Here Comes the Rain Again
If you’re lucky, it’s not raining where you are today. But for much of the East Coast we’re being battered by rain, rain and more rain. All this rain naturally turns my thoughts to songs about – you guessed it – rain…
Madonna – “Rain:
“Rain” is one of my favorite songs by Madonna (Deeper and Deeper is my favorite) and definitely found myself washing my breakfast dishes, staring out the window and singing a few notes of this song. It also features “talking in the middle”, which is always tops in my book.
Phil Collins – “I wish it Would Rain Down”
I see you, Jeffrey Tambor and Eric Clapton. I bet you never thought you’d hear the names Jeffrey Tambor and Eric Clapton in the same sentence, much less see them in the same video! Clapton rules with his, “He used to be a drummer in a really good band. Then the singer left…” LOL. Eric Clapton’s a better actor than Phil Collins. Maybe Clapton should have been cast in Buster. I love this song so much. It’s 80% due to Clapton. Where’s Ringo Starr? Surely, he was available!
The Eurythmics – “Here Comes the Rain Again”
Oh Annie, you stay “shutting it down”. It’s like your default state. I am loving her eyebrows and pixie cut. Annie is just all kinds of fierce. The Eurythmics videos were always the coolest in the 80s. Even when Annie’s singing gothic lyrics like, “here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a tragedy…” she’s never dour.
Eddie Rabbitt – “I Love a Rainy Night”
No, Michael Bay hasn’t abandoned directing to embark on a career in country western music. This is old school playa Eddie Rabbitt with his classic “I Love a Rainy Night”, which seeks to put a more positive spin on inclement weather. For about three minutes it does.
Oran “Juice” Jones – “The Rain”
Dope beats can’t compensate for this cheesy video and incredibly cheesy 80s phat jam. That said, I still love this one hit wonder! I don’t need a luxury pad complete with glass bricks to know I’m watching an 80s video! And they say rap videos are misogynistic and problematic. They’ve got nothing on this assclown!
Now it’s your turn. Toss in a few weather related tunes to help commiserate with those of us on the east coast.