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This is a list of songs about Wikipedia:rain. It is a very frequent topic of song lyrics and titles,[1] including many memorable and emotional songs.[2] Rain is a recurring motif for bad news and low spirits.[3]

The topic of songs about rain has received attention in many newspapers and similar media, lists having been published by (inter alia) the Wikipedia:Daily Telegraph,[3][4] the Wikipedia:Palm Beach Post,[5] Wikipedia:U-T San Diego,[6] Wikipedia:Yahoo![1] and[2]

In 2003 American country music artist Wikipedia:Gary Allan even released a song called "Wikipedia:Songs About Rain", complaining about hearing too many songs on this topic on the radio at a time of personal sadness.

Wikipedia:Bollywood films include many songs set in Wikipedia:monsoon rains, which add intensity to the delight or distress of the scene.[7]

Fans of the Wikipedia:Grateful Dead recount several occasions when the band's performances of songs about rain were precursors of rainstorms.[8]

Modern country, pop and rockEdit

Nursery rhymesEdit

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Rod Little (2 November 2013). "Top 40 Songs About Rain". Retrieved 23 May 2014. "more songs have been written about rain than any other weather condition, and almost as many rain songs have been written as there are break-up songs or love songs" 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bill Lamb. "Top 10 Rain Songs". Top 40/Pop. Retrieved 23 May 2014. "Rain songs are some of the most memorable and intensely emotional of pop hits." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Omer Ali (20 Feb 2014). "The 10 best pop songs about rain". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 May 2014. "As a reliable symbol for bad news and low spirits, rain often crops up in the lyrics to pop songs" 
  4. "30 great songs about rain". Wikipedia:Daily Telegraph. February 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. Andrew Abramson (14 June 2011). "20 Greatest “Rain” Songs of All Time (to stop the drought)". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  6. Matthew T. Hall (28 February 2014). "22 best and 3 worst rain songs of all time". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  7. Sukanya Verma (14 June 2012). "The Top 25 Rain Songs In Bollywood". Mumbai, India: Retrieved 23 May 2014. "rain songs capturing the essence of downpour-triggered delight or distress…" 
  8. Robert G. Weiner, Template:Google books. Wikipedia:Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999. ISBN 978-0313305696
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 Francesca Beauman (2007), "A Selection of Songs to Sing in the Rain", Everything But the Kitchen Sink: What Every Modern Woman Needs to Know (Simon and Schuster): p. 148, Template:Citation/identifier 
  10. The Annotated "Looks Like Rain"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Carolyn Hewitson (2013), Water, p. 19, Template:Citation/identifier 
  12. Terry Pierce (2007), Forecasting Fun: Weather Nursery Rhymes, Template:Citation/identifier 
  13. Linda Alchin (2013), The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes, p. 38, Template:Citation/identifier 

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