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Top 40 Songs About Rain

The Best Pop & Rock Songs About Falling Rain
Interestingly, more songs have been written about rain than any other weather condition, and almost as many rain songs have been written as there are break-up songs or love songs. After combing the archives of rock and pop music history, finding 274 rain songs from popular Billboard albums, here are the top 40 songs about rain:


40 - Who'll Stop the Rain? (1970) CCR Creedence Clearwater Revival

39 - Falling Like Rain (1989) Tina Turner

38 - Rainy Days and Monday (1971) by the Carpenters

37 - Blame it on The Rain (1989) by Milli Vanilla

36 - November Rain (1992) Guns 'n Roses

35 - No Rain (1992) by Blind Melon

34 - Rain (1992) by Madonna

33 - After the Rain (1991) by Nelson, also the funniest video on MTV

32 - Here Comes the Rain Again (1983) Eurythmics

31 - Rain on Me (1990) Corey Hart, who also sang "Black Cloud Rain" later in 1996

30 - Rain Fall Down (2005) by the Rolling Stones

29 - Rain (1991) by Alanis Morissette

28 - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (1972) by B.J. Thomas

27 - Rain (1966) by the Beatles

26 - Crying in the Rain (1982) by Whitesnake, also done earlier by the Everly Brothers

25 - Rain (1972) by Uriah Heep

24 - Hold Back the Rain (1982) Duran Duran

23 - Coloured Rain (1967) by Traffic with Steve Winwood

22 - Summer Rain (2000) performed by U2

21 - Prayers for Rain (1989) The Cure

20 - Black Rain (2010) by Soundgarden

19 - I'm Coming (2007) by Rain, the Korean pop star who has crossed over into Hollywood movies. Rain is coming down....

18 - It's Raining Men (1984) by the Weather Girls

17 - I think It's Gonna Rain Today (1988) Bette Midler from the Beaches movie soundtrack

16 - Purple Rain (1985) by Prince, another movie soundtrack

15 - Rain on the Scarecrow (1985) John Cougar Mellencamp

14 - Rainmaker (1971) recorded by the Partridge Family / David Cassidy

13 - Standin' in the Rain (1977) by ELO Electric Light Orchestra from their unforgettable "Out of the Blue" double album, which also features Summer & Lightning.

12 - Rain in the Country (1969) by Pink Floyd from those trippy earlier days

11 - Rain Dance (1971) by the Guess Who

10 - It's Raining Again (1982) by Supertramp

9 - Fire and Rain (1970) by James Taylor

8 - Stuck Out in the August Rain (2001) by Jethro Tull

7 - Tears in the Rain (1986) by Triumph

6 - It Never Rains in Southern California (1972) Albert Hammond  It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya? It pours, man, it pours

5 - Rain Rain Rain (1980) by Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music

4 - Have You Ever Seen the Rain (1971) CCR Creedence Clearwater Revival, and was remade in 1983 by Bonnie Tyler

3 - Red Rain (1986) Peter Gabriel


2 - Let It Rain (1970) by Eric Clapton

1 - The Rain Song (1973) by Led Zeppelin

Bonus track: Children of Rain by the Electric Prunes, the guys who had too much to dream.

These songs should brighten up any storm day. Now all you need is an umbrella. Maybe Rihanna or the Partridge Family can help, if you can remember those tunes. The best songs about rain are ready and loaded in the player, press play and pray for a break in the clouds. Let it rain, baby.

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