This one is also fairly easy. Five songs about rain. Go.
1. “Rain in the Summertime” – The Alarm. An underrated song from the 80s. I like the way this song builds.
2. “Sometimes (Lester Piggot)” – James. An underrated song from the 90s. Also, the only song I can think of about suicide by thunderstorm.
3. “Let it Rain” – The Dream Syndicate. I’m not much of a Clapton fan (my failing, not Clapton’s), but I’ve always been fond of this song, mostly because of this rendition of the Derek and the Dominoes tune. Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde) on background vocals.
4. “So. Central Rain” – REM. Possibly my favorite REM song ever.
5. ‘”Hey Mr. Rain” – Velvet Underground. I feel a little bit bad that none of my songs are from this decade. I’m sure people are still writing songs about rain. But I don’t feel bad about including this one, because I love this sound.