10 Best Songs about Rain

1: “I Can’t Stand the Rain” by Seal

“I Can’t Stand the Rain” is a song originally recorded by Ann Peebles in 1978, and covered by Seal in 2008. It was written by Peebles, her husband and producer, Don Bryant, and songwriter/producer Bernard “Bernie” Miller. The song is a soulful ballad that talks about how the protagonist cannot stand the rain because it reminds them of a past love. Seal’s version of the song was released as the lead single from his sixth studio album, “Soul”. It reached the top 40 in several countries, including the UK and Germany.

2: “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” is a song by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, written by the band’s lead singer, John Fogerty. It was released as a single in 1971 and included on the album “Pendulum”. The song is a reflection on change and the uncertainty of the future, with the rain serving as a metaphor for life’s difficulties. The song’s lyrics include references to the Vietnam War and the political and social climate of the time. The song was a hit for Creedence Clearwater Revival, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It’s also one of the band’s most enduring and popular songs and has been covered by multiple artists.

3: “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses

“November Rain” is a song by American rock band Guns N’ Roses, written by lead vocalist Axl Rose. It was released as a single in 1991, and included on the band’s third studio album “Use Your Illusion I”. The song is a power ballad that features a combination of classical piano, hard rock guitar and orchestral elements. The lyrics of the song talk about a love story, with the November rain serving as a metaphor for the tears that the protagonist cries when his lover leaves him. The song is one of Guns N’ Roses’ most popular and enduring songs, and it’s widely considered as one of the greatest power ballads of all time. The music video of the song is also noteworthy, it was directed by Andy Morahan and featured Axl Rose’s then-fiancee, model Stephanie Seymour.

4: “Purple Rain” by Prince

“Purple Rain” is a song by American musician Prince. It was the title track and main single from his sixth studio album “Purple Rain” (1984). The song is a power ballad that combines elements of rock, R&B, gospel and funk. The lyrics of the song are about the struggles of an artist trying to succeed, and the purple rain is a metaphor for an emotional release, or a transformative spiritual experience. The song was a huge commercial success, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and number 1 on the R&B chart. It also earned Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score in 1985. The song is widely considered to be Prince’s most iconic and enduring song and it’s also considered one of the greatest songs of all time by multiple publications.

5: “Here Comes the Rain Again” by Eurythmics

“Here Comes the Rain Again” is a song by the British synthpop duo Eurythmics, written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. It was released as a single in 1983, and included on the band’s third studio album “Touch”. The song is a synth-pop ballad that talks about the sorrow and pain of a failed relationship. The rain in the song serves as a metaphor for the tears the protagonist cries over the loss of love. The song was a commercial success for Eurythmics, reaching number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The music video of the song was directed by Stewart and features Lennox wearing a white suit and performing the song in a rain-soaked room. It’s considered one of Eurythmics’ most popular and enduring songs.

6: “Blame It on the Rain” by Milli Vanilli

“Blame It on the Rain” is a song by German dance-pop group Milli Vanilli. It was released as a single in 1989, and included on the band’s debut album “Girl You Know It’s True”. The song was written by Diane Warren and produced by Frank Farian, who is also the creator of Milli Vanilli. The song is an upbeat dance-pop track that encourages listeners to overcome their troubles by blaming them on the weather. The song was a hit for Milli Vanilli, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, number 2 in Canada and number 7 in the United Kingdom. However, the group’s success was short-lived as the truth of the lip-syncing came to light and the group was exposed for using the vocals of other singers. The song is still remembered as one of the most popular songs of the late 80s, although it’s often associated with the scandal that followed the group.

7: “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls

“It’s Raining Men” is a song by American vocal duo The Weather Girls, initially written and composed by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer. It was released as a single in 1982 and included on the album “Success”. The song is an upbeat disco track that talks about how men are falling from the sky like rain. The lyrics are meant to be humorous and tongue-in-cheek, and the song is often seen as a celebration of masculinity and male beauty. The song was a hit for the Weather Girls, reaching number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and it’s considered one of their most iconic and enduring songs. It’s been covered and remixed by multiple artists and has also been featured in various films, television shows and commercials.

8: “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele

“Set Fire to the Rain” is a song by British singer-songwriter Adele. It was written by Adele and Fraser T Smith and released as the third single from her second studio album “21” (2011). The song is a mid-tempo ballad, that features Adele’s powerful vocals and emotive lyrics. The lyrics talk about a past relationship and the protagonist’s feelings of anger and frustration. The song’s title refers to the feeling of burning down the rain, which is a metaphor for letting go of the past and moving on from a painful relationship. The song was a commercial success for Adele, reaching the top 10 in multiple countries including the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. It also won an Ivor Novello award for Best Album in 2012.

9: “I Wish It Would Rain” by The Temptations

“I Wish It Would Rain” is a song by American vocal group The Temptations. It was written by the group’s lead singer David Ruffin, with additional lyrics by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. The song was released as a single in 1968 and included on the album “The Temptations Wish It Would Rain”. The song is a dramatic ballad that talks about the pain of a broken heart and the protagonist’s wish for the rain to wash away his tears. The rain in the song serves as a metaphor for the emotional release that the protagonist desires. The song was a commercial success for The Temptations, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 1 on the R&B Chart. It’s considered one of the group’s most popular and enduring songs. The song has been covered by multiple artists and has also been featured in various films, television shows and commercials.

10: “Rainy Days and Mondays” by The Carpenters

“Rainy Days and Mondays” is a song by American vocal duo The Carpenters. It was written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols. The song was released as a single in 1971 and included on the album “Carpenters”. The song is a melancholic ballad that talks about the feeling of being alone and down on a rainy day and a Monday, often considered as the start of the working week. The rain in the song serves as a metaphor for the protagonist’s feelings of loneliness and sadness. The song was a commercial success for The Carpenters, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 3 in Canada. It’s one of the band’s most popular and enduring songs. The song has been covered by multiple artists and also featured in various films, television shows and commercials.

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