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Old 03-05-05, 04:00 AM
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'Rain' music

Boy, I just love the 'New Thread' button.

I'm bored, sue me.

A few months ago, I was thinking how many songs are about rain.

I have a large MP3 and CD collection, so I started to make a compliation.

I looked on Google for a little help so I wouldn't miss any really good songs... (if you search for rain songs, the first result gives best info)

Since it is currently raining outside, here is the list I made for my CD.

(22 tracks)

Nelson - After The Rain
Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
Jars Of Clay - Flood
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Fortunes - Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
Eurthymics - Here Comes The Rain Again
Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain
Eddie Rabbit - I Love A Rainy Night
Phil Collins - I Wish It Would Rain Down
Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain
Billie Myers - Kiss The Rain
Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
Madonna - Rain
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Dee Clark - Raindrops
Rainy Days And Mondays
Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain

Yeah, I know one song doesn't have rain in the title, and a couple are symbolic, but I like all of these.

Rejected for CD, too long, don't like as much, or not rain related enough.

Little April Showers (from Bambi)
Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down (from Winnie the Pooh)
Prince - Purple Rain
Cowsills - The Rain, The Park, and Other Things
Guns N Roses - November Rain
Beatles - Rain
Lou Christie - Rhapsody In The Rain
Blind Melon - No Rain

there are a lot of songs that mention rain that I would have never thought of until I googled them. Like 'A Lover's Concerto' by the Toys.

First line is "How gentle is the rain, that falls softly on the meadow"

Anyone ever attempt similar compilations on a common theme?

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Old 03-05-05, 04:08 AM
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A friend of mine made a mix tape of songs that had colors in their titles, like Purple Rain, White Room, Paint It Black, etc. I wish I could remember all of the songs. It was a good tape.
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Old 03-05-05, 09:02 AM
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Your list isn't complete without Uriah Heep: Rain. Maybe the best of the bunch.
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Old 03-05-05, 09:55 AM
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I made a rain cd a few months back as well. I left it at work though.

No "rain" cd is even right without "the Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin.

others:
Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin
No Rain - Blind Melon
Another Rainy Night (without you) - Queensryche
Rain When I Die - Alice in Chains
Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
Let it Rain - Eric Clapton
When Will It Rain - Jackyl
Rain - Kiss
It's Raining On Prom Night - Me First & the Gimmie Gimmies

And I threw "oceans" by Pearl Jam on at the end.

I can't remember the rest, I'll have to dig up the disc.
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New Edition-Can You Stand the Rain
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Alias - Watching Water
Annie Lennox - Here Comes the Rain Again
Counting Crows - Raining in Baltimore
The CunningLyngiusts - Rain
Dido - Thankyou
The Doors - Riders on the Storm
Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
The One AM Radio - Under Thunder and Gale
The Postal Service - Clark Gable
Radiohead - Sit Down, Stand Up
R.E.M. - I'll Take the Rain
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Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
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Oops, I forgot...

Travis - Why Does It Always Rain on Me?
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Old 03-06-05, 01:41 AM
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Well, here's where I got a little help... Click me

I thought about the Bob Dylan too, but while it says 'rain' in the title, it's not rain themed.

And Rain King by the Counting Crows.

A 'color' CD would be cool...

A lot of 'green' and 'blue' songs, I can think of four or five 'yellow' songs, a couple of 'reds'...
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This is one reason I like itunes, for their smart playlists. I'll pick a random number, and make a playlist with all songs containing it. Or, I'll pick a word, like 'stop', and create a playlist with those. It's sometimes interesting to see how many songs have a particular word in it.
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Erasure - Rain -- good stuff
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Old 03-06-05, 02:21 AM
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Recent country song:
Artist/Band: Allan Gary
Lyrics for Song: Songs About Rain
Lyrics for Album: See If I Care
(Liz Rose/Pat McLaughlin)

Well this town has closed down way too early,
And thereís nothing to do,
So Iím driving around in circles,
And Iím thinking about you,
Today I heard you got a new last name,
Sure didnít know it was gonna hit me this way,
And the radio just keeps on playing all these songs about rain
Now thereís all kind of songs about babies and love that goes right,
But for some unknown reason nobody wants to play them tonight,
Hey I hope itís sunny wherever you are,
But thatís sure not the picture tonight in my car,
And it sure ainít easing my pain all these songs like,

Rainy Night In Georgia,
and Kentucky Rain,
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again,
Blue Eyes Crying In The early morning Rain,
They go on and on,
And thereís no two the same,

Oh it would be easy to blame all these songs about rain,
Well I thought I was over you but I guess maybe Iím not,
Cause when I let you go looks like lonely is all that I got,
Guess Iíll never know what could have been,
Sure ainít helping this mood that Iím in,
If their gonna keep on playing me songs like,

Rainy Night In Georgia,
and Kentucky Rain,
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again,
Blue Eyes Crying In The early morning Rain,
They go on and on,
And thereís no two the same,

Oh how I wish I could blame all these songs about rain,
All these songs about rain,
Songs about rain.......
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Old 03-07-05, 08:44 AM
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Check this compliation cd out. I always meant to buy it years ago but never got around to it. Pretty decent track listing if you like easy listening popular tunes.

http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cg...9084&meta_id=2

Track listing:
1. Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
2. Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton
3. Raindrops - Dee Clark
4. Crying In The Rain - The Everly Brothers
5. I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbit
6. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J Thomas
7. It Never Rains In Southern California - Albert Hammond
8. I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations
9. Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka
10. Save It For A Rainy Day - Stephen Bishop
11. Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again - The Fortunes
12. It's Raining - Rick Derringer
13. Rhapsody In The Rain - Lou Christie
14. Rain On The Roof - Lovin' Spoonful
15. It Might As Well Rain Until September - Carole King
16. Rain, The Park And Other Things, The - The Cowsills
17. In The Rain - The Dramatics
18. Walking In The Rain - Jay & The Americans
19. Like A Summer Rain - Jan & Dean
20. Come In From The Rain - Captain & Tennille
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Patty Griffin has a great song called "Rain."
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the Dramatics - In the Rain
This is my absolute favorite.
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I've always wanted to make a compilation with songs about a guy named Johnny.
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Firehouse - Acid Rain

Dio - Naked In The Rain

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I wouldn't think there would be enough 'Johnny' songs if you just went by titles. Johnny Angel, Johnny Get Angry, Johnny B. Goode... A whole lot of songs mention a 'Johnny' though. And there are a LOT of artists named Johnny.

I know it would be possible to do a 'blue' album, Bobby Vinton did it... I think I'll work on it. Or Green.

Edit: I found this list of 'color' songs.

You can also search this site by keywords. It found 49 'rain' songs and 6 'johnny' songs, though it doesn't list Johnny Angel or Johnny Get Angry.

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I thought that too, but I was surprised when I saw how many I already had:

say_anything-slumming_it_with_johnny
the_fight-johnny_cant_hackett
nofx-johnny_appleseed
the_bouncing_souls-the_ballad_of_johnny_x
josie_cotton-johnny_are_you_queer
showcase_showdown-johnny_wont_go_to_heaven_(the_killjoys)
driver-johnny_b._goode_(chuck_berry)
the_murder_city_devils-johnny_thunders
the_vandals-johnny_twobags
foo_fighters-hey_johnny_park
rancid-the_ballad_of_jimmy_and_johnny
cock_sparrer-run_away_johnny
flogging_molly-sentimental_johnny
Screeching_Weasel-Joanie_Loves_Johnny
the_raveonettes-the_truth_about_johnny
river_city_rebels-johnny_aka
knucklehead-johnny's_dirge
this_bike_is_a_pipe_bomb-johnny
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