Billboard #1 Hits: #499: ‘ I Love A Rainy Night’- Eddie Rabbitt – February 28, 1981. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘I Love A Rainy Night’- Eddie Rabbitt
- Record Company- Elektra
- Genre: Country Rock
- Written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens
- Time: 3:08
- B-side:”Short Road To Love’
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #53 in UK Singles Chart.
Eddie Rabbitt was born Edward Thomas Rabbitt in Brooklyn, New York in 1941. He enjoyed a string of country hits in the 1970’s -then first crossed into the pop charts with the theme song from the movie “Every Which Way But Loose” in 1979. He would have eight Top 40 hits- with “I Love A Rainy Night” being his only #1. My favorite Eddie Rabbitt song also had rain as a subject- he wrote ‘Kentucky Rain’ which Elvis had a hit with in 1969. The back to back country #1’s on the pop chart- of “9 to 5′- Dolly Parton and “I Love A Rainy Night’- Eddie Rabbitt is the last time two country songs have been #1 back to back on the Billboard Hot 100.