Rain!

It’s been very dry in my part of the world, to the point where it seemed like most of the province was on fire. We’ve finally gotten some serious rain today and it’s awesome! There’s even been some thunder, which we almost never get on the island.

I love the sound of the rain, but we don’t get much of it out here during the summer. If you’re missing the rain too, here are some rain sound generators:

simplyrain is one of the simplest. It automatically starts playing, so you don’t have to do anything to it if you don’t want to, but you can adjust the volume, rain intensity, and the amount of thunder. It allows you to set a sleep timer too.

raining.fm is also really simple, works pretty much the same way as simplyrain.

naturesoundsfor.me lets you create your own customized ambient soundtrack with beach sounds, creeks, different types of rain, birdsong, frogs, and more. It allows you to download your creation  too.

soundrown lets you mix and max a bunch of different soundscapes including rain, coffee shop, birdsong, fire, and more. Very simple controls,

rainycafe gives you only two soundscapes which you can toggle off and on and adjust the volume of independently.

All of these do pretty much the same thing, it’s really just a matter of which rain sound you like better.

And here are some rain themed songs to celebrate finally getting some rain!

Hey I’m a 90s kid, I’ll always have this weird fondness for Guns N’ Roses.

At this point I feel like I should prove I’ve listened to anything produced after 2000.

This one’s a little bit of a stretch for the rain theme, but hey the word rain is in there a couple of times.

Hey readers, what are your favourite rain songs?

5 thoughts on “Rain!

  1. ~sigh~ It’s been far too long since we’ve had anything you could call rain in the Bay Area, either. Love the roundup of online rain sounds — I haven’t used that sort of thing as much since I bought a little plug-into-the-wall device for that, but still going to bookmark those.

    As far as my (ridiculously underused) “rain” playlist goes…

    Ace Of Base – Everytime It Rains
    Everly Brothers/A-Ha (depending on whether you prefer the 50’s or the 80’s) – Crying In The Rain
    Belinda Carlisle – Summer Rain
    Billie Myers – Kiss the Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain
    The Cowsills – Rain, The Park, and Other Things
    Dee Clark – Raindrops
    Erasure – Rain
    The Ronettes – Walking In The Rain
    Singin’ In The Rain (from the movie of the same title, or the cover by Taco — again one of those 50’s or 80’s choices)
    Tina Turner – I Can’t Stand The Rain
    The Carpenters (or Paul Williams, who wrote the song… I love his version) — Rainy Days And Mondays
    Moby – Raining Again
    Les Miserables soundtrack – A Little Fall Of Rain
    Cowboy Bebop soundtrack – Rain
    James Taylor – Fire And Rain

    That’s a selection from my list 😀 I’d dig these all up on YouTube/Soundcloud/etc. but I don’t recall how long it’s been since I last commented here, and I don’t want to see this get dumped into the spam box because it’s got dozens of links! I’m one of those “long-time fans who rarely comments…” or something like that.

    • I’ll give this a shot with the videos…

      Ace Of Base – Everytime It Rains

      Every Brothers – Crying In The Rain

      A-Ha – Crying In The Rain

      Belinda Carlisle – Summer Rain

      Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain

      The Cowsills – Rain, The Park, and Other Things

      Dee Clark – Raindrops

      Erasure – Rain

      The Ronettes – Walking In The Rain

      Singin’ in the Rain

      Taco – Singin’ in the Rain

      Tina Turner – I Can’t Stand The Rain

      Carpenters – Rainy Days And Mondays

      Paul Williams – Rainy Days and Mondays

      Moby – Raining Again

      Les Misérables – A Little Fall Of Rain (Original London Cast)

      Cowboy Bebop – Rain

      James Taylor – Fire And Rain

      Crossing my fingers that this works as expected… if I’ve read the WordPress documentation correctly, those ought to all show up as embedded videos just like Stabbity’s in the original post 😀

  2. If you want drought songs, John Williamson “Send down the rain” is the plaintive country version from Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtFNZriWsGg (they know about drought in Australia :))

    A couple from Aotearoa: JPSE “I like rain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLSgk78IfNM is nice and The Chills “rain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnw54kkC5wQ

    We also have more Australian versions, Williamson again with “Raining on the Rock” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4mTKcJfnnE and Hunters and Collectors “January Rain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mevPxtcNTYs or less hard rock “Early Mornin’ Rain” from Peter Paul and Mary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OCnHNk2Hac

    The Irish know all about rain… Enya, “It’s in the rain”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4wU1qvD9Vc

    Hopefully your antispamlifier will let all the youtube links through

    • Those are all fantastic tracks! I really dig the sound of The Chills and Hunters & Collectors, have to look up more of their work.

      And the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience is just delightful, too! PP&M is always good, and that’s a track I hadn’t heard before (also R.I.P. Mary Travers… ~sigh~)

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