10 songs about the rain

Yesterday it rain continuously in Washington DC for at least 24 hours.  I have been  living in D.C.  for 7 years and I have never experienced this crazy amount of rain;  I reminded me of  Bogotá of my soul. I guess what bothered me the most is that I wasn’t ready for it and off course the city was a mess.  Last night I couldn’t sleep, maybe I had too much coffee during the day, maybe all the driving in the rain got to me, what ever the reason was; I was awake for a long time.  As I was laying down in bed, listening to the constant rain, I started to sing – in my mind – songs about rain, and I came up with 10 great songs about rain, from salsa, to adult contemporary, you name it! .   I guess rain has inspired many great songs.  I don’t know if snow has the same effect on people, the only song I know about snow is Frosty the Snowman.

So here is my list of great song about the atmospheric phenomenon that is the rain (Lluvia in Spanish):

  1. Singing in the Rain – Gene Kelly: I love this song because it gives a positive spin on something so annoying, like the rain.  I wish I could have that positive attitude every time it rains, but I just get frustrated.
  2. November Rain – Guns n Roses: This song was very influential in my younger years, it is fantastic and I just don’t have enough words to express how much I like it.  The piano intro is unforgettable and Slash is the best guitar player ever.
  3. Lluvia – Eddie Santiago:  Eddie Santiago is the king of a subgenre called porno-salsa… His songs are about desire and sweaty sheets.  Most of them are tacky and dramatic, but he sings with so much heart that it is almost impossible not to like him.
  4. Blame it on the Rain – Milli Vanilli:  Who didn’t sing Blame it on the Rain or Don’t forget my Number?  Please don’t deny it, everybody liked Milli Vanilli at some point in their lives,  their catchy songs, the leggings and wide shoulder suits will always stay in our memory, despite the scandal.
  5. Gotas de Lluvia – Grupo Niche:  El Grupo Niche is one of Colombia’s Salsa embassadors to the world.  Their songs are in the hearts of every colombian and Gotas de Lluvia is not the exception.  I remember I knew all the dance steps featured in the video.. DISASTER
  6. No ha parado de Llover – Mana:  Some people say that Mana is the Latin U2, I really don’t see the resemblance.  I’m not a big fan of Mana, but I like this song.
  7. Why does it always rain on me – Travis:  Travis has amazing songs and this one is fantastic, it captures the mood I’m in when ever it rains.
  8. No Rain: Blind Melon:  This song is a Classic!
  9. Kiss the rain: Billie Myers:  Beautiful ballad
  10. I can see clearly now – Johnny Nash: Great song

I hope you guys enjoyed my music selection, and I also hope it doesn’t rain today again!


5 responses

  1. Also “Bring on the Rain” By Jo Dee Messina. Great song for inspiration!

    October 1, 2010 at 8:28 am

  2. Meme

    Excelente TOP 10!!!!!!!! Te acuerdas de que le cantábamos a la profe se Geografía “nubia”, en vez de “lluvia”? jajajajajaja…

    October 1, 2010 at 8:56 am

    • jajajjaja Meme,no me acordaba de eso! Que memoria!

      October 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

  3. Meme

    Helen!!! Memoria no!!! Es que todavía cada vez que suena canto “nubia” en vez de “lluvia!” JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJ…

    October 1, 2010 at 10:52 am

    • No Meme, Dejemonos de vainas…. si?

      October 1, 2010 at 11:10 am

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