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We're having some rainy fall weather here and I remembered someone (MC___??) mentioned making a CD for when it rains. I think this is a great idea, but for some reason I'm a bit stumped.

Here's what I have so far - suggestions, please!

"Box of Rain" Grateful Dead

"Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain" Willie Nelson

"Feels Like Rain" Buddy Guy

"No Rain" Blind Melon

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Rain...Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

Rainy Day People...Gordon Lightfoot

Rainy Day Man...James Taylor

Laughter In The Rain...Neil Sedaka or Captain & Tennille

Walking In The Rain...The Ronnettes or jay & The Americans

Only Happy When It Rains...Garbage

Let It Rain...Eric Clapton

All Night Rain...Atlanta Rhythm Section

Rainy Night In Georgia...Brook Benton

Rain....Aaron Neville

Walking In The Rain...Barry White

Rain...The Beatles

Bring On The Rain...JoDee Messina

Let It Rain...Brownsville Revival

It's Gonna Rain...The Coastline Band

Crying In The Rain...Carole King

Rainy Day Bells...The Globetrotters (The Catalinas)

Rhythm Of The Rain...The Cascades (or Dan Fogelberg)

Drip Drop...The Drifters

Trickle, Trickle...The Videos

I Think It's Gonna Rain Today...Randy Newman or Dusty Springfield

I'm Glad It's Raining...Ernest P. Worrell

Here Comes The Rain Again...The Eurythmics

Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again...The Fortunes

It's Raining Again...Supertramp

Tell it ToThe Rain...Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons

Raindrops...The Honeys

It's Raining Outside...The Platters

It's Raining...Peter, Paul & Mary

The Day That The Rains Came Down...Jane Morgan

Blessed Is The Rain...Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge

Just Walking In The Rain...Johnny Ray

Summer Rain...Johnny Rivers

Rhapsody In The Rain...Lou Christie

Pennies From Heaven...The Skyliners

Early Morning Rain...Peter, Paul & Mary

Raindrops...Maysa Leaks

Rainy Days And Mondays...The Carpenters

Riders On The Storm...Doors

Don't Let The Rains Come Down...The Serendipity Singers

Showdown...ELO

I Get The Blues When It Rains...Snooks Eaglin

Teardrops...Lee Andrews & The Hearts

I Love It When It Rains...The Wiggles

Storm Warning...The Volcanos

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"Rain in the Summertime" - The Alarm

"Raining in Baltimore" - Counting Crows

"Rain King" - Counting Crows (not really about rain though)

"Rain Down"(?) - Phil Collins

"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" - Bob Dylan(?)

"Shadows in the Rain" - The Police

"After The Rain" - Nelson

"Blame It on the Rain" - Milli Vanilli

"Rain When I Die" - Alice In Chains

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There are several songs simply titled "Rain" by the following artists:

Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Kiss, Uriah Heep, Insane Clown Posse, Pretty Things, Lynch Mob, The Cult, Madonna, Blondie, and Guano Apes....just to name a few.

Then there's:

"Rainfall" - The Vines

"Rainfall" - A Flock of Seagulls

"Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel

"Acid Rain" - Silverchair

"Cold Rain" - Crosby, Stills & Nash

"Be the Rain" - Neil Young

"Rain King" - Counting Crows (one of my favorites)

"Rain Song" - Led Zeppelin (another of my favorites)

"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" - BJ Thomas (et. al.)

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

"Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining!" ~~ Judge Judy

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Well, for one thing, that Who song is not "Rain on Me". It's "Love Reign on Me" nothing at all to do with that kind of rain.

Secondly, one I think no one mentioned is "I'm only Happy When it Rains" by Garbage.

Incidentally, a studio goof, it was their first single. They were in the studio and the lead singer (forget her name) was complaining that she felt too happy to be singing their depressive songs, and another band member said "You're only happy when it's raining, aren't you?" And this song came out of that incidental comment.

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Well, for one thing, that Who song is not "Rain on Me". It's "Love Reign on Me" nothing at all to do with that kind of rain.

Secondly, one I think no one mentioned is "I'm only Happy When it Rains" by Garbage.

Incidentally, a studio goof, it was their first single. They were in the studio and the lead singer (forget her name) was complaining that she felt too happy to be singing their depressive songs, and another band member said "You're only happy when it's raining, aren't you?" And this song came out of that incidental comment.

You are somewhat correct about the title; it's "Love Reign O'er Me", but the lyrics are about rain and, therefore, the song does fit into this category. In fact, you can hear the rain in the background at the beginning and the end.

"Love Reign O'er Me" (also known as "Pete's Theme") - The Who

"Only love

Can make it rain

The way the beach is kissed by the sea

Only love

Can make it rain

Like the sweat of lovers

Laying in the fields.

Love, Reign o'er me

Love, Reign o'er me, rain on me

Only love

Can bring the rain

That makes you yearn to the sky

Only love

Can bring the rain

That falls like tears from on high

Love Reign O'er me, rain over me, over me, over me, over me

On the dry and dusty road

The nights we spend apart alone

I need to get back home to cool cool rain

I can't sleep and I lay and I think

The night is hot and black as ink

Oh God, I need a drink of cool cool rain"

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No More Rain (In This Cloud)

by Angie Stone

[intro]

No more rain in this cloud

No more rain in this cloud

[1] - My sunshine has come

And I'm all cried out

And there's no more rain in this cloud

My sunshine has come

And I'm all cried out

And there's no more rain in this cloud

There's no hiding place

When someone has hurt you

It's written on your face, and it reads

"Broken spirit, lost and confused"

"Empty, scared, used and abused, a fool"

Oh, ain't it funny that the way you feel

Shows on your face

(It's written all over your face, yeah)

And the smile you used to wear

Seems a little bit out of place

(Tracks of your tears)

People oh, hold on

In time it gets a little better, whoa

[Repeat 1]

So you want to live and to you I shall give

All the space that you requested

Hope you don't live to regret it

So you say you're in your prime

Baby, don't waste your time

Remember my love, it's only a thin line

(It's never too late)

[Repeat 1]

Spring has come and winter's gone, my love

But don't look around for me, child

I'll be gone (I'll be gone, gone, gone, gone)

Not afraid because the seasons have changed

I'm gonna count my blessing then just follow the sun

Cuz you see

[Repeat 1 while:]

Now, I wanna take a minute to kick it like this

Y'all wit' me? Y'all know what I'm talkin' about?

You know what to do

There's no hiding place

When you're hurting

No, no, no

Baby, don't want teardrops

Drying up on my pillow

(I used to think the world of you)

Only room for raindrops

Don't belong on my smile

(Baby)

And there's no rain in this cloud

(There's, there's nothing I would not do)

Baby, don't want teardrops

Drying up on my pillow

(You broke me down)

Only room for raindrops

Don't belong on my smile

(You broke me way down)

And there's no more rain in this cloud

(You you you, baby broke me down)

[Repeat 1 while:]

What goes around, comes around

What goes up, must come down

Things you do, come back to you

Y'all believe that?

Goes around, comes around

What goes up, must come down

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Some songs I think haven't been mentioned yet:

"Another Rainy Night" ? Queensryche

"Early Mornin? Rain" ? Bob Dylan

"Falling of the Rain" ? Billy Joel

"I?ll Take the Rain" ? R.E.M.

"It Might As Well Rain until September" ? Carole King

"One More Rainy Day" ? Deep Purple

"Rain Rain Go Away" ? Bobby Vinton

"See The Sky About to Rain" ? Neil Young

"The Sky is Crying" ? Eric Clapton

"Standin? in the Rain" ? ELO

"Still Raining, Still Dreaming" ? Jimi Hendrix

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It's from the album of the same title. It was released after he died. His brother put it together, and I was expecting some crap, as it was all unreleased studio stuff. Man, was I wrong. It is , sincerely, a killer cd. There's a version of Little Wing that blows away any other version I've ever heard. The instrumental 'Wham' is gritty and kicks butt. The opening cut, Boot Hill, grabs you by the throat, and you can't get away for the duration of the CD. He also does another version of Empty Arms, which he also released on his Soul to Soul cd.

The cd ends with just Stevie Ray and an acoustic guitar in a song called 'Life by the Drop', about his struggle with his addictions.

I have all his stuff. I often wonder what he'd be doing today. Man, I miss that cat. :(

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