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14 Rainy Day Songs to Get You Moving

By , Alicia Capetillo, Staff Writer
Ah, rain. Some people love it—The smell! The soothing sound!—while others despise it—Wet shoes! My hair!—but no matter your opinion, we can all agree that the rain has inspired some pretty killer songs. With beach season coming just after these April showers, spring is the perfect time to take your training to the next level and we’ve got just the tunes to get you moving. Embrace spring’s rainy days with this eclectic rain-inspired playlist.

Rihanna – Umbrella

The Weather Girls – It's Raining Men

Joshua Radin – Your Rainy Days

Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now

Adele – Set Fire to the Rain

Blind Melon – No Rain

Led Zeppelin – Fool In The Rain

Buddy Guy – Feels Like Rain

Counting Crows – Rain King

Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten

Missy Elliott – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

Eurythmics – Here Comes the Rain Again

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Gene Kelly – Singin' In The Rain

What's your favorite rain-inspired song? Let us know in the comments!

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Taking the first footstep with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered paradise. - ZOROASTER ~ 5/21/18 Report
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I prefer the Geri Halliwell version of "It's Raining Men", but all in all a good list of rain songs! Report
Thank you Sparks for all the rainy Day songs! Report
Love all your rainy day songs Sparks! :-):-) Report
Wonderful! Thank you for all the rainy day songs! Report
Awesome. Thank you Report
I never knew there were so many songs about rain. It would be fun to research the ones I have never heard. Report
Prince's Purple Rain
Phil Collins I Wish It Would Rain
Kirk Franklin Melodies from Heaven Rain Down on Me
Carl Thomas Summer Rain
New Edition Can You Stand the Rain

God bless & enjoy the rain....

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My #1 Rain song: Love Unlimited - Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love followed by Dramatics - In The Rain
props for having missy AND the eurythmics on the list - those were my instant thoughts for 'rainy day jams'! just came back from a walk in the rain myself - couldn't wipe the smile off my face...feels a lot more virtuous motivating yourself in the rain ;) Report
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Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Africa - by Toto
Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain - Willie Report
I love it! It's so hard to get motivated when it's ugly outside. I think I will get some of these songs together for the next rainy day. Report
I'm only happy when it rains - Garbage
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
I've seen fire and I've seen rain - James Taylor
Penny Lane - the Beatles
Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
Somewhere over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
A Few of my Favorite Things - Julie Andrews
The Rain in Spain - My Fair Lady
Thunder only Happens when it's Raining - Stevie Nicks
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Shine - Collective Soul
Come Rain or Come Shine - Eric Clapton/BB King
A Foggy Day - Frank Sinatra
Driving Rain - Government Mule
Water - The Who
Let it Rain - Eric Clapton
Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Purple Rain - Prince
Ain't no Sunshine - Bill Withers
3 AM - Matchbox 20
You were meant for me - Jewel
Floods - Pantera
Flood - Jars of Clay
Rain in Blood - Slayer
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
November Rain - Guns & Roses
Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog
Don't Rain on my Parade - Barbra Streisand
I don't care if the sun don't shine - Patti Page
April Showers - Bambi
I made it through the rain - Barry Manilow

I'm from a place famous for rain - what do you expect?

"Stand in the Rain" by Superchick Report
George Ezra - Did You Hear the Rain? Report
How about Kentucky Rain Elvis Presley ;Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Bj Thomas; The Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks. Report
"I Love the Rain," by The Real Tuesday Weld. Report
Another vote for "Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage...
"Rain" - Madonna
"Mandolin Rain" - Bruce Hornsby
"Candy Rain" - Soul IV Real
"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - Bob Dylan
"Remember When It Rained" - Josh Groban
"Thunder Only Happens When It's Raining" - Fleetwood Mac
And... "She's A Rainbow" - Rolling Stones Report
can you stand the rain by new edition Report
Why does it have to have "rain" in the title? I like "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra! Report
Or "Driving my Life Away" by Eddie Rabbit Report
Laughter in the Rain (Neil Sedaka) Report
What about "It's Raining Men" & "I Can't Stand the Rain"? Not to mention "McAurther's Park". Report
Do you like pina caladas? Getting caught in the rain? I like that one and so many of the others as well! Report
Taco's version of Singin' in the Rain from the 80's. Fabulous! Report
Rainy Day People, Gordon Lightfoot Report
Purple Rain - Prince Report
I'm Only Happy When It Rains, by Garbage


Bus Stop, by The Hollies

Rain by the Beatles! Report
Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard... Report
"Rain" by the Cult will get you moving! Report
I always like "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by BJ Thomas - it's such s peppy joyful song!

LATER 4.19.2017 - I'm adding all these suggestions to a Spotify List. The link won't work properly here in Comments - but if you copy and paste and then delete the should get to Spotify at least. If you aren't already a member (it's a free account) then it will want you to join, in order to find my msdrpepper account there (and to see other SP related Music Blogs).

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Every storm runs out of rain by Gary Allen.
Fool in the rain by Led Zepplin (or covered by O.A.R.) Report
"In The Early Morning Rain" - Gordon Lightfoot Report
wow.. how wonderful to open your blog this morning. I woke up to a raining morning. My favorite song here is Have you ever seen the rain? Love it. Maybe I will step outside and will be singing' in the rain. LOL Report
Garbage -- "I'm only happy when it rains..." Report
Eddie Rabbitt - "I Love a Rainy Night" Report
Thanks for the list. Report
I was happy to see Joshua Radin in this blog...and of course, a gal named BEATLETOT agrees with KNITFIEND! Report
"Rain" by the Beatles
"Rhythm of the Falling Rain" by Ricky Nelson