Rain, Rain, Go Away

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 in Recent posts by .

Here at Songlines HQ, we thought if we compiled some of our favourite rainy day songs, we’d actually enjoy the weather and, dare we say it, appease the rain gods into leaving us alone this weekend…

Simon Broughton, Editor-in-chief
The brilliant ‘Sorutihudu Maniya Maligi’, the last song on Raghu Dixit’s album. A Sufi-inspired song that begins with a thunderclap, drops of rain on the guitar and says ‘The roof is leaking, the roof is leaking with ignorance…

Nathaniel Handy, News Editor
My big fave would have to be Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Who’ll Stop the Rain?’ Springsteen plays it at every rain sodden one of his gigs, and it often does miraculously stop the rain!

Alexandra Petropoulos, Subscriptions Manager and Social Media Editor
I’ve recently come across the beautiful ‘Gu Qin’ by A Moving Sound based on a 11th century poem by Su Shi – ‘Don’t mind the rain beating on the leaves. Let’s walk slowly while humming a tune.’

Tatiana Rucinska, Listings Editor
Mine would be ‘Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain’ by Ladysmith Black Mambazo from the album Shaka Zulu


What are your favourite rainy day tracks? 

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    2 Responses to “Rain, Rain, Go Away”

    1. Dominic Says:

      Pula Ea Na by Hugh Masekela

    2. Maria Gallipoli Says:

      I really like “Rain please go away” by Alison Krauss & Union Station from their album “Lonely Runs Both Ways”.