Songs About Rain

Rain has been the theme or common element in many wonderful songs over the years. Let us go back in time and have a look at some of the best songs about rain.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly,
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh, why can't I?

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

I'm getting goose bumps even as I write (and hum) the lyrics of this beautiful song (or as Jim 'Bruce' Carrey would say, B.E.A.Utiful) song. As I go down memory lane, I suddenly realize that over the years, there have been so many wonderful songs which have been either based, written or filmed on or around the subject of rain. The rest of this article is an absolute treat for all you 'rain 'n' music' combo lovers. Presented ahead, are some of the best songs about the rains.
  • "Kentucky Rain" ~ Elvis Presley
  • "Rain" ~ The Beatles
  • "Early Morning Rain" ~ Gordon Lightfoot
  • "Fire and Rain" ~ James Taylor
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" ~ Judy Garland
  • "Like the Rain" ~ Clint Black
  • "See the Sky About to Rain" ~ Neil Young
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" ~ B.J. Thomas
  • "I Love A Rainy Night" ~ Eddie Rabbitt (One of my favorites...I simply LOVE this song)
  • "Fall Like Rain" ~ Eric Clapton
  • "Laughter in the Rain" ~ Neil Sedaka
  • "Singin' in the Rain" ~ Cliff Edwards
  • "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" ~ from the movie 'The Sound of Music' (Another very sweet song and equally well picturized)
  • "Rain" ~ Madonna
  • "Rainy Days and Mondays" ~ The Carpenters
  • "After The Rain Has Fallen" ~ Sting
  • "Rain Fall Down" ~ The Rolling Stones
  • "November Rain" ~ Guns 'n' Roses
  • "Shadows in the Rain" ~ Sting
  • "I'm Only Happy When it Rains" ~ Garbage
  • "All I Needed Was the Rain" ~ Elvis Presley
  • "Black Summer Rain" ~ Eric Clapton
  • "Fool in the Rain" ~ Led Zeppelin
  • "Rain Your Love Down" ~ Stevie Wonder
  • "Purple Rain" ~ Prince
  • "It's In the Rain" ~ Enya
  • "Rainy Night in Georgia" ~ Brook Benton
  • "It Never Rains in Southern California" ~ Albert Hammond
  • "Kiss the Rain" ~ Billie Myers
  • "A Kiss in the Rain" ~ Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR)
  • "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" ~ The Fortunes
  • "One Rainy Wish" ~ Jimi Hendrix
  • "Raindrops and Sunshowers" ~ Smashing Pumpkins
Well, these were a few lovely songs involving the subject of rain. As I sign off, I leave you with another of my all-time favorite rain numbers.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things...
By Parashar Joshi
Last Updated: 10/11/2011
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