Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rain Songs

June is a Monsoon. Today is the solstice and there is no justice. It has been raining/drizzling /thundering/storming/misting and monsooning for 16 out of the first 21 days of June and the five dry days were all Mondays and Tuesdays. Yesterday we had to cancel the bouncy house we were going to rent for my son's B Day party because the owners were worried that it would float its way from our front yard to the Jersey Shore and be lost forever.. I want to find the happy chap who first said " A little rain never hurt anyone" and stone him...or put him in one of those carnival dunk tanks and hit the target until he's so bloated that he's peeing rain.

Anyhow, rain and music are on my mind and I'm doing a list of rain songs.Soaked to the bone ..Feel free to add your own even you up there in Belleville,Ontario.

1) The Rain Song- Led Zeppelin
2) Rain When I Die- Alice in Chains
3) South Central Rain(I'm Sorry)- REM
4) Rain- The Beatles
5) Wake of the Flood-Grateful Dead
6) Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35- Bob Dylan
7) Rainy Day, Dream Away- Jimi Hendrix
8) Rainy Night House-Joni Mitchell
9) An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
10)And it Rained All Night- Thom Yorke
11) Riders On The Storm- The Doors
12) Box of Rain- Grateful Dead
13) Buckets of Rain- Bob Dylan
14) Stormbringer- Deep Purple
15) Rainbow in the Dark-Dio
16) Have You Ever Seen The Rain- CCR
17) Kingdoms of Rain- Mark Lanegan
18) Lousiana Rain- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
19) Naked in The Rain- Red Hot Chili Peppers
20) Making Rain- New York Dolls
21) Purple Rain- Prince
22) One Rainy Wish- Jimi Hendrix
23) See The Sky About To Rain- Neil Young
24) Red Horse Rainbow-Clutch
25) Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head- BJ Thomas
26) Shadows in the Rain- The Police
27) Rain Dogs-Tom Waits
28) Sittin' On A Rainbow- Mountain
29) Still Raining, Still Dreaming-Jimi Hendrix
30) The Firing of the Midnight Rain- Howlin' Rain
31) Blame it on the Rain- Milli Vanilli
32) Who'll Stop the Rain- CCR
33) Sunshower-Chris Cornell
34) Raindrops and Sunshowers- Smashing Pumpkins
35) Standing in the Shower Thinking- Janes Addiction
36) Too Wet To Work-The Band
37) Weather Report Suite-Grateful Dead
38) Couldn't Stand the Weather- SRV
39) Heavy Weather-Weather Report
40) Ridin' The Storm Out- REO Speedwagon ("Last Song,People!")
41) Stormy Monday-Allman Bros. Band
42) Shelter From The Storm- Bob Dylan
43) Thunderstruck- ACDC
44) Stormy May Day-ACDC
45) Thunder Road- Bruce Springsteen
46) Thunderclap- Bang Camaro
47- Blood and Thunder-Mastodon
48) November Rain- GnR
49) Kentucky Rain-Elvis
50) Here Comes the Rain Again- Eurythmics
51) Laughter in the Rain-Neil Sedaka (bullshit,never happens)
52) Red Rain- Peter Gabriel
53) Rainy Days and Mondays- The Carpenters
54) Walk Between The Raindrops- Donald Fagen
55) The Sky is Crying- SRV
56) No Rain- Blind Melon
57) Ain't No Sunshine- Bill Withers
58) I Love a Rainy Night- Eddie Rabbit
59) Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again-The Fortunes
60) She's A Rainbow- The Rolling Stones
61) Cold Rain and Snow- Grateful dead
62) Crying in the Rain-Whitesnake
63) Fire and Rain- James Taylor
64) Ocean Rain-Echo and the Bunnymen
65) Fixing a Hole-The Beatles
66) Fool In The Rain- Led Zeppelin
67) Happy When It Rains- Garbage
68) Hold Back The Rain- Duran Duran
69) It Never Rains In Southern California- Albert Hammond
70) I Can See Clearly Now-Johnny Nash
71) Its Raining Again- Supertramp
72) Let It Rain- Eric Clapton
73) Looks Like Rain- Grateful Dead
74) Love Reign O'er Me-The Who
75) MacArthur Park-Richard Harris
76) Mandolin Rain-Bruce Hornsby
77) Rain- The Cult
78) Rain Is Falling- ELO
79) Rain on the Scarecrow-John Cougar Mellencamp
80) Rain King-Counting Blows(err, Crows)
81) Searchin' For A Rainbow- Marshall Tucker Band
82) When The Levee Breaks- Led Zeppelin
83) Burning Sky-Bad Co.
84) And MY PERSONAL FAV- Its Raining Men- The Weather Girls!

There are several songs that start out with the sound of thunder or rain....some on this list, some not.... can you guess which ones?

I'll be sitting here wringing out my soul waiting for your responses...happy Dad Day to all the Dads...those known and unknown!


  1. Rainy Day in June-The Kinks
    Raining in My Heart-Buddy Holly
    Rain Dance-The Guess Who
    Ballet for a Rainy Day-XTC
    In the Hour of Not Quite Rain- Buffalo Springfield
    Flowers in the Rain-The Move
    Ashes the Rain and I- James Gang
    Early Morning Rain-Gordon Lightfoot
    It Never Rains-Dire Straits
    Crying in the Rain-The Everly Brothers
    Traction in the Rain-David Crosby
    If it Ever Stops Raining-The Black Crowes
    Didn't It Rain-The Band
    Dry the Rain-The Beta Band
    I Wish It would Rain-Temptations
    Naked in the Rain-Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Though this list could probably go on, I hope the rest of June is

    Sunny-Bobby Hebb

  2. Yes, I forgot Rainmaker and Ashes the rain and I. Yes it could go on. Isn't it funny that so far the Grateful Dead have the most "rain songs"? With Bob Dylan close at #2...

  3. You have so many. How about I wish it Would Rain by the Temptations? Kentucky Rain by Elvis. Love Reign O'er Me by the Who. Not sure if you had them or not.

  4. Great songs for a rain delay at the ballpark.
    My add:
    It Might as Well Rain Until September-Carole King