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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.

mossygreen


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First thought:
Can, She Brings the Rain


Second thought:
Supertramp, It's Raining Again


Third thought:
Johnny Rivers, Summer Rain

mossygreen


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Oh yeah, also I'm glad you got out of that well. Which Batman villain trapped you there?

chicken0102


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The pair of Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes "Who'll Stop the Rain" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
"Here Comes the Rain Again" by the Eurythmics
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" by BJ Thomas

Mancho


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A little Bruno Mars?

LarryLars


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Speaking of first thought (:


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Have you checked your Private Messages lately?

tmicoley


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How about Let It Rain by Heavy D

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mossygreen


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Oh crap, I've only been listening to Traffic for, like, 35 years:
Traffic, Rainmaker

And here's the Wombles, again!
Rainmaker

nemo2005


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Eric Clapton-Let It Rain
Peter Gabriel had his Red Rain
Price had his Purple Rain

And to fit both the day and the theme...The Carpenters-Rainy Days and Mondays

Potrod


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First thought:
Rain by The Cult:

www.the-beers.org

dougall


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mossygreen wrote:
And here's the Wombles, again![/youtube]



WooHoo!

Fancy that :D

and on that note..

Big Drops of Rain.
(NSFW)


Why does it always Rain on Me?


naked? ...


penny pinching.


Come on Thunder!


trip trip away.

Mavyn


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Jane Siberry



From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

dougall


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And in the name of 70s British Kid's TV.

idahopotatohead


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I Wish it Would Rain by the Temptations



The Rain, The Park and Other Things by the Cowsills (as heard on Dumb and Dumber)

LarryLars


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Here's one I rarely hear these days:


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Have you checked your Private Messages lately?

cjhughes


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Looks Like Rain,
Box of Rain, and
Cold Rain and Snow by the Grateful Dead
Mission in the Rain by Jerry Garcia
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall,
Buckets of Rain, and
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 by Bob Dylan
Early Morning Rain by Gordon Lightfoot
Rain by Uriah Heep
Kentucky Rain by Elvis Presley
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson
Rain Song by Led Zeppelin

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
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olcubmaster


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Please forgive me for...Laughter in the Rain

and Rainy Days and Mondays (Always Get Me Down)

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

tjamil


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how's about Soul Four Real with Candy Rain

SESteve


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ELO did an entire album side called "Concerto for a Rainy Day" on Out of the Blue. (Remember album sides?)



And there's "I Can't Stand the Rain", right?



My favorite version of "Rainy Days and Mondays" is Cracker's from the "If I Were A Carpenter" tribute album. Which, along with Return of the Grievous Angel, is my all-time favorite tribute album.

Moueska


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Missy Elliot's - "I can't Stand the Rain"
(IT QUALIFIES. HONEST.)

Probably already mentioned:
James Taylor - Fire and Rain
Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain

Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
The Weathergirls - "It's Raining Men"

strawhousepig


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Local favorites. Well, a dozen years and a lifetime ago... The Weird Lovemakers - Smells Like Rain


No one?

* Doh! Mouska snuck in while I was nabbing vids!

Couple from Stevie Ray Vaughn



And one more from Zeppelin. The good part of the song at least! >:D


And one more Zep -

miken927


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I Bet on Sky

strawhousepig


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Oh yeah, how could I forget?

miken927


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Moueska wrote:
The Weathergirls - "It's Raining Men"




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I Bet on Sky

dougall


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Moueska wrote:
The Weathergirls - "It's Raining Men"



no... it's raining cookies.

olcubmaster


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Rainy Day Man by Bonnie Raitt

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

dougall


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Always stay the same... seems to last for ages


every time it rains, you're here in my head


drip, drip, drip



and to remind me of my rainy little hometown :-

the wind that brings the rain is making me older

CatCK


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"November Rain" from Guns N' Roses

"Rainy Night in Georgia" by Brook Benton




"Rhapsody in the Rain" by Lou Christie

mossygreen


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dougall wrote:And in the name of 70s British Kid's TV.


Good lord, what Paddington plot justified a four-minute Singing in the Rain tribute? Don't get me wrong, it was lovely, but unless they did a all-British animation tribute to That's Entertainment how did it fit in a children's show?

mossygreen


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Took me this long to remember Gary Numan's I Sing Rain. Shameful, really.


Also, while I was looking for this song:

I found this song:

which I didn't know existed, but which is thematically appropriate.

dougall


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mossygreen wrote:Good lord, what Paddington plot justified a four-minute Singing in the Rain tribute? Don't get me wrong, it was lovely, but unless they did a all-British animation tribute to That's Entertainment how did it fit in a children's show?


from memory he had been to the pictures watching singing in the rain, and it was raining when he left. that's where the clip starts, on the steps of the theatre.

it's kid's TV, who says a plot is necessary... It just needs to be entertaining!

strawhousepig


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Couple more.

The Doors - Riders On The Storm


And that crossover country classic from Eddie Rabbit - I Love A Rainy Night