We have now had rain for almost three days and nights. Over sixty-four hours of precipitation, in varying degrees of intensity. From torrential, to steady, via just plain irritating droplets, it has fallen with relentless determination for so long, I can still hear it when it stops raining so hard. In fact, I am no longer able to tell whether or not it has stopped, as the sound of it falling has invaded my very thoughts. With this in mind (pun intended), I have considered a musical post, of songs appropriate to this nuisance.
Rhythm of the Rain. A massive hit for the Cascades, from 1962, this little-played song is actually one of the biggest hits of the 20th Century. The tinkling piano suggests the falling rain. It doesn’t sound much like what is falling here.
I Can’t Stand the Rain. Written and recorded by Ann Peebles, in 1973, this soul ballad pretty much sums up my last year in Norfolk. It also uses tinkling piano to suggest rain. Nowhere near fast or hard enough though.
Here Comes the Rain Again. From 1984, Annie Lennox sings this Eurythmics hit. Says it all really…
Purple Rain. In the same year, Prince recorded this huge hit, which later became a film of the same name. I doubt my Norfolk rain is anywhere near purple, but it is making me blue. (See what I did there?)
Raining In My Heart. Back to 1958, for this Buddy Holly classic, which is actually about when it is not raining. If only…
Just the five suggestions tonight. It has already begun to rain harder again as I type, hitting the window of my small room. Anymore would be just too depressing.