Blame It on the Rain

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"Blame It on the Rain"
Single by Milli Vanilli
from the album Girl You Know It's True
B-side "Dance with a Devil"
Released July 13, 1989
Format CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1988
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:08 (single version)
4:19 (album version)
Label Arista
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Frank Farian
Milli Vanilli singles chronology
"Baby Don't Forget My Number"
(1988)
"Blame It on the Rain"
(1989)
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"
(1989)

"Blame It on the Rain" is a song by German dance-pop group Milli Vanilli. It was released in July 1989 and became their third and final US Billboard Hot 100 number one hit (November 25 – December 2, 1989) before the scandal broke that neither of the duo had sung on any of their records.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD maxi
  1. "Blame It on the Rain" (club mix) — 7:02
  2. "Money" (remix) — 4:10
  3. "Baby Don't Forget My Number" (European mix) — 4:55
  • 7" single
  1. "Blame It on the Rain" — 4:08
  2. "Money" (remix) — 4:11
  • 12" maxi
  1. "Blame It on the Rain" (club mix) — 7:15
  2. "Money" (Remix) (long version) — 5:17
  3. "Blame It on the Rain" (radio version) — 4:08


Chart performance[edit]

"Blame It On The Rain" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on October 7, 1989, at number sixty-five.[1] Seven weeks later, for the week ending November 25, 1989, it reached number one, and occupied the spot for two weeks. It also spent a total of twenty-three weeks on the Hot 100. The song became Milli Vanilli's third number one single on the Hot 100 after "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You". "Rain" was their final single to top the chart before their infamous scandal took off.

It was preceded at number one on the Hot 100 by Bad English's "When I See You Smile" (also penned by Warren) and succeeded by Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire".

The song was ranked at number 21 on Billboard's Year-End Singles list for 1989, and number forty-six for 1990.

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"When I See You Smile" by Bad English
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
November 25 – December 2, 1989 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milli Vanilli: Blame It On The Rain". crapfromthepast.com. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Milli Vanilli – Blame It on the Rain". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Milli Vanilli – Blame It on the Rain" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Milli Vanilli – Blame It on the Rain" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ Canada RPM peak
  6. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  7. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Milli Vanilli – Blame It on the Rain". GfK Entertainment.
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Milli Vanilli search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Milli Vanilli – Blame It on the Rain". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Milli Vanilli – Blame It on the Rain". Singles Top 60.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Milli Vanilli – Blame It on the Rain". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ UK Singles Chart Everyhit.com (Retrieved February 26, 2008)
  14. ^ a b c d Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved February 26, 2008)
  15. ^ 1989 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved July 29, 2008)
  16. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1989". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  17. ^ 1990 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved July 29, 2008)
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  19. ^ Canada certifications cria.ca (Retrieved July 29, 2008)
  20. ^ Swedish certifications Ifpi.se (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  21. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved July 29, 2008)

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