Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sonic Sunday: April Showers, Pt. 2

Photo by AnkyShpanky @deviantARTAs I promised last week, the "April Showers" mix continues with more rainy day songs. For you members of the (Shirley) Manson Family who jumped the gun and freaked out because I didn't include Garbage in Part 1, I hope you're happy now...whether it's raining or not.

"Only Happy When It Rains," Garbage - I'm only happy when it rains/I'm only happy when it's complicated/And though I know you can't appreciate it/I'm only happy when it rains/You know I love it when the news is bad/And why it feels so good to feel so sad/I'm only happy when it rains

"Rain," Concrete Blonde - Thought I saw your headlight/Thought I heard your car/Shadows on the streetlights/Fog and nothing more/And all I hear is rain/And things I tried to say

"I Can't Stand The Rain," Ann Peebles - I can't stand the rain against my window/Bringing back sweet memories/Hey window pane, do you remember/How sweet it used to be/When we was together/Everything was so grand/Now that we've parted/There's just one sound that I just can't stand

"It's Raining Men," The Weather Girls - Humidity is rising/Barometer's getting low/According to all sources/The street's the place to go/'Cause tonight for the first time/Just about half-past ten/For the first time in history/It's gonna start raining men

"Rhythm Of The Rain," The Cascades - Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain/Telling me just what a fool I've been/I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain/And let me be alone again

"Feels Like Rain," John Hiatt - Batten down the hatches, baby/Leave your heart out on your sleeve/It looks like were in for stormy weather/That ain't no cause for us to leave/Just lie here in my arms and let it wash away the pain/It feels like rain/It feels like rain/Baby, can you feel it?

"Have You Ever Seen The Rain?," Creedence Clearwater Revival - Yesterday and days before/Sun is cold and rain is hard/I know, been that way for all my time/'Til forever, on it goes /Through the circle of fast and slow/I know it can't stop, I wonder/I want to know/Have you ever seen the rain?/I want to know/Have you ever seen the rain?/Coming down on a sunny day

"Red Rain," Peter Gabriel - I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream/I cannot make a single sound as you scream/It can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch/This place is so quiet, sensing that storm/Red rain is coming down/Red rain/Red rain is pouring down/Pouring down all over me

"Umbrella," Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z) - When the sun shines, we'll shine together/Told you I'll be here forever/Said I'll always be a friend/Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'til the end/Now that it's raining more than ever/Know that we'll still have each other/You can stand under my umbrella/You can stand under my umbrella/Ella ella eh eh eh/Under my umbrella

Don't forget to check out the Semi-Sonic Sunday post below (especially if ye be a fan of Britpop), which the Blogger following gadget seems to have eaten. Apparently, if you publish two posts around the same time, Blogger only thinks the newest one counts. Good to know, good to know.


Cormac Brown said...

Uh, "The Rain Song?" Hello?

red said...

I like this list. Too back the cocksuckers of corporate America won't let me listen to it all day today. Ugh!

Del-V said...

How about "Rain King" by Counting Crows?

Heff said...

I'll give you the C.C.R., but the selction's getting more weak, lol !

How 'bout "NO RAIN" by Blind Melon ?

words...words...words... said...

I commend you for NOT including "Rain King" and "No Rain" :)

BeckEye said...

Cormac - Uh, it was in Part 1. Hello??

Red - Thank you. And I'm sorry.

Del-V - I don't want to give everything away here, but it's possible that that's in next week's installment.

Heff - Weak? Perhaps your taste is just too narrow, huh? HUH? EH?? EH??? Oh, and the title of "No Rain" should probably explain why it won't be featured here. When I do drought songs, that might make the cut. :)

WWW - Are you dissing Counting Crows? Sure, everything after August and Everything After pretty much sucked, but that album is a modern classic. I think all colleges give it out as part of their new student welcome packages now. Along with Blues Traveler's Four and Steve Miller's Greatest Hits.

Anonymous said...

Where the hell is Milli Vanilli on your list?? Hello? I can just hear it now:

Blame it on the rain that was falling falling...

Sure, they didn't actually sing the song, but it's still a classic - to some people.

Penny said...

ella, ella, ella...

elaine said...

Now you just need some Nelson.


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