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154 Songs About Rain

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Rain can soothe and nourish the soul or mirror  the angst and sadness that you feel in your life.  Make a Rainy Days and Nights playlist to celebrate the healing power of rainfall.  We've got a huge list of songs about rain to choose from.

Rain can soothe and nourish the soul or mirror the angst and sadness that you feel in your life. Make a Rainy Days and Nights playlist to celebrate the healing power of rainfall. We've got a huge list of songs about rain to choose from.

Rain: It's All About Perspective

Rain can be nourishing, soothing, and its soft sounds make for terrific sleeping. But for some people, rain represents sadness and is a metaphor for life's hardships. If you're one of those rain complainers, perhaps you need a little bit of perspective.

Whereas on Earth we have rain made of water—okay, sometimes dirty polluted water—other planets have far more bizarre weather. Venus' rain bathes the planet in showers of sulfuric acid, a highly corrosive mineral acid. (Who's complaining now?) And on the largest moon of Saturn, called Titan, there are rain showers of methane, which is highly flammable and explosive.

Scientists believe that on Saturn and Neptune large hailstones of methane fall and are eventually converted into diamonds. These diamond rainstorms may seem luxurious, but imagine getting pelted by a large diamond raindrops. Ouch.

Still complaining about rain on Earth? On HD 189733b, a planet that is 63 light years from our own solar system, it rains glass sideways at a mind bending speed of almost 4,500 miles per hour.

So next time it rains too much here on Earth, just remember it's all about perspective. You could have it way worse.

Now that you appreciate the rain more, why not create a custom playlist of songs on the topic? Celebrate the symbolism of rain and all the emotions that it evokes, from sadness to triumph. We've got a long list of pop, rock and country songs to choose from.

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1. "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars

In this 2011 song, the narrator is pulling a major guilt trip just in case his girlfriend ever considers leaving him. He forecasts some mighty dark days ahead if that should happen: no sunlight, no clear skies, just clouds and rain. (Bruno, you're stronger than that!)

He reminds his lover of all the sacrifices he's making to be with her and says a break up would require heavy medication. Okay, does this sound healthy to you?

2. "Here Comes the Rain Again" by Eurythmics

The narrator in this 1984 song sees bad times resurfacing and seeks to face it with her partner together as a couple, head-on. Rather than keeping secrets from one another, she wants to talk honestly, deeply and openly.

3. "Songs About Rain" by Gary Allan

A former girlfriend got married today, and the guy in this 2003 song is an emotional wreck. He's driving around town and it seems like the only songs that are on the radio are songs about rain. It just adds to his regret about letting her go. When it rains, it pours.

4. "She's My Kind of Rain" by Tim McGraw

The lyrics of this 2003 country song are pure poetry. In addition to referring to his sweetheart's love as "my kind of rain," which you can imagine as purifying, life-affirming and as something he needs, the narrator describes her as follows:

She's the sun set shadows
She's like Rembrandt's light
She's the history that's made at night
She's my lost companion
She's my dreaming tree
Together in this brief eternity
Summer days, winter snows
She's all things to behold.

Now that is how to love a woman.

5. "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele

With her powerhouse vocals and semi-autobiographical lyrics, Adele recounts love gone wrong in this 2011 hit. The woman in the song describes being at a weak point in her life and falling in love with someone she thought was both strong and good for her.

Unfortunately, he played manipulative games and offered empty promises, bringing her tears and pain. She gained control and distance from him ("set fire to the rain") even though it seared her soul.

6. "Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage

The lady in this 1995 song must be a real joy to know because even she admits that she's only happy when it rains, when it's complicated, and when there's bad news. Sad news makes her feel good, as do sad songs, and she smiles only in the dark.

Yep, she's a complainer alright, a real Debbie Downer, if you like that sort of thing. This gal is a real friend magnet who probably crashes funerals for fun.

The song was intended as a parody of the anxious, self-absorbed songs of the 1990s. The genre tended to dwell on one's internal psychological conflicts. In that case, the band nailed it.

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." - Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali polymath

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." - Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali polymath

7. "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses

The couple in this 1992 power ballad is approaching the end of their relationship. The narrator can feel that there's been a change in the way his girlfriend feels about him, and he's struggling to hold onto her. Despite his pleas, he also tells himself that "nothin' lasts forever, even cold November rain."

8. "I Made It Through the Rain" by Barry Mannilow

This sentimental 1980 song is a survivor's anthem. It's about a man who is proud to have made it through tough times with his dignity and positive view of himself and the world still intact.

When he was going through the worst period of his life, friends were scarce. However, he found the strength to weather the storm. He faced his fears and became a role model for others going through difficult circumstances.

9. "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls

You've heard of raining cats and dogs, right? This international hit from 1982 reports the unusual case of Mother Nature doing a favor for all the single ladies by deciding to have it start raining men one day:

God bless Mother Nature, she's a single woman too
She took off to Heaven and she did what she had to do.
She taught every angel; she rearranged the sky
So that each and every woman could find her perfect guy.

What's ironic, however, is that the song later became a gay anthem.

10. "Through the Rain" by Mariah Carey

In this 2002 song, Mariah Carey describes the desperate and empty feeling of being stranded alone in the rain, and gives others the encouragement they need to make it through. She encourages them to stand on their own, reach for the strength that they may not even realize is there, and rely on their faith. Taking one step at a time, realize that you may stumble but eventually you can stand tall and overcome your challenges.

11. "When It Rains" by Kid Rock

Those of us who have lost a friend as a teenager can identify with the sorrow and lingering grief in this 2010 song. The narrator recalls being a carefree 17 year-old, hanging out with friends and then learning about the tragic news:

Like a deer in the headlights, I stood frozen in my tracks
And the weight of the news, It nearly broke my back.

Forever changed by the loss of his friend and his carefree youth, he still cries.

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." - John Cleveland, American politician

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." - John Cleveland, American politician

12. "Bring on the Rain" by Jo Dee Messina & Tim McGraw

You've heard the saying, "When it rains, it pours." In this 2000 country song, the narrator doesn't fight it but rather welcomes the challenge because tomorrow is another day.

13. "I Love a Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt

No one loves a rainy night like the guy in this 1980 classic. He gets all giddy hearing the thunder, watching the lightning and both feeling and tasting the rain.

He says it puts a song in his heart. What he's probably ignoring is the danger of being out in a thunderstorm, but who am I to diss his bliss?

14. "Georgia Rain" by Trisha Yearwood

A tender, rain-soaked memory from a woman's teenage years is the focus of this 2005 country song. The sweet memory involved her boyfriend and laying out under the stars when a sudden downpour occurred.

Years later, she's back in her hometown and the memory comes rushing back to her. Although they've both moved on, she says not even the Georgia rain can wash away the way she loves him to this day.

"Don't be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards." - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist

"Don't be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards." - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist

15. "When It Rains" by Eli Young Band

The guy in this 2008 song is a real ray of sunshine. He explains that "the sun may brighten your day, but if I had my way I'd take the rain" because if you "start out depressed then everything comes as a pleasant surprise."

He doesn't mind being lonely and crying, and prefers not to even try. It sounds like someone needs to ask his doctor to double his dose of Prozac.

16. "Rainy Days and Mondays" by The Carpenters

What is it about rain that gets people feeling so depressed? Rain is nourishing for the earth and it's great sleeping weather.

However, the woman in this 1971 song doesn't see it that way. She's bored, lonely, and has feelings of hopelessness. Explaining that "rainy days and Mondays always get me down," she seeks comfort from the one who loves her.

17. "Purple Rain" by Prince

This song's lyrics refer to changing times and address an ex-lover and friend the narrator cares for deeply. But people have been trying to figure out the meaning behind the 1984 chart-topper for years.

Some say it's about the coming end of the world, as The Purple One was very interested in the apocalypse. Others believe that purple rain is a metaphor for spiritual euphoria. The song is one of Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.

18. "Raining on Sunday" by Keith Urban

This romantic country song from 2002 describes a man who feels worn and weathered by the hardships of his life. To relax and rejuvenate he hopes that Sunday brings rainstorms so that he and his partner can spend the day under the covers getting reacquainted:

Your love is like religion
A cross in Mexico
And your kiss is like the innocence
Of a prayer nailed to a door.
Oh, surrender in much sweeter
When we both let it go.
Let the water wash our bodies clean
And love wash our souls.

19. "Rhythm of the Rain" by The Cascades

The rain serves as a painful reminder to the heartbroken man in this 1962 song that his sweetheart has left him. He realizes that he is a fool to let her get away and now all he can do is weep about it. Better luck next time, fella!

The song is unusual in that it features a musical instrument called a celesta, a large wooden music box similar to a piano.

20. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by Rod Stewart

So many artists have offered up their version of this 1971 song, originally released by Creedence Clearwater Revival. However, Rod Stewart's 2006 version represents a particularly noteworthy effort.

The song is about the calm before the storm. The narrator predicts this will result in a sun shower, an uncommon weather phenomenon in which the sun is shining but it's raining. This is a metaphor for being sad even though everything objectively looks like it's going your way. Ever have that happen to you?

Rain isn't that bad is it?  It'll be gone before you know it.

Rain isn't that bad is it? It'll be gone before you know it.

Even More Songs About Rain, Rainy Days, and Rainy Nights

Got a song suggestion for our Rain Song List? Leave us a comment below in the Comments Section.

SongArtistYear Released

21. Rain

Madonna

1993

22. No Rain

Blind Melon

1992

23. Fire & Rain

James Taylor

1970

24. I Can't Stand the Rain

Tina Turner

1984

25. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

Willie Nelson

1975

26. Rain Is a Good Thing

Luke Bryan

2009

27. I Wish It Would Rain

The Temptations

1967

28. Rain Over Me

Pitbull (featuring Marc Anthony)

2011

29. It Never Rains In Southern California

Albert Hammond

1972

30. I'm No Stranger to the Rain

Keith Whitley

1988

31. Kentucky Rain

Elvis Presley

1970

32. Rain Fall Down

The Rolling Stones

2005

33. Rainy Night in Georgia

Brook Benton

1970

34. A Better Rain

George Strait

2006

35. Rainy Day Woman

Waylon Jennings

1974

36. Let It Rain

Eric Clapton

1970

37. There's Something Sexy About the Rain

Kenny Chesney

2005

38. Smoky Mountain Rain

Ronnie Milsap

1996

39. Rains of Castamere

Jackie Evancho

2014

40. Hard Rain Don't Last

Darryl Worley

2000

41. Singin in the Rain

Gene Kelly

1952

42. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

B.J. Thomas

1969

43. Alabama Rain

Jim Croce

1973

44. Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)

Gary Allan

2013

45. Umbrella (Orange Version)

Rihanna

2007

46. Who'll Stop the Rain

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1970

47. I Sure Can Smell the Rain

Blackhawk

1994

48. Rain

Breaking Benjamin

2005

49. Kiss Me in the Rain

Barbara Streisand

1979

50. You Won't Ever Be Lonely

Andy Griggs

1999

51. Rainin' You

Brad Paisley

2005

52. When It Rains

Gretchen Wilson

2004

53. Prayers for Rain

The Cure

1989

54. Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain

The Judds

1985

55. Come Some Rainy Day

Wyonna

1997

56. Come in with the Rain

Taylor Swift

2008

57. Raining on Me

Gretchen Wilson

2005

58. Fall Like Rain

Eric Clapton

1998

59. I Wish I Were the Rain

SHeDAISY

2002

60. Is It Raining at Your House

Brad Paisley

2003

61. Healing Rain

Michael W. Smith

2004

62. Blame It on the Rain

Milli Vanilli

1989

63. Early Morning Rain

Gordon Lightfoot

1966

64. Kiss the Rain

Billie Meyers

1997

65. Raining on Our Love

Shania Twain

1995

66. Let It Rain

Mark Chestnutt

1996

67. Every Time That It Rains

Garth Brooks

1989

68. Why Does It Always Rain on Me

Travis

1999

69. Rain

MIKA

2009

70. Can You Stop the Rain

Peabo Bryson

1991

71. Rain on Me

Ashanti

2003

72. Can You Stand the Rain

New Edition

1988

73. Laughter In the Rain

Neil Sedaka

1974

74. Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again

The Fortunes

1971

75. When It Rains

Paramore

2007

76. Let It Rain

David Nail

2011

77. Rain

Creed

2009

78. A Year Without Rain

Selena Gomez & the Scene

2011

79. Make It Rain

Ed Sheeran

2014

80. Rain

The Cult

1985

81. The Rain

Oran “Juice” Jones

1986

82. Echoes of Rain

Enya

2015

83. Fool in the Rain

Led Zepplin

1979

84. Rain

Uriah Heep

1972

85. I Wish It Would Rain Down

Phil Collins

1989

86. Rain

SWV

1998

87. The Rain

Missy Elliott

1997

88. Rusted From the Rain

Billy Talent

2009

89. Standing in the Rain

Billy Talent

2003

90. Queen of Rain

Roxette

1992

91. Let It Rain

Michael W. Smith

1992

92. Between the Raindrop

Lifehouse (featuring Natasha Bedingfield)

2012

93. Rain, Rain, Go Away

Bobby Vinton

1962

94. Raindrops

Dee Clark

1961

95. Raining in My Heart

Buddy Holly

1959

96. Baby the Rain Must Fall

Glen Yarbrough

1965

97. Rain on the Roof

Lovin' Spoonful

1965

98. Come Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

1959

99. Crying in the Rain

Whitesnake

1982

100. I Think It's Going to Rain Today

Norah Jones

2005

101. Like the Rain

Clint Black

1996

102. It's Raining Again

Supertramp

1982

103. Rain

The Beatles

1966

104. Buckets of Rain

Neko Case

2007

105. Lizzie and the Rainman

Tanya Tucker

1975

106. Rain

Jeremiah Freed

2002

107. A Lover's Concerto

The Supremes

1966

108. It Can't Rain All the Time

Jane Siberry

1994

109. Candy Rain

Soul for Real

2010

110. Come Clean

Hillary Duff

2003

111. Downpour

Backstreet Boys

2007

112. Summer Rain

Belinda Carlisle

1989

113. Sunday Morning

Maroon 5

2004

114. Covered in Rain

John Mayer

1994

115. Rain

Jose Feliciano

1968

116. I'm No Stranger to the Rain

Keith Whitley

1989

117. Make It Rain

Tom Waits

2004

118. Don't Rain on My Parade

Barbara Streisand

1968

119. Another Rainy Night

Queensryche

1990

120. Remember When It Rained

Josh Roban

2003

121. Walkin' in the Rain With the One I Love

Love Unlimited

1972

122. Date With the Rain

Eddie Kendricks

1972

123. Never Liked the Rain

Clint Black

1996

124. In the Rain

Xscape

1997

125. Only the Rain

Escape Club

1988

126. Feels Like Rain

John Hiatt

1988

127. Making Love in the Rain

Herb Alpert (featuring Janet Jackson & Lisa Keith)

1987

128. Summer Rain

Johnny Rivers

1967

129. Rhapsody in the Rain

Lou Christie

1966

130. The Rain, the Park and Other Things

The Cowsills

1967

131. Tell It to the Rain

The Four Seasons

1966

132. The Rain Song

Led Zepplin

1973

133. Rain

Dragon

1983

134. So. Central Rain

R.E.M.

1984

135. Red Rain

Peter Gabriel

1986

136. Rain on the Scarecrow

John Mellencamp

1985

137. Raining in Baltimore

Counting Crows

1993

138. Rain King

Counting Crows

1993

139. When It's Raining

The Samples

1992

140. What Have They Done to the Rain

The Searchers

1964

141. Southern Rains

Mel Tillis

1980

142. I Hope It Rains on You

Jana Kramer

2013

143. The Sun and the Rain

Madness

1983

144. Another Song About the Rain

Cracker

1992

145. Rain

Terence Trent D'Arby

1988

146. Walking in the Rain

The Ronettes

1964

147. A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall

Bob Dylan

1963

148. Acid Rain

Avenged Sevenfold

2013

149. Stand in the Rain

Superchick

2006

150. Washed by the Water

Needtobreathe

2007

151. Mandolin Rain

Bruce Hornsby and the Range

1987

152. Everything

Diamond Eyes

2018

153. When It Rains, It Pours

Luke Combs

2017

154. When Will It Rain

Jackyl

1993

The rainiest American cities by annual rainfall are tend to be in Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida.  And you probably suspected Seattle was the rainiest American city!

The rainiest American cities by annual rainfall are tend to be in Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida. And you probably suspected Seattle was the rainiest American city!

Questions & Answers

Question: Have you heard of "Dancing For Rain" by the guys with the song "Wild, Wild West"?

Answer: "Wild, Wild West" (1988) was sung by a group called The Escape Club. They have a song on the same album as "Wild, Wild West" that is called "Only the Rain" (1988). I think that's the one you're referring to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiQnNDnWCTU.

Question: Any reason Jose Feliciano's "Rain" was left off the list?

Answer: Thanks for the song suggestion. I've added it at #115. I depend on great readers like you to suggest any songs I may have missed!

Question: Who recorded the song Rain-o?

Answer: The song was released in 1970 by the Canadian band, Chilliwack. Here's the first part of the lyrics:

Raino, raino

fall upon the earth again

and make it good.

make it cool and fill the river,

fill the pool, quench the thirst

of every fool and every sage

and every sour soul

who's lost so much

he doesn't know his need ...

Question: When were the songs "Raining on Prom Night" by Cindy Bullins and "Gee I'm Glad It's Raining" by Jim Varney released?

Answer: Both songs were released as part of movie soundtracks. "Raining on Prom Night" by Cindy Bullins was released in 1978 as a part of the soundtrack for the romantic comedy motion picture, "Grease" although it wasn't featured in the film itself. Note that Cindy Bullins came out as transgender and changed their name to Cidny Bullins in 2014. The YouTube link and lyrics for "Raining on Prom Night" are as follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PELzlSa7Vao

Lyrics:

I was deprived of a young girl's dream

By the cruel force of nature from the blue

Instead of a night full of romance supreme

All I got was a running nose and Aegeatic flu

It's raining on prom night, my hair is a mess

It's running all over my taffeta dress

It's wilting the quilting on my maiden form

And mascara flows right down my nose

Because of the storm

I don't even have my corsage, oh, gee

It fell down a sewer with my sister's ID

Yes, it's raining on prom night, oh, my darling

What can I do, I miss you

It's raining rain from the skies

And it's raining real tears from my eyes, over you

Oh, dear God, make him feel the same way I do right now

Make him want to see me again

Oh, what can I do

It's raining rain from the skies

It's raining tears from my eyes over you

Raining, ooh, tears from my eyes over you

Raining, ooh, raining on prom night

Ooh raining, ooh, tears from my eyes over you.

The second song, "Gee, I'm Glad It's Raining," was released as a part of the soundtrack for the 1987 comedy film "Ernest Goes to Camp." Jim Varney, the main character in the film sings the following lyrics:

Gee I'm glad it's raining

There's always something to be thankful for.

I'm awfully glad it's raining

Cause no one sees the teardrops when it pours.

And no one knows the thunder

As your heart breaks in the sky,

And they think those rainy nights

Cause that sad look in your eye.

Sure am glad it's raining.

The gentle river soothes the pain inside.

I'm glad the stars aren't shining.

This wounded warrior needs a place to hide.

I thought I had found someone

I could count on 'til the end.

What they wanted was a hero,

All I needed was a friend

Gee, I'm glad it's raining.

I hope the morning sun won't come up soon.

As long as it keeps raining, no one knows my heart broke right in two.

I thought I had found someone I could count on 'til the end.

What they wanted was a hero,

All I needed was a friend

Sure am glad it's raining.

I'm awfully glad it's raining.

Here's the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1QMDzyv1FE.

© 2016 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 04, 2020:

Macie Moulton - Unfortunately, after searching I wasn't able to find what you're looking for. There isn't enough information to go on. Sorry.

Macie Moulton on September 02, 2020:

I had this sample cd in the early 2000's that had Katy Rose- I Like on it, as well as another song about rain. Im trying to figure out the name of that song and the artist

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 21, 2020:

Pat Pakken - Thank you for that suggestion. I've added it! Have a great weekend.

Pat Pakken on August 18, 2020:

When Will It Rain - Jackyl

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 31, 2020:

Terri - That’s one of my favorites too (#13). An oldie but goody. Thanks for commenting!

Terri on July 31, 2020:

I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbit

Great list!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 28, 2020:

ValiJamalPhD - People often use rain as a metaphor for sad feelings, so it should not be surprising that many songs describe lost love. Thank you for your comment and for sharing this on Facebook. Be both happy and safe in this perilous time right now.

ValiJamalPhD on July 28, 2020:

Am writing from Kampala Uganda. It doesn't rain here; it pours. i remember three songs about rain, but by then I was studying in England: Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain. You included that. Buddy Holly sang Oh but it's raining, raining in my heart and Carole King sang It might as well rain until September. Most songs about rain are about lost love - either you made a mistake or she just left you. Enjoyed your introduction. SHARING on Facebook with like-hearted people.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 31, 2020:

Emge - The rain is relaxing and makes for good sleeping weather. I'm glad you enjoyed this playlist.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on May 30, 2020:

Flourish this is my favourite. I love the rain and especially going with a GF with a thunder shower on. In the east its a romantic period. Great selection of songs.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2020:

Gonzobomb - Thanks for this suggestion. I added it to the Spinditty playlist, "Songs About Waiting for Someone You Love" https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Waitin...

Gonzobomb on May 29, 2020:

Lana Del Rey - Tomorrow Never Came

"I waited for you. In the spot you said to wait.

In the city, on a park bench. In the middle of the pouring rain.

'Cause I adored you. I just wanted things to be the same."

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 29, 2020:

Peggy - That's a classic musical memory with him and his umbrella!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 29, 2020:

"Singin in the Rain" by Gene Kelly is such a happy song. I can just see him singing and dancing in my mind. Your facts at the top about rain on other planets is fascinating!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 30, 2020:

VinnyJH - Thanks for the suggestion.

VinnyJH on March 28, 2020:

She’d Rather Have the Rain—The Partridge Family

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2020:

Hi, Felix - "Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love" is on the list at #121. Thanks for stopping by.

Felix on February 14, 2020:

What about "Walking in the rain with the one I love" by Love Unlimited (created by Barry White in 1972). Morever, the great classic song "Yesterday I heard the rain".

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 13, 2020:

S Paul - Thank you for both the suggestion and that most fascinating explanation of the song name!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 13, 2020:

S Paul - Thanks for the suggestion. Adding it!

S Paul on February 11, 2020:

I also didn’t see the song Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 by Bob Dylan on the list. It was on the soundtrack to the movie Forrest Gump. Supposedly, the “official" explanation of how this song got its name: A woman and her daughter came into the recording studio out of the rain. Dylan guessed their ages correctly as 12 and 35.

S Paul on February 11, 2020:

One of my favorites is missing: Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby and the Range.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 07, 2019:

TempestACE - Thank you for these suggestions which I have added.

TempestACE on December 06, 2019:

Stand in the rain by super chic

Washed by the water by Needtobreathe

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 27, 2019:

Tamroi - Thanks for the suggestion.

Tamroi on November 26, 2019:

"Out of the rain" sung by Etta James,

written by Tony Joe White.

A great one.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 16, 2019:

idseer - Thanks for taking the time to leave the suggestion. It's on there already at #94. A nostalgic song!

idseer on September 15, 2019:

raindrops by dee clark!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 19, 2019:

Rico - Thanks for the suggestions. Have a great weekend.

Rico Delsuave on July 19, 2019:

2 missing favorites:

*Sound of the Rain- Rank and File

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLm-iPyTsm0

*Another Song About the Rain - Cracker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zuQH27Qjk

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 09, 2019:

the jedi master - thank you for your comment

the jedi master on July 08, 2019:

You could add almost any song from the album "August And Everything After" by Counting Crows.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 13, 2019:

Gary - Thanks for the suggestion which I added. You must be from the UK? The song was a bigger hit there than in the States back in the day. Have a gooe weekend.

Gary smith on June 13, 2019:

The sun and the rain by madness

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 11, 2019:

Tyler Warren - Thank you for the suggestion! I've added it at #135. Have a terrific week.

Tyler Warren on April 10, 2019:

Hi, great list! Rain is simply awesome...I would like to suggest "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 07, 2018:

Chet - I added it for you.

Chet on December 05, 2018:

Where is the Rain Song by Zeppelin?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 03, 2018:

Alan Hitchcox - Thank you for your suggestions. I have added these (except for the fourth song which was already on there at #94). I appreciate you! Have a happy holiday season.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 03, 2018:

Alan Hitchcox - I've got "Tell It to the Rain" by The Four Seasons. I assume that's the one you're talking about? I added it! Thank you for your contributions. If you like 1960s music, I have a playlist of love songs from the 1960s. Go to my profile then look at the articles down the list. It shouldn't be too far down. I have them for 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s so far. Thanks again for your contributions.

Alan Hitchcox on December 02, 2018:

And how could I forget Rain, by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons?

Alan Hitchcox on December 02, 2018:

Summer Rain, by Johnny Rivers. Great song!

Rhapsody in the Rain, by Lou Christi, another goodie.

The Rain, the Park and Other Things, by the Cowsills

(It must be) Raindrops

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 10, 2018:

Skai Walker - Would it perhaps be "In the Rain" by Xcape (1997), an R&B song? It's a cover song of the popular 1971 song by The Dramatics which does have thunder in the background.

Skai Walker on October 10, 2018:

hi. I have been looking for a song that a DJ used to play for me in a club in the late 90's. It was a female R&B singer, (I always searched Mary J Blige but now don't think it's her) The song was about "in the rain..." and had a storm playing in the background of this ballad. The vinyl was a 12" with an all white jacket. It was a limited edition, DJ version, special release or something like that. I never heard it or saw it again outside of that club. If you have any info, please help, thanks.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 25, 2018:

Shannon - Excellent recommendations! Thanks again! I have added them both. We have the same dreary weather, lots of rain with tornadoes the last week. Stay safe in the rain!

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 22, 2018:

Are "Every Storm Runs Out of Rain" by Gary Allen and "Never Liked the Rain" by Clint Black on your list already? I didn't see them, but I could have missed them.

Perfect day for this list here. Flash flood warnings. At least I don't live where I am surrounded by flood when it rains like this anymore. And I don't have to call in to work. See ya later. :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 22, 2018:

Jeff - Thanks for the song suggestions. Have a great weekend.

Jeff on September 20, 2018:

Eddie Kendrick - Date with the Rain

Mr. Danny Pearson - Walking in the Rain with the one I love

Don Ray - Standing in the Rain

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 15, 2018:

Dennis, I added this as #121 to the playlist. Thank you and have a great weekend.

Dennis on September 15, 2018:

For those of us who enjoy soul classics you might want to consider, "Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love", by Love Unlimited. Thanks for this great list.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Jesse - Thank you for that addition. It's now #119. Have a wonderful day!

Jesse on July 31, 2018:

Another Rainy Night. Queensryche

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 06, 2018:

guest - Thank you for pointing that out. I've replaced it with another song.

guest on March 06, 2018:

Rain on the Roof - Lovin' Spoonful is on the list twice.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 25, 2018:

Paula - I added your suggestion. Have a great week!

Paula on February 25, 2018:

Loving spoonful .You & me and the rain on the roof

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FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 09, 2018:

Chung - Thank you for these suggestions. I have added them. I appreciate you! Happy New Year!

Chung on January 08, 2018:

Come Clean - Hillary Duff

Downpour - Backstreet Boys

Summer Rain - Belinda Carlisle / Slinkee Minx Remix

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 09, 2017:

Ryan - I'm sure you have your fair share of it these days. Hope you are safe and well, given the recent hurricane in your area. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week.

Ryan from Louisiana, USA on October 09, 2017:

Did not realize how many songs there are out there about rain. I was happy to see Garbage and Blind Melon make this list. Great and fun hub

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 09, 2017:

Paula - Thank you for your kind comment. I really love the gentle rain and being able to sleep for a few extra hours while it rains outside. I appreciate how much you like the series. I enjoy pulling together the songs on a specific topic and am often surprised there are so many. Have a wonderful week!

paula on October 08, 2017:

It just happens to be raining at this moment (and has been for the better part of the day & night.) There's much about the rain that brings me comfort & solace. I'm not even bothered by being caught in the rain, for a while, anyway. When inside, I enjoy peering out the window, watching as the environment has a rejuvenating shower. When the rain finally stops, all is moist & bright and the air smells so clean.

Amazing songs have been written and performed about the rain....and soooo many! Going over the list, I couldn't find a single song that I don't like!

I love the way you are able to dig up all the "places" that apply to the song topic of your articles! You have quite the popular series going here, F.A. and I for one, really love it. P

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2017:

jezpurr - Thank you for your song suggestions. I've also added "Candy Rain" to the following playlist:

https://hubpages.com/playlists/sugar-and-sweets-pl...

And "Ordinary World" seemed very fitting for the following playlist:

https://hubpages.com/playlists/Pop-Rock-and-Countr... Thank you so much for your contributions!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2017:

jezpurr - Thank you for the suggestions. I have added some of them!

jezpurr on October 08, 2017:

"Candy Rain"- So For Real

"Africa"- Toto

"Ordinary World"- Duran Duran

jezpurr on October 08, 2017:

"Dreams"- Fleetwood Mac

"Rain"-Jeremiah Freed

"Evening Rain"- Moby

"It Can't Rain All the Time"- Jane Siberry

"A Lover's Concerto"- The Supremes

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 13, 2017:

Suhail - Thanks for the song suggestion. I added it at #99.

Suhail and my dog K2 on August 13, 2017:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

I could not resist relocating this article and leaving a comment after reading it again.

I was listening to some of the best songs of hard rock music band 'Whitesnake' and just remembered the best rain song that I liked from their album in the 1980s - Crying in the Rain. The wailing of David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple) of his blues based hard rock band had made this song very popular in the good old days and when I play it even today, it send me into an emotional state of mind.

Regards,

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 07, 2017:

MD - Thanks for your suggestions! I have added Ray Charles' song at #98, while The Cascades is on there at #19.

MD on August 07, 2017:

Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain, by The Cascades.

Come Rain or Come Shine, by Ray Charles

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 05, 2017:

Larry - No problem. Got it.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 05, 2017:

Larry Stout - Thank you for these suggestions. I have added them (except for the CCR song which is reflected already with Rod Stewart recording of it.) I appreciate you.

Larry stout on June 04, 2017:

Mistakenly in previous comment listed JACKIE Wilson as artist of raindrops. Should be Dee Clark instead

Larry stout on June 04, 2017:

You forgot these classics

1 rain rain go away- Bobby Vinton

2.raindrops- JACKIE Wilson

3have you ever seen the rain- credence Clearwater revival

4raining in my heart - buddy holly

5.baby the rain must fall- Glen yarbrough

6 .rain on the roof- loving spoonful

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 14, 2016:

teaches12345 - Some of these are very relaxing. Thank you for visiting! Have a good weekend!

teaches12345 on October 14, 2016:

I only wish it were raining to complete the peacefulness of these songs. I see a few I will keep to play next time it rains here.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 04, 2016:

Bill - Glad you stopped by. It's astonishing how many there are on this one topic! Stay dry as hurricane weather rolls towards the US and have a good week.

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on October 04, 2016:

Hi Flourish. I can't believe how many hits there are about rain. And this list includes some classics. Guess I just never made the connection? For me I love a rainy day every now and then. Great job as always.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 03, 2016:

Heidi - I love the song by Garbage too! Enjoy your week and thank you for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 03, 2016:

Linda - I wouldn't let this list go without that one. It's #41! The times that I've visited Washington and Oregon it was always raining, but I loved it. Overcast and about to rain is my favorite weather! I'm jealous of where you live!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on October 03, 2016:

Flourish - Wow, this should be the background music for my life. I live in western Washington, aka "The Evergreen State." Guess why?

I'm like Billybuc--I'm going to let my age show (but even worse than he). What about "Singin' in the Rain" (from the movie of the same name, Gene Kelly)?

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on October 03, 2016:

I love rain! So my fave from the list is the one by Garbage, but lots of others, too (Manilow, Creed, Eddie Rabbit-- you got 'em all!). If it's raining by you, enjoy!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

Linda - The only thing that bugs me about it is that it makes my hair frizz, but then so does a hot steamy summer day. Stay dry and have a good week!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 02, 2016:

Thanks for sharing the interesting facts about rain and rain-themed music, Flourish. I don't mind a gentle rain and sometimes even enjoy it, but I hate downpours. Unfortunately, the rainy season is close at hand!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

MsDora - We're getting a lot of rain these past few days. Hope you aren't getting too much. Have a lovely week ahead, rain or shine.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

Sunshine625 - Rain can make you appreciate the sunshine even more! Have a great week!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 02, 2016:

I can't say it too often: I love rain and many of the sentiments expressed in these lyrics are my thoughts exactly. As usual, I have to listen to a few. Thanks for another great list of songs.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on October 02, 2016:

I love rainy days and songs about rain. I am glad to see Gary Allan made your list!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

shanmarie - Thanks for the great addition. I added it at #76.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

shanmarie - Thank you for the kind compliment. I enjoy country music, too, going way back!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

Larry - Me too. Thanks for reading. Have a great week.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on October 02, 2016:

I actually enjoy a nice rain.

Great list!

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 02, 2016:

P.S. I didn't see David Nail's "Let It Rain" on your list.

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 02, 2016:

Love your song choices here, especially the country ones. When I published my recent hub about rain I had many of these songs come to mind.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

Suhail - I love both those songs and the artists. Glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane. Have a great week ahead!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2016:

Nell - How awesome that you collaborated in that way. I looked it up on YouTube. Much enjoyed!

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on October 01, 2016:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

The list has two of my favorites from the years gone by:

1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain

2. Prince - Purple Rain

As I type this, I am listening to CCR once again.

Thanks for taking me down to the memory lane.

Regards,

Suhail and my dog

Nell Rose from England on October 01, 2016:

Hiya, I love all these songs, then had to laugh when checking out the map! Umbrella mountain, wow! Tom Cornett on here actually wrote a song for me on Youtube called Rain! all because I came out with the words, rain got in my mind! so he wrote the song! you can see it if you just put in rain by tom cornett! great hub and singalongs!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 01, 2016:

Bill - Aww, buddy, you're only as old as you feel. You didn't even think of Purple Rain? Hey, I did put The Carpenters, CCR and The Cascades on there.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 01, 2016:

My age is showing. The first song I thought of was by the Beatles....then "Rainy Night in Georgia".....oh well, I always love these lists, even when my first song doesn't show up in the top ten. :)