Daily Top Five: Songs About Rain

Rain is often associated with gloom or sadness and there’s plenty of that in country music, but it turns out that country music can be surprisingly positive about rain too. These are some of my favorite songs about rain that also happen to embrace rain, but feel free to list your favorite rain songs in general.

1. Kasey Chambers & Ashley Dallas, “Wish it Would Rain”
2. Eddie Rabbit, “I Love a Rainy Night”
3. Eli Young Band, “When it Rains”
4. Luke Bryan, “Rain is a Good Thing”
5. The Judds, “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain”


  1. Zac Brown Band – “Let It Rain”
    Blackhawk – “I Sure Can Smell The Rain”
    Kathy Mattea – “Nobody’s Gonna Rain on Our Parade”

    And if we count compounds with “rain” in them, then let’s include
    Tanya Tucker – “Lizzie and the Rainman”

  2. I’ll start with the obvious:
    “Songs About Rain” -Gary Allan

    “Georgia Rain” -Trisha Yearwood
    “Rain Finally Coming Down” -Josh Abbott Band
    “Mississippi’s Cryin'” -Margaret Durante (now Maggie Rose)
    “Now I Pray for Rain” -Neal McCoy
    “Kissin’ in the Rain” -Toby Keith

  3. Rainy Night In Georgia – Brook Benton
    Rhythm of the Rain – The Cascades
    Raining In My Heart – Slim Harpo or Hank Williams, Jr.

  4. 1.Gary Allan- Songs About Rain
    2.Steve Holy- Come On Rain
    3.Willie Nelson- Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    4.Steve Wariner- Holes In The Floor Of Heaven
    5.Jo Dee Messina- Bring On The Rain

  5. Clint Black – Like the Rain (the first country song I ever heard

    Shedaisy – I wish I were the Rain

    Keith Urban – Raining on Sunday

    Garth Brooks – thunder rolls (it took me a while to understand what this song really means but originally my first thought was dark and stormy night and it he gets poured on in the music video)

    Zac Brown Band – Let it Rain.

  6. Waylon Jennings – “Rainy Day Woman”
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – “Stand a Little Rain”
    Ronnie Milsap – “Smoky Mountain Rain”
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”
    Restless Heart – “Memphis Rain”

    Bonus: Going with a couple of compound words using rain:
    “Where Rainbows Never Die” – The Steeldrivers
    “Chasin That Neon Rainbow” – Alan Jackson

  7. 1. Mark Chesnutt, “Let It Rain”
    2. Keith Whitley, “I’m No Stranger To The Rain”
    3. Pam Tillis, “Mandolin Rain”
    4. Tim McGraw, “She’s My Kind of Rain”
    5. Wynonna Judd, “Come Some Rainy Day”

  8. 1. Anne Murray – Wrong End of the Rainbow
    2. Lisa Brokop – Rain On the River
    3. Julie Roberts – Rain On a Tin Roof
    4. Everly Brothers – Crying in the Rain
    5. Gordon Lightfoot – Rainy Day People

  9. The Mavericks – Here Comes the Rain
    Gary Allan – Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)
    Reba – It Always Rains on Saturday
    George Strait – Every Time It Rains (Lord Don’t It Pour)

  10. My five:

    1. RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA–Brook Benton
    2. KENTUCKY RAIN–Elvis Presley
    3. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN–The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt (later done by LR acolyte Martina McBride)
    4. THE RAINS CAME–Freddy Fender
    5. WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN?–Creedence Clearwater Revival

  11. 1. I’m Know Stranger To The Rain: Keith Whitley
    2. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain: Willie Nelson
    3. The Thunder Rolls: Garth Brooks
    4. Raining On Sunday: Keith Urban
    5. Rainy Day In June: Alan Jackson

    Non-Country Favorites:
    -Who’ll Stop The Rain: CCR
    -Kentucky Rain: Elvis
    -Crying In The Rain: The Everly Brother

  12. Patty Griffin- “Rain”
    Robert Earl Kean- “Not a Drop of Rain”
    Townes Van Zandt- “None But the Rain”
    Guy Clark- “Rain in Durango”
    The Little Willies- “Easy as the Rain”

  13. Tammy Wynette- Crying In The Rain
    Reba- Fallin’ Rain
    Blackhawk- I Sure Can Smell The Rain
    Emily West- Blue Sky
    Ronnie Milsap- Smoky Mountain Rain

  14. In memory of the great Lynn Anderson:
    Rose Garden (“there’s got to be a little rain sometimes”)

    We’re all experiencing a little rain with the loss of this wonderful woman. Prayers to all her loved ones. She’ll be missed for sure.

  15. 1. Chasin That neon Rainbow (Because after all you need rain for a rainbow)
    2. Rainy Day Woman
    3, Holes in the Floor of Heaven
    4. Smoky Mountain Rain
    5. I’m no Stranger to the rain

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