There’s something about the rain that makes us all want to stay inside and listen to music. Maybe it’s because of the way the drops fall gently against the window, or the way the thunder claps in the sky.
Whatever it is, there’s no denying that rainy days are perfect for listening to songs about rain. In this blog post, we will share 46 must-listen songs about rain for a perfect stormy day!
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall By Bob Dylan
This song was released in 1963, during the height of the Cold War. The lyrics are full of political and social commentary, but they also have a lot to say about the power of nature.
The rain is used as a metaphor for the destruction that’s coming, but it’s also a reminder that after the storm has passed, there will be a new beginning.
2. After The Rain by John Coltrane
The song “After the Rain” was composed by John Coltrane and released in 1966 on his album A Love Supreme. The song is a ballad that lasts for over thirteen minutes, making it one of Coltrane’s longest pieces.
The melody is based around two chords, C minor and D-flat major, which are played in a slow and meditative fashion. The song has a feeling of catharsis and release, which is fitting for a rainy day.
Blame It On The Rain By Milli Vanilli
The first song on our list is Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli. Released in 1989, this upbeat tune is perfect for a rainy day.
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson
This song is about a man who is reflecting on his past love. He remembers all the good times they had and how happy he was with her. But now she’s gone and he can only think of her when it rains.
The song paints a sad but beautiful picture of lost love. It’s one of Willie Nelson’s most famous songs and has been covered by many other artists.
Come Rain or Come Shine by Ray Charles
This song is about a couple who is together no matter what the weather is like. The rain is just one more thing that they can weather together. It was released in 1946 and has been covered by many artists since then.
Dreams By Fleetwood Mac
This song was released in 1977 and is one of Fleetwood Mac’s most popular songs. The song is about the lead singer, Stevie Nicks’, failed relationship with Lindsey Buckingham.
Nicks has said that the song is about “the feeling that you get when you’re 17 years old and it’s raining outside and you just want to be inside where it’s warm and you’re with the person you love.”
While the song is about a failed relationship, the lyrics can be applied to any situation in which someone is feeling sad or down. And what could be more perfect for a rainy day than a song that makes you feel all those emotions?
Dry The Rain by The Beta Band
The song was released in 1998 as the lead single from their debut studio album, The Three E.P.’s.
The song was written by band members Steve Mason, Robin Jones and Andy Smith.
This song was featured on the soundtrack of the movie “The Beach” and is a beautiful, mellow song about yearning for rain.
Fire and Rain by James Taylor
This song is about the Vietnam War. The lyrics talk about how the rain reminds him of all the things that he’s lost.
The song has a really sad and haunting feeling to it, but there’s also something really beautiful about it. It’s like when you hear rain falling, you can’t help but think about all the sorrow and pain in the world.
Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
This song was released in 1980 on the album In Through The Out Door. It was written by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
This song is about a guy who is trying to get to his love interest, but the rain is preventing him from doing so. He’s frustrated because he feels like he’s been fooled by the weather.
Georgia Rain by Trisha Yearwood
This song was released in 1998 as the third and final single from her album, Where Your Road Leads. The song was written by Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and Tony Arata. It is a ballad about two people in love who are separated by distance with one of them living in Georgia and the other living in California.
The rain is used as a metaphor for the tears that they are both crying due to their separation.
This song was inspired by the year Yearwood spent living in Georgia. She said that the song is about “the rain’s ability to cleanse and renew.”
Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The song was released in 1971 as the B-side to the song “Poorboy Shuffle”. Both songs were written by John Fogerty.
The song is one of CCR’s most popular songs, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The lyrics are about a man who is reminiscing about a past love affair. He remembers how happy he and his love were, even though it rained all the time.
In an interview with Guitar World magazine, Fogerty said: “I wrote that song in about 20 minutes. It was one of those ‘lightning bolt’ things.”
The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Rod Stewart, Bonnie Tyler, and Bruce Springsteen.
Here Comes the Rain Again by Eurythmics
The song was released in 1984 as the lead single from their album Touch. The song reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and became one of the duo’s biggest hits.
The song is about a relationship that ended because of the rain. The rain is seen as a metaphor for the sadness and loneliness that comes with the end of a relationship.
The song reflects on the happy times that were had in the relationship, and how those memories are now overshadowed by the pain of the breakup.
The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Eva Cassidy, who recorded it for her album Songbird.
I Love A Rainy Night By Eddie Rabbit
The song was released in 1981 and it shot to the top of the country charts. The song is about a guy who is driving down a road in the rain and he’s thinking about the girl he loves.
I Made It Through the Rain by Barry Manilow
The song was released in 1981 as the lead single from his album, Summer of ’42. The song is about Manilow’s father, who was a cab driver in New York City.
The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also peaked at number six in the United Kingdom.
This song is a great example of how a song about rain can have a positive message.
I Wish It Would Rain by The Temptations
The song was released in 1966 and became a number one hit. The lyrics of the song reflect the feelings of many people during that time period who were struggling with the Vietnam War and other issues.
I Wish It Would Rain Down By Phil Collins
The song was released in 1990 on the album But Seriously. It is a ballad about the pain of a breakup and features his trademark drumming. The song peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
“I Wish It Would Rain Down” was written by Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham, and Danny Goldberg. The song was produced by Hugh Padgham.
Collins has said that the song is about a breakup he went through in the late 1980s. He has also said that the line “I wish it would rain down on me” is not actually about wanting it to rain, but rather wanting God to come down and make things right.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains By Garbage
The song was released in August 1995 as the lead single from their second album, Version
The song became a hit in several countries, reaching number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100
It was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rock Song at the 1996 ceremony.
The song is about a failed relationship and its singer’s response to it. The lyrics were written by Shirley Manson while the music was composed by Duke Erikson and Steve Marker.
It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
The song was released in 2011 as a promotional single from the soundtrack of the film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I”.
“It Will Rain” was written by Mars, Jeff Bhasker, and Philip Lawrence. The song is about unrequited love.
When you listen to the lyrics, it’s easy to see why this song was chosen for the soundtrack of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I”.
It’s Raining Men By The Weather Girls
The song was released in 1982 and became a number one hit in the United States. The song is about men who are “down on their luck” and are looking for a woman to take them in.
The song was written by Paul Jabara and produced by him and Quincy Jones.
Let It Rain by Eric Clapton
The song was released in 1992 and was written about the Gulf War.
“Let It Rain” is a song by English rock musician Eric Clapton. It was released as a single in 1992, and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The song was written about the Gulf War.
In an interview with Musician magazine, Clapton said of the song: “I was trying to write about how I felt about the whole thing, and it just came out. It’s not a protest song in any way, but it’s sort of my feeling that we’re all responsible for what goes on in the world.”
No Rain By Blind Melon
The song was released in 1992 as the lead single from their debut album. The song was written by Shannon Hoon and it is about his unrequited love for a girl.
November Rain By Guns N’ Roses
The song was released in 1992 as the third single from their album Use Your Illusion II. The song is a power ballad written by Axl Rose and Slash.
The song’s story is about a failed relationship. The couple in the song are getting married, but the bride discovers that her husband has been having an affair with another woman. She decides to leave him at the altar, and the rain represents her tears.
The song is eight minutes long, and it features one of the longest guitar solos in rock history. Slash’s solo was voted #43 on Guitar World’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage
The song was released in August 1995 as the lead single from their second album, Version
The song is written by Shirley Manson and produced by Garbage and Butch Vig. The song is a mid-tempo rock song with influences of gothic rock. The lyrics are about Manson’s fascination with depression and dark things.
Outside The Rain by Stevie Nicks
The song was released in October 1981 as the lead single from her solo album Bella Donna. The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982.
“Outside the Rain” is a song about somebody who’s looking for love in all the wrong places. The lyrics talk about a person who is “caught outside the rain.”
Purple Rain by Prince
The song was released in 1984 as part of the album of the same name. The song was written and performed by Prince and became one of his signature songs. It is a ballad about feeling alone and helpless, with the rain becoming a metaphor for sadness and loneliness.
Rain By The Beatles
The song was released in 1970 on the album “Let It Be.” The lyrics were written by Paul McCartney and the music was composed by John Lennon.
Rain, rain go away
Come again another day
Oh, I wanna see the sun
Shine all over me
The song is about how the singer wants the rain to stop so that they can enjoy the sun. The lyrics are simple, but the message is clear.
Rain On Me By Lady Gaga And Ariana Grande
The song was released on October 21, 2016, as the lead single from Grande’s third studio album, Dangerous Woman. It was written by Gaga, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ilya Salmanzadeh. “Rain On Me” is a downtempo ballad with lyrics about heartbreak and resilience.
The song peaked at number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
The song has been performed by Grande on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, at the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing benefit concert, and as part of her set list for the Dangerous Woman Tour (2017-2018).
This song is about the power of resilience. No matter how hard life gets, this song reminds us that we can always get through it.
“Rain on Me” is a song about heartbreak and resilience. The lyrics are about getting through tough times and never giving up. The song is empowering and motivating, and it is sure to help anyone who is going through a tough time.
If you’re looking for a song to help you get through a tough time, look no further than “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. This song is sure to empower and motivate you. It is a reminder that no matter how hard life gets, we can always get through it.
Rain Over Me By Pitbull Ft. Marc Anthony
The song was released on July 18, 2011 as the lead single from Pitbull’s seventh studio album, Global Warming. The song was written by Armando C. Perez, Marc Anthony, and Julio Reyes Copello. It interpolates elements of “I Just Wanna Stop” by Gino Vannelli. Rain over Me peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
This song is about someone who is in a bad relationship and is looking for someone to help them get out of it.
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head By BJ Thomas
The song was released in 1969 and written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The song was recorded by many artists over the years, but the most popular version is the one by BJ Thomas.
This song is about a man who is in love with a woman who does not seem to return his affections. He keeps telling her that raindrops keep falling on his head and that he keeps getting wet, but she still does not want him.
Raining In My Heart By Buddy Holly
The song was released as a single in 1961 and peaked at #88 on the Billboard charts. The song is about a man who is trying to forget a lost love, but the rain keeps reminding him of her.
Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters
The song was released in 1971 and it talks about how the narrator hates Rainy Days and Mondays. The song became a hit despite its depressing message.
This song is about a woman who is unhappy with her life. She hates the monotony of every day and how it’s always raining.
Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton
The song was released in 1967 and became a number one hit on the Billboard R&B chart.
Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton was written about a man’s regrets over his failed relationship with a woman. The song reflects on how the rain is washing away his memories of her.
Set Fire to the Rain by Adele
The song was released in 2011 and became an instant hit. The lyrics are about a break-up and the author trying to come to terms with it.
The song talks about how the rain is representative of the author’s feelings – sad, angry, and frustrated. It was nominated for Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 2012.
She’s My Kind of Rain by Tim McGraw
The song was released in 2006 and McGraw wrote it with Joe West and Bobby Pinson. The song is about a couple who has been through hard times, but they can weather any storm together.
Singing In The Rain By Gene Kelly
The song was released in 1952 and was written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. The song is about the joys of dancing in the rain.
Singing In The Rain has been covered by many artists including Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, and Rascal Flatts.
The song was used in the film “The Artist” which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Slow Dancing In The Rain by Blu and Exile
The song was released in 2007 and it was produced by Exile. It features Blu rapping about a relationship that ended suddenly.
The song has a mellow, jazzy feel to it with a heavy bassline. The lyrics are introspective and melancholy, giving the song a sad vibe.
If you’re looking for a song to help you wallow in your sadness, this is it.
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) By Missy Elliot
The song was released on July 15, 1997 as the lead single from her debut album Supa Dupa Fly. The song was written by Missy Elliott and Timbaland, and produced by Missy Elliott and Timbaland.
The music video for “The Rain” was directed by Hype Williams and premiered on MTV’s show Making the Video on August 12, 1997.
The song samples the intro to “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G..
In the song, Missy Elliott talks about how rain is a sign of good luck and how it can make people happy. She also mentions that she loves to dance in the rain.
The Rain Song By Led Zeppelin
The song was released in 1973 as the seventh track on Led Zeppelin’s album Houses of the Holy. The song is about a journey to find an answer to a question.
Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, wrote the lyrics and said that the song was inspired by reading Khalil Gibran’s book The Prophet.
The Rhythm Of The Rain By The Cascades
The song was released in 1962 and became one of the biggest hits of the year. The song was written by John Gummoe and is about a man who is stuck in a love triangle.
Through the Rain by Mariah Carey
The song was released in 2002 as the third single from Carey’s seventh studio album, Charmbracelet. The song was written by Carey and Jermaine Dupri, and produced by the former. “Through the Rain” is an R&B ballad with lyrics about perseverance in the face of hardship.
After being turned down by several labels, Carey recorded the song in 2001, during the production of her album Charmbracelet. The song was released as the album’s third single in 2002 and was a commercial success, peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Umbrella By Rihanna
The song was released in 2007, Umbrella was a number-one hit in thirteen countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Australia. The song won numerous awards, including Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
In this song, Rihanna is singing about a relationship that ended because of cheating. She talks about how she was always there for her partner, but he betrayed her. Despite this, she still wants to be with him and protect him from the rain.
When It Rains by Eli Young Band
The song was released in 2007 as part of their album Jet Black & Jealous. The song paints a picture of heartbreak and despair brought on by rain.
When It Rains by Kid Rock
The song was released in 2003 as the fourth single from his album Cocky. It was written by Kid Rock and John Rich, and produced by Rick Rubin.
The song is a ballad about a man who is in love with a woman that he can’t be with because she is in a relationship with someone else. The rain is used as a metaphor for the tears that the man is crying over the woman.
The song was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It also reached number thirty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
When It Rains It Pours By Luke Combs
The song was released as a single on October 12, 2017.
Combs wrote the song with Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.
The song is about a man who is dealing with the break-up of his relationship.
He talks about how when it rains it pours and how his life is falling apart.
Who’ll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The song was released in 1970 and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It’s about the Vietnam War, specifically how the war is affecting the soldiers fighting it.
In conclusion, these are some of the best songs about rain. Each one has its own unique take on the subject, and they’re all worth a listen. So next time it’s raining outside, put on your favorite rain song and enjoy the weather. Thank you for reading!
What’s your favorite rain song? Let us know in the comments.