Rain Songs - Updated With 50% More Rain!

rain musicI tweeted a five year old collection of rain songs earlier on this rainy Saturday, and I wish I hadn't. A playlist this important needs to be fresh.

Here's a fresh filter in my iTunes of all songs with the word rain in the title. I had to manually remove all my train and brain songs.

  1. After the Rain - Blue Rodeo
  2. Amazon Rain - Paul Janz
  3. Another Rainy Day In New York City - Chicago
  4. Black Rain - Soundgarden
  5. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson
  6. Box Of Rain - Grateful Dead
  7. Carl Thomas: Summer Rain - DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie
  8. Come Rain Or Come Shine - Frank Sinatra
  9. Come Rain or Come Shine - Ray Charles
  10. The Crying Rain - Emm Gryner
  11. Didn't It Rain - The Band
  12. Didn't it Rain - Louis Armstrong
  13. Don't Rain On My Parade - Glee Cast
  14. Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
  15. Easy As The Rain - The Little Willies
  16. Entranced By The Rain - James Heatherington
  17. Every Morning [Raindropz Remix] - Basshunter
  18. Every Time it Rains - Nazareth
  19. Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
  20. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
  21. Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin
  22. Go Ahead in the Rain - A Tribe Called Quest
  23. Happy When It Rains - The Jesus And Mary Chain
  24. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Spin Doctors
  25. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  26. Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
  27. Hey Mr. Rain [Version I] - The Velvet Underground
  28. Hey Mr. Rain [Version II] - The Velvet Underground
  29. I Can't Stand The Rain - The Commitments
  30. I Can't Stand The Rain - Tina Turner
  31. I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Randy Newman
  32. (I Want To Be) The Rainmaker - The Band
  33. I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
  34. In The Rain - The Dramatics
  35. It's Gonna Rain - Steve Reich
  36. It's Raining on Prom Night - Cindy Bullens
  37. It Can't Rain All The Time - Jane Siberry
  38. It Never Rains In Southern California - Albert Hammond
  39. Keeps On Rainin' - Billie Holiday
  40. Kiss the Rain - Billie Myers
  41. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) - Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
  42. Let It Rain - Cypress Hill
  43. Little Black Rain Cloud - Disney
  44. Little Rain (For Clyde) - Tom Waits
  45. Make It Rain - The KLF
  46. Naked In The Rain - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  47. The Naked Rain - The Waltons
  48. Neon Rainbow - The Box Tops
  49. No Rain - Blind Melon
  50. Nothing Like the Rain - 2 Unlimited
  51. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
  52. Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
  53. Only Happy When It Rains (Garbage) - Richard Cheese
  54. Over The Rainbow - Glee Cast
  55. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
  56. Over The Rainbow - Ray Charles
  57. Purple Rain - Prince
  58. Rain - Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats
  59. Rain - The Cult
  60. Rain - Guano Apes
  61. The Rain - k-os
  62. Rain-O - Chilliwack
  63. The Rain Came Down - Steve Earle
  64. Rain Dance - The Guess Who
  65. Rain King - Counting Crows
  66. Rain Man - Eminem
  67. Rain On Your Parade - Duffy
  68. The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
  69. Rain Street - The Pogues
  70. Rain When I Die - Alice In Chains
  71. Rain Will Fall - I Mother Earth
  72. Rain, Rain, Rain - Rheostatics
  73. The Rain, The Park & Other Things - The Cowsills
  74. The Rainbow - Ween
  75. Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
  76. Rainbows All Over Your Blues - John Sebastian
  77. Raindrop - Tripping Daisy
  78. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  79. Rainfall - The Vines
  80. Rainin' In My Hart - Slim Harpo
  81. Raining In Baltimore - Counting Crows
  82. Raining In My Heart - Buddy Holly
  83. Raining In My Heart - Leo Sayer
  84. Raining Like Magic - Raffi
  85. Raining Men - Rihanna
  86. Raining On Our Love - Shania Twain
  87. Raining Revolution - Arrested Development
  88. Rainman - Jamie Foxx
  89. The Rains Came - Doug Sahm and The Sir Douglas Quintet
  90. Rainshine - Bran Van 3000
  91. Rainy Day People - Gordon Lightfoot
  92. Rainy Day Woman #12 And 35 - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  93. Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 - Bob Dylan
  94. Rainy Days And Mondays - Carpenters
  95. Rainy Dayz - Raekwon
  96. Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton
  97. Rainy Night in Georgia - Ray Charles
  98. Rainy Night in Soho - The Pogues
  99. Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
  100. Red Rain - The White Stripes
  101. Remember When It Rained - Josh Groban
  102. Rider in the Rain - Randy Newman
  103. Right As Rain - Adele
  104. Right As Rain - The Band
  105. Rusted From The Rain - Billy Talent
  106. Sad Sad Rain - Platinum Blonde
  107. Saddle In The Rain - John Prine
  108. See The Sky About To Rain - Neil Young
  109. She Gathers Rain - Collective Soul
  110. She Talks To Rainbows - The Ramones
  111. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Jeff Beck
  112. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  113. Standing In The Rain - Billy Talent
  114. Steel Rain - Chris Cornell
  115. Summer Rain - Carl Thomas
  116. Summer Rain - U2
  117. Tears and Rain - James Blunt
  118. Tomato In The Rain - Kaiser Chiefs
  119. A Walk In The Irish Rain - The Irish Descendants
  120. When It Rains - Kid Rock
  121. Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  122. Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis
  123. Wilma's Rainbow - Helmet
  124. Yesterday I Heard The Rain (Esta Tarde Vi Llover) - Tony Bennett
  125. Rainmaker - Sparklehorse
  126. Black Rainbows - Type O Negative

If you have a rain song that I don't have, let me know in the comments.


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NW

The Alarm's "Rain In The Summertime"

The Beatles' "Rain" ?

March 5, 2011 @ 1:57 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It's funny how The Beatles' Rain eludes my collection.

It's a B-side that never appeared on a Beatles album, so having every one doesn't get you Rain.

March 5, 2011 @ 2:10 PM

Quinny.

Hendrix - Rainy Day Dream Away

March 5, 2011 @ 2:26 PM

McNulty

Rain Dogs - Tom Waits

March 5, 2011 @ 3:27 PM

Oli

RAINY DAY MAN - not sure who sang it, but it was on the Sailor Moon soundtrack

I SURE CAN SMELL THE RAIN - Blackhawk

March 5, 2011 @ 3:41 PM

Cheryl

I was going to mention the Blackhawk one. Also Ian and Sylvia sing Early Morning Rain. They sing it a million times better than gordon Lightfoot ever did.

March 5, 2011 @ 4:03 PM

CQ

Duffy .. Rain On Your Parade [a song from year 2000 plus]

Blue Nile, the .. Tinseltown in the Rain
China Crisis .. Here Comes a Raincloud
Depeche Mode .. The Sun and the Rainfall
Dragon .. Rain
Fiftyfour 40 .. Baby Rain
Jones, Grace .. Walking in the Rain
Madness .. The Sun and the Rain
Milli Vanilli .. Blame It On the Rain
Payola$, the .. Stuck in the Rain
Rolling Stones .. She's a Rainbow

Another 10 songs:
Beck, Robin .. Tears in the Rain
Boulevard .. Rainy Day in London
Coldreams .. Morning Rain
Comsat Angels .. After the Rain
H20 .. Who'll Stop the Rain
Jones, Oran Juice .. The Rain
Prince .. Purple Rain
Secret Service .. Rainy Day Memories
This Picture .. Naked Rain
Triumph .. Tears in the Rain

March 5, 2011 @ 5:16 PM

CQ

Mike's already listed Duffy's song. My bad.

March 5, 2011 @ 5:25 PM

Bernie Martinez

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall-Bob Dylan

March 5, 2011 @ 6:18 PM

Colleen Martinez

Raindrops-Dee Clark

March 5, 2011 @ 6:30 PM

CQ

The number of Rain title songs played by Toronto's 97.3 BOOM fm since noon (30 hours) Friday: one.

March 5, 2011 @ 6:45 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

The Cure- Prayers For Rain

March 5, 2011 @ 7:58 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

Sting/The Police- Shadows in the Rain

March 5, 2011 @ 8:02 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

The Alarm Rain in the Summertime

March 5, 2011 @ 8:04 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

Queensryche- Another Rainy Night (without you)

March 5, 2011 @ 8:05 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

Rusted Root- Rain
The Beatles- Rain
REM- So Central Rain

March 5, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I definitely have Prince's Purple Rain... no idea why it escaped my filter.

Off to investigate!

March 5, 2011 @ 9:30 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I actually have Prince's Purple Rain three times. It must have been deleted during the "train" and "brain" clipping process.

It was just too close to Cat Stevens' Peace Train.

March 5, 2011 @ 9:35 PM

Cheryl

Also Rain by Anne Murray is another one or Lizzy and the Rain Man by Tanya Tucker.

March 6, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

Oli

After The Rain - Nelson.

March 6, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

Cheryl

Also Rain Is A Good Thing by Luke Bryan.

March 6, 2011 @ 8:31 PM

Andrew

Rainy Season - Howard Devoto

From "Jerky Version of the Dream", an album that goes with me to a desert island.

March 8, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

Icarus

Make It Rain - Tom Waits

March 8, 2011 @ 1:51 PM

Scott

James Taylor - Rainy Day Man

March 8, 2011 @ 2:44 PM

CQ

Ok. The mainstream likes of A-Ha, The Four Seasons, The Tempations, Thompson Twins... all had rain songs. And no one, myself included, remembered Supertramp's song, It's Raining Again.

March 8, 2011 @ 2:51 PM

Jill

Rain by Madonna
Rain By Foreigner
Heavy Cloud No Rain by Sting
Come Rain or Come Shine by Billie Holiday
Acid Rain by Silverchair
It s raining men- weather girls
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan
About To Rain - Neil Young
Sunday Morning Rain - Johnny Cash
Rain on Me by The Who
Regina Spektor Raindrops
I Have Seen The Rain Pink featuring James T. Moore
Standing in the rain - billy Talent
over the rainbow- eva cassidy
Paramore When It Rains
singing in the rain - frank Sinatra
Hold Back the Rain by Duran Duran

March 21, 2011 @ 12:28 AM

Jim

I'm Only Happy When it Rains - Garbage

May 5, 2017 @ 8:52 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Jim

There was no way I missed that one. It was there, bud!

May 5, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

H.o.E.

Blanche - Elf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zABqvT9BP-Y

It doesn't have the word 'rain' in the title, but just about the only lyrics are "Rainy days, rainy days, too many rainy days". It's the late great Ronnie James Dio in his pre-Rainbow and Black Sabbath days, with pianist Micky Lee Soule, in what seems like some goofy 2-minute thing they did to add another song to an album, but it does very much fit the mood of a rainy day and sounds like something that should be played in the background of a radio weather forecast saying it's going to be raining for the next two or three days.

May 5, 2017 @ 3:12 PM

Andie

Has anyone mentioned Mandolin Rain yet?

May 5, 2017 @ 5:42 PM

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