Songs About Rain & Storms


rain_from_the_skyAHHH!! …Very Refreshing. In the early morning hours just before dawn, there’s nothing more refreshing or invigorating than fresh steady rainfall — The aroma in the air — There’s a cleansing of Mother Nature during the first solid rainfall of the season. At night, rainsdrops_leafthere’s nothing more calming and sleep inducing than the steady “rhythm of the rain” sound on virtually everything within earshot ….. the windows, roof, trees, plants, grass ….. everything. And  having the windows open helps to enhance the senses even more. Below you will find a good assortment of songs about rain, bristlepine-after-the-rainstorms, thunder, lightning or derivatives of the words within the song title. This should help you make a decent playlist for your next themed party or event and should also work very well for downloading your mp3 collection or burning to disc to enjoy while going about your daily activities around the house, or on the go. Several genres and several decades of music have been included here. Enjoy!

Songs About Rain & Storms

  1. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – Bob Dylan (1963)
  2. About To Rain – Neil Youngsinging_in_the_rain_gene_kelly
  3. After The Rain – Nelson (1990)
  4. After The Rain Has Fallen – Sting (2000)
  5. American Storm – Bob Seger
  6. And On A Rainy Night – Shawn Mullins
  7. Another Rainy Day In New York City – Chicago (1976)
  8. Baby The Rain Must Fall – Glenn Yarbrough (1965)
  9. Bad Rain – Allman Brothers Band
  10. Black Rain – Ben Harper
  11. Black Rain – Staind
  12. Black Rain – Ozzy Osbourne (2007)
  13. Blame It On The Rain – Milli Vanilli (1989)
  14. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Willie Nelson (1975)
  15. Box Of Rain – Grateful Dead
  16. Bring On The Rain – JoDee Messina & Tim McGraw (2001)
  17. Buy For Me The Rain – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1967)
  18. Can You Stand The Rain – New Edition (1989)
  19. Can You Stop The Rain – Peabo Bryson (1991)
  20. Candy Rain – Soul For Real (1995)
  21. Can’t Stand The Rain – Missy Elliott
  22. Chocolate Rain – Tay Zonday (2007) [originally debuted on YouTube]
  23. Come Back When It Ain’t Rainin’ – Trisha Yearwood
  24. Come In From The Rain – Captain & Tennille
  25. Come Rain Or Come Shine – (recorded by over 40 artists over the years – a pop standard)
  26. Crying In The Rain – Everly Brothers (1962)
  27. Crying In The Rain – Whitesnake
  28. Day Without Rain – Enya (2000)
  29. Desert Rain – Iced Earth
  30. Don’t Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) – Serendipity Singers (1964)
  31. Don’t Rain On My Parade – Barbra Streisand (1964) (Funny Girl soundtrack)
  32. Don’t Rain On My Parade – Bobby Darin (1966)
  33. Dry The Rain – Beta Band
  34. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot
  35. Early Morning Rain – Peter Paul & Mary
  36. Electrical Storm – U2
  37. Every Time It Rains – Ace of Base
  38. Fire & Rain – James Taylor (1970)
  39. Fool In The Rain – Led Zeppelin (1979)
  40. Gentle Rain – Diana Krall
  41. Georgia Rain – Trisha Yearwood
  42. Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1971)
  43. Heart Full of Rain – Collin Raye
  44. Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – The Fortunes (1971)
  45. Here Comes The Rain – The Mavericks
  46. Here Comes The Rain Again – Eurythmics (1984)
  47. Hold Back The Rain – Duran Duran (1982)
  48. I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles (1973)
  49. I Can’t Stand The Rain – Eruption (1978)
  50. I Can’t Stand The Rain – Tina Turner (1984)
  51. I Love A Rainy Night – Eddie Rabbit (1980)
  52. I Love The Rain – Lenny Kravitz
  53. I Made It Through The Rain – Barry Manilow (1980)
  54. I Sure Can Smell The Rain – Blackhawk (1994)
  55. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today – Randy Newman (1968) covered by many artists
  56. I Wish It Would Rain – The Temptations (1968)
  57. I Wish It Would Rain Down – Phil Collins (1990)
  58. If It Should Rain – CeCe Peniston
  59. I’m No Stranger To The Rain – Keith Whitley (1989)
  60. In The Rain – The Dramatics (1972)
  61. It Never Rains In Southern California – Albert Hammond (1972)
  62. It’s In The Rain – Enya (2005)
  63. It’s Raining Again – Supertramp (1982)
  64. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls (1983)
  65. Just Walking In The Rain – Johnnie Ray (1956)
  66. Kentucky Rain – Elvis Presley (1970)
  67. Kiss Me In The Rain – Barbara Streisand
  68. Kiss The Rain – Billie Myers
  69. Laughter In The Rain – Neil Sedaka (1974)
  70. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) – Melanie & Edwin Hawkins Singers (1970)
  71. Let It Rain – Eric Clapton (1970)
  72. Lightnin’ Strikes – Lou Christie (1965)
  73. Like The Rain – Clint Black (1996)
  74. Listen To The Rain – Stevie Nicks
  75. Listen To The Rain – Evanescence
  76. Lizzie & The Rainman – Tanya Tucker
  77. Looks Like Rain – Grateful Dead
  78. Louisiana Rain – Tom Petty
  79. Mandolin Rain – Bruce Hornsby & The Range (1987)
  80. Naked In The Rain – Loretta Lynn
  81. Naked In The Rain – Blue Pearl
  82. Naked In The Rain – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  83. Nine Million Rainy Days – Jesus & Mary Chain
  84. No More Rainy Days – Destiny’s Child
  85. No Rain – Blind Melon (1993)
  86. None But The Rain – Indigo Girls
  87. November Rain – Guns N Roses (1992)
  88. One More Rainy Day – Deep Purple
  89. One Rainy Wish – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  90. Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage (1996)
  91. Outside The Rain – Stevie Nicks
  92. Purple Rain – Prince (1984)
  93. Rain – The Beatles (1966)
  94. Rain – Madonna (1993)
  95. Rain – Emotional Fish (1993)
  96. Rain – (SWV) Sisters With Voices (1998)
  97. Rain – The Cult
  98. The Rain – Oran “Juice” Jones (1986)
  99. The Rain – Crush (1993)
  100. Rain Dance – Guess Who (1971)
  101. Rain Falling On Me – Johnny Russell (1972)
  102. Rain Forest – Paul Hardcastle (1985)
  103. Rain In My Heart – Frank Sinatra (1968)rainstorm-at-sea
  104. The Rain In Spain – My Fair Lady Soundtrack
  105. Rain In The Summertime – The Alarm (1988)
  106. Rain King – Counting Crows (1994)
  107. Rain Oh Rain – Fools Gold (1976)
  108. Rain On Me – Ashanti (2003)
  109. Rain On The Roof – Lovin’ Spoonful (1966)
  110. Rain On The Scarecrow – John Cougar Mellencamp (1986)
  111. Rain Rain Go Away – Bobby Vinton (1962)
  112. Rain Song – Led Zeppelin (1973)
  113. Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) – Missy Elliott (1997)
  114. The Rain, The Park & Other Things – The Cowsills (1967)
  115. Raindrops – Dee Clark (1961)
  116. Raindrops – Narvel Felts (1974)
  117. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – B.J. Thomas (1969)
  118. Rainin’ – Sponge (1995)
  119. Rainin’ In My Heart – Slim Harpo (1961)
  120. Rainin’ In My Heart – Hank Williams Jr. (1971)
  121. Raining In My Heart – Buddy Holly & The Crickets (1959)
  122. Raining In My Heart – Ray Price (1969)
  123. Raining In My Heart – Leo Sayer (1978)
  124. Raining On Sunday – Keith Urban (2003)
  125. The Rains Came – Sir Douglas Quintet (1966)
  126. The Rains Came – Freddy Fender (1977)
  127. Rainy Day People – Gordon Lightfoot (1975)
  128. Rainy Day Woman – Waylon Jennings (1975)
  129. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan (1966)
  130. Rainy Days – General Public (1995)
  131. Rainy Days & Mondays – The Carpenters (1971)
  132. Rainy Days & Stormy Nights – Billie Jo Spears (1980)
  133. Rainy Dayz – Mary J. Blige (2002)
  134. Rainy Jane – Davy Jones (1971)
  135. Rainy Night In Georgia – Brook Benton (1970)
  136. Rainy Night In Georgia – Hank Williams Jr. (1974)
  137. Rainy Night In Rio – Sam Donohue (1947)
  138. Red Rain – Peter Gabriel (1986)
  139. Rhapsody In The Rain – Lou Christie (1966)
  140. Rhythm Of The Rain – The Cascades (1963)
  141. Rhythm Of The Rain/Rain (medley) – Dan Fogelberg (1990)
  142. Riders On The Storm – The Doors (1971)
  143. Ridin’ The Storm Out – REO Speedwagon (1974)
  144. Save It For A Rainy Day – Stephen Bishop (1976)
  145. Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
  146. Shelter From The Storm – Bob Dylan
  147. She’s My Kind Of Rain – Tim McGraw (2003)
  148. Singin’ In The Rain – Gene Kelly
  149. Smokey Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap (1980)
  150. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) – REM (1984)
  151. Songs About Rain – Gary Allan (2003)
  152. Southern Rain – Cowboy Junkies (1992)
  153. Storms In Africa – Enya
  154. Stormy – Classics IV (1968)
  155. Stormy – Santana (1979)
  156. Summer Rain – Johnny Rivers (1967)
  157. Summer Rain – Belinda Carlisle (1990)
  158. Thunder & Lightning – Chi Coltrane (1972)
  159. Thunder In My Heart – Leo Sayer (1977)
  160. Thunder Island – Jay Ferguson (1977)
  161. Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen (1975)
  162. The Thunder Rolls – Garth Brooks (1991)
  163. Thunderstruck – AC/DC (1990)
  164. Walkin’ In The Rain – Ronettes (1964)
  165. Walkin’ In The Rain – Jay & The Americans (1969)
  166. Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love – Love Unlimited (1972)
  167. What Have They Done To The Rain – The Serachers, Melanie, Joan Baez
  168. Who’ll Stop The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
  169. Why Does It Always Rain On Me – Travis (1999)
  170. Yesterday I Heard The Rain – Tony Bennett (1968)

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BONUS SONGS

Below are a few popular songs over the years that have lyrics about rain and/or storms but the word(s) are not mentioned in the title of the song. And I’m pretty sure that this list can go on and on and on indefinitely, but these are just a few that come to mind off the top of my head.

  1. Africa – Toto (1982)raindrops on window blue
  2. Bus Stop – The Hollies (1966)
  3. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac (1977)
  4. Horse With No Name – America (1972)
  5. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash (1972)
  6. I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff (1993)
  7. Taxi – Harry Chapin (1972)
  8. Umbrella – Rihanna (2007)



13 Responses

  1. it’s amazing!!
    realizing,
    how the universes inspire
    songs, lyrics, rhythm a man can hire

    i like ur words, i do
    =P

  2. I have made up 2 “rain songs” cds within the last 10 years and you have almost all the songs i chose plus so many more. A few I would mention are Wynonna’s “Come Some Rainy Day”, Trisha Yearwood’s “Georgia Rain” and “Here Comes the Rain” by the Mavericks. In your bonus section I would add “Pennies From Heaven”. I have it by the Skyliners but secondhandsongs.com mentions quite a few other artists beginning with Bing Crosby in 1936.

    • i’m replying to your post of two and a half years ago. I have also compiled two rain CDs, but other than Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” none of my songs are on the list. If you’re interested in finding out what songs I used, let me know.

  3. There’s one more song left out: Don’t let the rain by La Bouche (sometimes credited to Chilly, by mistake).

  4. Crying in the rain, originally by The Everly Brothers, also had a version by the swedish A-Ha, in 1989.

  5. Stand in the Rain, by Superchick! :)

  6. Uh, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”

  7. Musn’t forget Bryan Ferry’s Roxy Music Rain,Rain,Rain.Peace to all.

  8. Dylan: Shelter from the Storm. (His Rainy Day Women which is listed really has nothing to do with rain.)

  9. How do you leave out “Like A Hurricane” Neil Young

  10. New one, Carrie Underwoods “Blown Away”

  11. just because it has “rain” in the title doesn’t mean it’s about a rain storm. how about y’all use your brains.

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