5 Rain Songs We Love the Most
There have been many hit rain songs that have gone down history and will always be remembered by fans. Rain songs have a quality that can suit a romantic, emotional or a challenging occasion depending on the way the song is written and picturized. Here are a few rain songs that are most popular.
1. Rain by The Beatles (1966)
Written by John Lennon, Rain is one of the famous songs released by British band The Beatles in 1966. The song has been much appreciated for its slow paced rhythm and backward vocals which were later used extensively by the band. One of the inspirations for the songs is known to have been the dull weather in Australia where the band arrived for a performance. It was released as a B-side to Paperback Writer and had a few promotional films dedicated to it. Rain has been one of the band’s most acclaimed songs which was also enlisted in Rolling Stone magazine’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
2. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head by B.J. Thomas (1969)
Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, this song is known to be Thomas’ biggest hit. It was written for the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969 and won Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. The song has a lovely languid quality to it accompanied by a melodious tune which makes it the perfect song to hear on headphones while walking on a rainy day. This soundtrack became so popular that is was also contextually used for other movies including Forrest Gump and Spider-Man 2.
3. I Can’t Stand the Rain by Ann Peebles (1973)
Ironically, this chartbusting song by Ann Peebles is known to be one of John Lennon’s favorite tracks. It explores the darker side of love laced with the sultry voice of Peebles. The song talks about not being able to tolerate the beauty of rain in the absence of a lover. This track is also known for its skillful use of horns and strings which makes it a memorable number for a rainy day.