It’s still raining. Thirty hours straight. Do Mother & Father Nature not remember that this is San Diego and that it doesn’t rain here in March. Or is Mr. Climate Change even more powerful than I had imagined?
Nonetheless, since it’s raining, I thought we’d explore rain songs for today’s Music on Mondays.
I have to start off with a rain song by my all-time favorite group, The Beatles:
“Rain” was the B side of the “Paperback Writer” single. Nonetheless, “Rain” made it up to #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 while “Paperback Writer” made it all the way to #1.
However, when I thought about doing rain songs, the first song that came to mind was “Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters:
“Rainy Days and Mondays” was The Carpenters’ fifth hit, spending 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at #2, staying there for two weeks.
Supertramp with “It’s Raining Again,” a 1982 hit of theirs that peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100:
Creedence Clearwater Revival released “Who’ll Stop The Rain” as the B side of their 1970 single “Travellin’ Band.” In my opinion, they got that one wrong. “Who’ll Stop The Rain” is the better song.
Creedence Clearwater Revival obviously had a fascination with rain. Here’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” from 1971, a hit that peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100:
In Spring 1970 I was in the high school chorus. The teacher gave us the music for our performance in the regional contest, “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” a #1 hit by B. J. Thomas from November 1969. Sadly, our chorus wasn’t the only chorus that chose that song for regionals. That might be when I realized that I didn’t want to be faddish, and I never have been.
As an example, I was way late seeing “The Dress” on social media. Here’s my take on “The Dress”:
And lastly, probably my favorite song about the rain:
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