Music Monday: Rain

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Big round of applause for Sam for helping out last week while Scott was trapped in a well. Today, though, we're celebrating the start of the famous Seattle haze. If we've got to be trapped underwater, so do you! Today's all about rain, and here's a classic rain song to start us off.

The Fortunes - Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again

 

Rain is always a little bit sad, but it's not ever the end of the world. This Fortunes hit mixes the melancholy with the cheerful, giving you a song that doesn't lift you up, but doesn't bring you down either. Think of it as a rainy day when an old movie's on TV. Not perfect, but certainly not painful either.

Clouds are on the horizon! Stay dry! And see you after the jump.

 

Donald Fagen - Walk Between Raindrops

 

Nothing says "aging white guy" like Steely Dan. But we gotta be fair, Donald Fagen's a talented fella. This solo album is absolutely dripping with pop hits, and this sweet rainy love song is no exception. Just like rain after dark, there's nothing you can do but enjoy.

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops Gently NSFW

 

And for the younger white guys, there's Basement Jaxx! This club-friendly band made a perfectly enjoyable love song that well captures the thrill of a walk in the rain with someone you love. NSFW because the video contains showgirls that not every boss may approve of. But don't worry, it's all covered.

Mayer Hawthorne - I Wish It Would Rain

 

Ah, the breakup song. Nothing says "you just got dumped" like walking home in the rain. But what if the weather just isn't dramatic enough? It just isn't right! In this song, Mayer explores the greatest fear of ever jilted lover: that maybe the universe really DOESN'T care enough to feel sad for you.

Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain

 

Although the synth line is lovely, you don't listen to this song for the music. You listen to this song for the thirty-seven hundred dollar lynx coat at the end. Now you dismissed.

Weather the storm in our Turntable.fm room with the regular Music Monday enjoyment. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.