The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Rain”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Rain.” “Rain” is the b-side to “Paperback Writer.” Today you can find “Rain” on The Beatles “Past Masters Vol. 2.” “Rain” was written by John Lennon. It was inspired by The Beatles arrival in Melbourne, Australia. It was raining so hard that John said “I’ve never seen it rain as hard as that except in Tahiti. Also it was inspired by people complaining about the weather all time time.No doubt also a song influenced by John’s use of LSD during this period of time. This has to be the greatest Beatles b-side. One of the things that really stands out on this in addition to Paul’s bass playing is Ringo’s drums. This is in my opinion Ringo’s finest performance. Ringo would comment that it was his best recorded performance too. Excellent. John Lennon: vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: backing vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: backing vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums and tambourine. The song was recorded on April 14 and 16,1966 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Rain” on a scale of 1 to 5 ***** a classic.

  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranks “Rain” at #98 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs’ list. Spignesi and Lewis has it at #93 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs” list. I would rank the song much higher.
  • “Rain” reached #23 -as a b-side on the American Top 100 chart.
  • Length of song 2:59.

Rain {Lennon-McCartney}

If the rain comes they run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead
If the rain comes, if the rain comes
When the sun shines they slip into the shade (When the sun shines down)
And drink their lemonade (When the sun shines down)
When the sun shines, when the sun shines
Rain, I don’t mind Shine, the weather’s fine
I can show you that when it starts to rain (When the rain comes down)
Everything’s the same (When the rain comes down)
I can show you, I can show you
Rain, I don’t mind Shine, the weather’s fine
Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines (When it rains and shines)
It’s just a state of mind? (When it rains and shines)
Can you hear me, can you hear me?
Sdaeh rieht edih dna nur yeht semoc niar eht fI (Rain) (Rain)
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