis Anthony Rozells
My choice.....Kathy's Song... Simon n Garfunkel... a classic.
Great collection Andy of Rain songs ! Have You Ever Seen The Rain ? - CCR. Is it included ?😍🤟
Koh Sui Pang
Rain rain go away !!! do you have this song ???? heeeee???
Koh Sui Pang
Ann Rowena Lim
Francis Anthony Rozells
Gracie Teo, Roop Singh.
THANKS TO ALL THE ABOVE FOR YOUR RAIN SONG COMMENTS AND CONTRIBUTION.
I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls
And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England where my heart lies...
And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I
[Francis Anthony Rozells -
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS SONG THAT I HAVE FORGOTTEN] -
SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN:
Also recorded by Shearing, Russ Hamilton and so many others, September In The Rain (1937), is another personal favourite. His repertoire of songs would definitely have been played in the dance cabarets of the Great World, Happy (Gay) World and New World amusement parks in Singapore in the late 50s and 60s in Singapore.
Hi there Andy,
Crying in the rain by Everly Brothers,
Laugher in the rain by Neil Sedaka,
Listen to the falling rain by Jose Feliciano,
Raining in my heart by Buddy Holly,
Rain by Beatles
just to name a few!
Yes, most on the list.
thanks so much.
We may not realise it at first. But a song can be telling a true story and all the emotions of a particular moment in time. Like CCR's 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain " released in 1971.Band member John Fogerty was very troubled and sad that his brother Tom Fogerty was leaving the band while they were at the pinnacle of their success. John wrote the song using allegorical images not about real rain and sun...but expressing his utter sadness within his soul. I love this song
Thanks for the interesting information.
It helps with the reputation of this blog;
and you are one of my friends who made it so.
Thanks to the first 5 readers who like this post. There are more than 50 songs listed. Hope you guys can contribute some more.
Rainy Days and Monday's - Carpenters.
It's Raining Men - Weathergirls.
Don't Rain On My Parade - Barbra Streisand.
Alabama Rain - Jim Croce.
Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby and The Range.
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain ~~~
On the topic of rain, I won’t
forget this poem which was
among many others which
(back in 1958) my P5 teacher
Mr Allan Gwynne made us
recite, and for which I won
a little book prize.
Rain In Summer
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!
How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs!
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the over-flowing spout!
Across the window pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and side,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!
James Kwok I remember this poem too!
Well done James, and I remember Allen Gwynne too though he did not teach my class. He looked like a poet.😍🤟🤞🤟
Yip Dick Interestingly, Allen Gwynne taught me in my primary school (Rayman) and later we met up in Victoria, where he did not teach my class, but got me to round up the 7 Rayman-Victoria boys for lunch at his big house at 67 Merryn Road where he lived with his sister Phyllis. Yes, he looked like a poet.
THANK YOU JAMES, DICK, RICHARD AND ANNIE FOR YOUR COMMENTS.
AND JAMES YOU BROUGHT THE 'RAIN IN SUMMER' POEM BACK.
OH, IT WAS SO LONG AGO.
BUT THE NOSTALGIA WHEN I READ THE WORDS AGAIN.
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