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Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on April 21, 2009, 08:41:
so it's a rainy day here and I am trying to think of some good dark rainy music, all genre.

I have:

Riders on the Storm, Doors
Kentucky Rain, Elvis
Ain't no Sunshine
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on April 21, 2009, 09:15:
Pinch Me - The Barenaked Ladies
Loser - 3 Doors Down
One Hand In My Pocket - Alanis Morrisette
Mr. Bojangles - BJ Thomas
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
*Fixing A Hole - The Beatles
*No Rain - Blind Mellon
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan ... hehe
Long December - Counting Crows
Waiting For the Sun - The Doors
Misery - Green Day
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas
*3 AM - Matchbox 20
The Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel
*Kathy's Song - Simon & Garfunkel

*denotes a song that specifically mentions rain
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on April 21, 2009, 10:09:

Rain* -- The Beatles

(* Basic template for just about every Oasis song -- you almost can hear Liam singing "in the sun-shee-yine..." )
Posted by Richard Wolf VI (Member # 4993) on April 21, 2009, 13:09:
Hold Back The Rain - Duran Duran
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics

I love synths [hearts]
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on April 21, 2009, 14:20:
REM - I'll Take the Rain
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on April 21, 2009, 14:56:
while trying to remember Rain by the Cult, I came across this..

In the Early Morning Rain (by Gordon Lightfood) ha ha. That should be Lightfoot!
Posted by Callipygous (Member # 2071) on April 21, 2009, 15:37:
There's Buddy Holly's "Raining in My Heart" of course, but in a similar vein, I also like The Cascades "The Rhythm of the Rain"

Or maybe if it's damp dull and grey, why not pour yourself a glass of 100% pure musical sunshine. Play it loud and dance about looking foolish. Your cats won't mind.... much.
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on April 21, 2009, 18:41:
"Singing in the rain" from the soundtrack to 'A Clockwork Orange'.
Posted by geekygoddess (Member # 15702) on April 21, 2009, 18:45:
Hmmm, when I think of rainy days, I think of cuddling all day long with somebody special, and never leaving the bedroom, except for refreshments...and the music I like to hear is some good ole James Morrison..."Please don't stop the Rain" of my favs....sorry did not mean to thread jack...just thinking is all:)
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on April 21, 2009, 21:26:
"Have You Ever Seen Rain" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Who Will Stop The Rain" - Asia

Edit: My iTunes library also has...
"A Gentle Rain" - Amy Hayashi-Jones
"Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel
"Rhythm of the Rain" - The Cascades <-- Double-edit. Looks like Calli already mentioned this one.
"A Day Without Rain" - Enya
"Fool in the Rain" - Led Zeppelin
"Heavy Cloud No Rain" - Sting
"Watercolours in the Rain" - Roxette
"Coloured Rain" - Traffic

I'm too tired to keep going.
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on April 21, 2009, 22:43:
Out Of The Rain - Clan Of Xymox
(No One) Not Even The Rain - The Charlatans
Southern Rain - Cowboy Junkies
The Sun & The Rainfall - Depeche Mode
It Can't Rain All the Time - Jane Siberry
The Rain Within Her Hands - Bella Morte
Happy When It Rains - The Jesus & Mary Chain
Nine Million Rainy Days - The Jesus & Mary Chain
Prayers For Rain - The Cure
Shadows In The Rain - The Police
So. Central Rain - R.E.M.
Rain - Tones On Tail
Mulu The Rain Forest - Thomas Dolby
Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
Rain From Heaven - The Sisterhood
Don't Always Look At The Rain - Howard Jones
Drops, Rain, And Sea - Love Spirals Downwards
Ocean Rain - Echo & the Bunnymen
Raining Tears Of Blood - Chris & Cosey
Rainfall - Hungry Lucy

I'll stop there, I have even more!
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on April 22, 2009, 08:24:
I can't believe everybody (including me) forgot Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday (a.k.a. "the Chocolate Rain Kid").
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on April 22, 2009, 08:39:
Two by Vangelis: "Tears in rain" (from Blade Runner) and "Metallic rain" (a nice tune found on his "Direct" CD)
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on April 22, 2009, 11:24:
Come on people.......

what about It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls [Big Grin]

But I suppose that the original brief was "dark rainy music" so I will also suggest Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath.

....and also Black Rain by Mostly Autumn.
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on April 23, 2009, 09:41:
Oh yeah, how about "Love Reign O'er Me" by The Who?
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on April 24, 2009, 14:28:
Famous blue raincoat - Leonard Cohen
I can't stand the rain - Janis Joplin
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on April 24, 2009, 20:07:
"Thank You" - Dido
Or the Eminem'ed version, "Stan"

Apparently someone at Apple agrees with me on the Dido song -- it shows up in an iTunes Essentials list called... wait for it... Rainy Day Songs. (The direct link is, but I think there is a JoT iTunes link around here somewhere that you should use if you buy anything.)
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on April 24, 2009, 20:43:
For dark music on a rainy day, nothing tops one of the first choices. "Riders on the Storm". When you look up "way out there" in the dictionary, you get Jim Morrison's picture next to the article.
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on April 24, 2009, 21:21:
Oooh...iTunes is reminding of another one, sort of:
Paranoid Android !!

(With heavy chorus of 'rain down, rain down, come on rain down on me...')
Posted by JamesDublin (Member # 6177) on April 28, 2009, 14:58:
"It's Raining Again" by Supertramp!
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on April 28, 2009, 17:32:
"Dreaming While You Sleep" by Genesis has a fleeting mention of rain
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on April 28, 2009, 18:21:
I have no idea why I associate some of these with rainy days. Probably the mood of the song.

From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea) - The Decemberists
The Bagman's Gambit - The Decemberists
Put Your Lights On - Santana and Everlast
Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
Blood Roses - Tori Amos
Only Happy When it Rains - Garbage
Riders on the Storm - The Doors
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Shimmer - Fuel
Everybody Hurts - REM
Drive - REM
Shanty for the Arethusea - The Decemberists
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on April 28, 2009, 23:15:
Three Decemberists tracks on a list of only twelve!

[Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on April 29, 2009, 14:23:
/me takes a bow

My general crap-weather list is longer - those were just the ones that cover rain. I have others for snow and full conditions. Most of my weather-related selections are based on mood rather than the actual lyrics - the second song in The Tain (Decemberists again) perfectly conveys what it's like to wait out a storm on a big mountain, even though the lyrics have absolutely jackshit to do with weather. Even after I threw out everything not rainy, I had to put another squeeze on the selection because just about anything I associate with HS I also associate with rain, so I just picked songs that, on a balance, were more rainy than nostalgic (if that makes any sense). Growing up in Seattle does that to you. [Wink]

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