Everytime It Rains

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"Everytime It Rains"
Single by Ace of Base
from the album Cruel Summer
Released April 1999
Genre Pop
Length 4:47
Label London Records
Writer(s) Billy Steinberg, Rick Nowels, Maria Vidal
Producer(s) Cutfather & Joe
Ace of Base singles chronology
"Always Have Always Will"
(1998)
"Everytime It Rains"
(1999)
"C'est La Vie (Always 21)"
(1999)

Originally written for Annie Lennox, "Everytime It Rains" was the fourth single released from Ace of Base's re-release of Flowers in the UK. This song was written by Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg and Maria Vidal.

A radio edit of the ballad hit radios on April 5, 1999. It was also remixed for American audiences and promotionally released as a lead single for their Greatest Hits record in April 2000. The song was not released commercially in the United States.

Background[edit]

Clive Davis of Arista Records, who had suggested the band cover Don't Turn Around for the their first album, instructed Malin Berggren to record Everytime It Rains for Cruel Summer. Jenny Berggren initially recorded the track when Malin, looking to take a secondary role in the band, ignored Davis's demands. According to Jonas Berggren, once Davis found out that the track had not been recorded by the vocalist of his choosing as instructed, he called Malin and threatened her regarding Ace of Base's future in the Americas. Linn promptly flew to Norway to record her vocals. However, in continued protest, she only allowed for one take. This one vocal take was used for the released version. "She was sad", Jonas Berggren wrote to fans about the incident in February 2011, "And you can hear she didn't like it". According to her brother, "it was after that incident that she decided she didn't want to be involved in the music industry anymore."

Chart performance[edit]

The single peaked at number 22 in the UK in April 1999.

Tracklistings[edit]

United Kingdom CD 1

  1. "Everytime It Rains" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Everytime It Rains" (Soul Poets Club Mix)
  3. "Travel To Romantis" (Wolf Mix)

United Kingdom CD 2

  1. "Everytime It Rains" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Into The Night Of Blue"
  3. "Living In Danger" (New Buddha Version)

Official remixes/versions[edit]

  • Album Version
  • Radio Edit
  • Karmadelic Club Mix
  • Karmadelic Radio Edit
  • Karmadelic Beats
  • Metro Club Mix
  • Metro Radio Edit
  • Soul Poets Club Mix
  • That Kid Chris 2000 Club Mix
  • That Kid Chris Radio Edit
  • That Kid Chris Dub

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Airplay Chart 42
UK Singles Chart[1] 22
Romanian Singles Chart 1
Romanian Airplay Chart 21
Russia Airplay Chart 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 8, 2011)