Feb 09

Rainy Day Songs

I’m not really the kind of guy who likes to say “I told you so,” but . . .

Okay, maybe I am that kind of guy. Because I couldn’t wait to brag about how I nailed my Grammy picks.

Granted, I only predicted four categories. But I got ‘em all. Four-for-four.

So there, Entertainment Weekly!

Anyway, as I was driving to work today, there was quite a bit of rain (as opposed to snow up north), and I got to thinking about rainy day songs.

You feel a list coming on?

Here’s today’s Top Ten List (Rainy Songs):

10. “I Love a Rainy Night,” Eddie Rabbit.  Not exactly a great song, but it’s appropriate.

9. “November Rain,” Guns N’ Roses. One of the few GnR songs I can get into. Plus, the video had nice images.

8. “Fire and Rain,” James Taylor. JT has the perfect, comforting voice for rainy day songs.

 7. “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” Creedence Clearwater Revival. In the Vietnam era, it was really a protest song.

6.  “Riders on the Storm,” The Doors. Radio DJ’s love to play this when it rains. It even has storm noises in the song.

5. “Only Happy When it Rains,” Garbage. This American band led by a Scottish singer started out strong, then cooled dramatically. This is probably their best known song.

4. “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” B.J. Thomas. This song, written for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” was an Oscar winner and a huge hit. Also used in “Forrest Gump” and Spider-Man 2.”

3. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” Creedence Clearwater Revival. They weren’t together long, but long enough to put out two good rain songs.

2. “Here Comes the Rain Again,” The Eurythmics. There isn’t an 80s compilation that doesn’t have this one.

1. “Dreams,” Fleetwood Mac.Thunder only happens . . .

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