Despite threats of flooding, we're paying tribute to rain this week. We've been blessed with plenty of precip, and it's turned what's normally a month of intense weather anguish into an August of awesome. All in Her name.
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Written by John Fogerty, Have You Ever Seen the Rain was released from Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1970 album, Pendulum. The song landed at No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics describe a sunshower, a southern weather phenomenon also called "the devil beating his wife."
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Here Comes the Rain Again is from the Eurythmics album, Touch (1984). Written by Annie Lennox and David Stewart, the title was inspired by a spat the two had in New York. Lennox looked out the window and said, "Here comes the rain again." The song became their second Top 10 US hit.
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Buckets of Rain was written and originally performed by Bob Dylan for his 1975 album, Blood On the Tracks. The song is simple compared to the other tracks on the album, but it has been covered by several artists including Bette Midler, Neko Case, and John Mayer.
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I Love a Rainy Night is from Eddie Rabbitt's 1980 album, Horizon. It topped the Hot Country, Billboard Hot 100, and Adult Contemporary. It succeeded Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 on Billboard Hot 100, marking the only time the pop chart ever featured back-to-back country songs in the No. 1 position.
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Rockin' With the Rhythm of the Rain was released as the third single from The Judds’s 1985 album, Rockin' with the Rhythm. The song marked the group’s seventh number one country hit, one of four from that album, and spent twelve weeks on the charts.
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The Rain Song is from Led Zeppelin’s 1973 album, Houses of Holy. Under a working title of Slush, Jimmy Page created the melody and Robert Plant filled in the lyrics. It was inspired by George Harrison’s comment that the band never did any ballads.