This Rainy Day Playlist Will Keep You Dry Today

30 Sep

It’s a rainy, wet day here in Boston. Looks like it’s raining in a bunch of other places too.

That makes it the perfect day to listen to my rainy day playlist.

That’s right. Not only do I have a summer playlist and a July 4th playlist, I have one for rainy days too.

Like those others, all the songs on this playlist have one thing in common: They reference a word — in this case, “rain” (or some variant of it) — in a significant way. (Or it’s “Umbrella,” which, I guess, is so essential to this mix that four versions of it are included.)

Here’s what’s on my rainy day playlist, in no particular order:

1. “Rain King” – Counting Crows

2. “Umbrella” – Rihanna (with Jay-Z)

3. “Some Cold Rainy Day” – Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Cory Chisel

4. “Sweet Rain” – Train

5. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” – The Commitments

6. “Another Rainy Day” – Corinne Bailey Rae

7.Tender Umbrella (Rihanna vs General Public)” – Party Ben

8. “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” – Bob Dylan

9. “The Rain Song” – Hootie & the Blowfish

10. “Raining Again” – Moby

11. “Fool in the Rain” – Led Zeppelin

12. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” – B.J. Thomas

13. “South Central Rain” – Hem

14. “Umbrella” – Train

15. “Rainy Day” – Coldplay

16. “Rainy Season” – Marc Cohn

17. “Please Don’t Stop the Rain” – James Morrison

18. “The Rain” – Swell Season

19. “Don’t Rain on My Parade” – Bobby Darin

20. “Here Comes the Rain Again” – Eurythmics

21. “If the Rain Must Fall” – James Morrison

22. “Purple Rain” – Prince

23. “Mandolin Rain” – Bruce Hornsby

24. “Umbrella” – John West

25. “Rainy Days and Mondays” – The Carpenters

26. “Rainy Days” – Mary J. Blige (featuring Ja Rule)

27. “Singin’ in the Rain” – Jamie Cullum

28. “Dirty Rain” – Ryan Adams

29. “Summer Rain” – Matthew Morrison

30. “Crying in the Rain” – Art Garfunkel

31. “Who’ll Stop the Rain” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

32. “Raining in Baltimore” – Counting Crows

33. “Rainy Night in Georgia” – Brook Benton

I need to create a Spotify playlist so you all can listen along with me. But in the meantime, know that on rainy days like today, this is the playlist that’s keeping me dry.

What songs have I missed? Make your suggestions in the comments field below.

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