25 Stellar Rain Songs for a Rainy Saturday in Toronto

25 Stellar Rain Songs for a Rainy Saturday in TorontoIt's been raining cats and dogs all morning in Toronto and it doesn't look like it's going to let up for hours yet. That was the perfect excuse for me to assemble a brilliant 25 song "rain" playlist. Every song had to have "rain" in the title.

I didn't include songs with "rainy" or "raincoat" or "raindrops", just "rain. If I'm missing a "Rain" song you think just has to be there, let me know in the comments.

  • Only Happy When it Rains - Garbage
  • Purple Rain - Prince
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Rain-O - Chilliwack
  • Who'll Stop the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
  • Rain - The Cult
  • Rain Street - The Pogues
  • The Naked Rain - The Waltons
  • November Rain - Guns N' Roses
  • Why Does it Always Rain On Me? - Travis
  • No Rain - Blind Melon
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
  • Sad Sad Rain - Platinum Blonde
  • Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
  • Here Comes the Rain Again - Eurythmics
  • Fire and Rain - James Taylor
  • Rain When I Die - Alice in Chains
  • Rain - The Beatles
  • Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) - Melanie
  • Make it Rain - The KLF
  • Come Rain or Come Shine - Frank Sinatra
  • Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
  • Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Rusted From the Rain - Billy Talent

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Speysidephil

-Kentucky Rain---Elvis
-Singing in the Rain--Gene Kelly

September 21, 2013 @ 12:26 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Speysidephil

Well done... this helps me identify holes in my collection as I culled all 25 from my there.

September 21, 2013 @ 12:31 PM

James Marshall Hendrix

- Still Raining, Still Dreaming
- Rainy Day, Dream Away

Two of his best

September 21, 2013 @ 1:31 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@James Marshall Hendrix

That's a blatant violation of the rules. "Rainy" and "Raining" don't count!

September 21, 2013 @ 2:02 PM

Keith

Another Song About The Rain - Cracker
I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt

September 21, 2013 @ 2:09 PM

Keith

Black Rain - Soundgarden
Blame It On The Rain - Milli Vanilli
Buckets Of Rain - Bob Dylan
Rain Song - Zeppelin
Rain King - Counting Crows
So. Central Rain - REM
Naked In The Rain - RHCP
Rain Dogs - Tom Waits

September 21, 2013 @ 2:17 PM

McNulty

Little Rain (For Clyde) - Tom Waits
Ocean Rain - Echo and the Bunnymen

September 21, 2013 @ 2:27 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

You guys are awesome...

September 21, 2013 @ 2:32 PM

Corey

"Rain in the Summertime" - The Alarm

I'm having deja vu. Have you done this before?

September 21, 2013 @ 3:26 PM

Anon&on

After The Rain - Bruce Cockburn
Alberta Rain - Mark Browning

September 21, 2013 @ 3:27 PM

CQ

Rain rain go away. Corey knows it's been done on another day. ;)
Right here already link: http://www.torontomike.com/2011/03/rain_songs_-_updated_with_50_m.html

September 21, 2013 @ 3:54 PM

CQ

Rain rain go away. Corey knows it's been done on another day. ;)
Right here already link: http://www.torontomike.com/2011/03/rain_songs_-_updated_with_50_m.html

September 21, 2013 @ 3:54 PM

Speysidephil

-Rain Dance--The Guess Who

September 21, 2013 @ 4:06 PM

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@CQ

This is at least the third time I've done this... but in 11 years that's not so bad...

September 21, 2013 @ 4:24 PM

Jenny

Crying in the rain----Everly Brothers or Carole King (and possibly other artists)

Even with all the rain the leaves are quite beautiful up here. :)

September 21, 2013 @ 5:20 PM

Jenny

Rain on my Parade--Maybe Barbra Streisand??
Laughter in the Rain--Neil Sedaka
The Rain, the Park and other things--The Cowsills
I am dating myself! :)

September 21, 2013 @ 6:57 PM

Speysidephil

@Jenny

Holy Cow Jenny, I came up with singing in the rain, how do you think I feel LOL

September 21, 2013 @ 7:14 PM

markosaar

Surprised there's no Dry the Rain by Beta Band! Go watch High Fidelity this instant!

Also didn't see these:

Collective Soul - She Gathers Rain
Cult - Bangkok Rain
Cure - Prayers for Rain
Darkside - Don't Stop the Rain (obscure CFNY track)
Inspiral Carpets - Rain Song
Jesus and Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains & Nine Million Rainy Days
Massive Attack - Pray for Rain
Sonic Youth - Rain King
Spiritualized - Lord Let It Rain On Me
The The - Kingdom of Rain
Therapy? - Rain Hits Congrete
Jane Siberry (Crow soundtrack) - It Can't Rain All the Time

September 21, 2013 @ 7:41 PM

Bob

Let it Rain by Eric Clapton

September 21, 2013 @ 8:08 PM

Nigel Trousershrapnel

Blue Eyes cry'in in the rain - Willie Nelson

September 21, 2013 @ 8:48 PM

Nigel Trousershrapnel

Shit. I should read before I type.
sorry.

September 21, 2013 @ 8:57 PM

MrFascination


Crying In The Rain - Aha

September 21, 2013 @ 8:59 PM

Lorne

White Stripes - Red Rain
Les Miz - A Little Fall of Rain*

* (gets teary)

September 21, 2013 @ 9:15 PM

markosaar

*Concrete

September 21, 2013 @ 9:20 PM

Cheryl

Ian and Sylvia sing Early Morning Rain a million times better than Gordon Lightfoot. You should have mentioned Early Morning Rain by Ian and Sylvia. Also Anne Murray sings Fire and Rain and Anne Murray sings Rain. Also Rain is a Good Thing by Luke Brian. Rain on the Scarecrow by John Mellencamp. We have to mention John Mellencamp, one of the best.

September 22, 2013 @ 7:52 AM

mrmjorisinca

how about The Who - Love Reign O'er Me ?
I know the title its Reign, but the song referes to Rain as well :)
long shot?

September 23, 2013 @ 8:48 AM

Mississauga Phil

Led Zeppling - The Rain Song
Greatful Dead- Looks Like Rain
Amanda Marshall - Let it Rain

September 23, 2013 @ 10:25 AM

Anonymous

Oops..Zepplin..I too should read before I post

September 23, 2013 @ 10:25 AM

Jenny

@Speysidephil

I thought I might be the oldest one here!!
Always had a little crush on Gene Kelly. :)

September 23, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Jenny

The age of readers really runs the gamut... my ex's grandfather read daily until you passed and he was in his upper 80s.

I also hear from high school and university students who read...

It's a wide spectrum!

September 23, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

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