"In the Rain" is a 1972soul single by American vocal groupThe Dramatics. Released from their debut album, Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get, it reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent four weeks at number one on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart. It sold over one million copies, and is the group's biggest hit. The song was written by Tony Hester and was released in February 1972. The song is noted for the use of the sound of rain and thunder, first heard before the song's introduction, as well as throughout the instrumental and chorus sections of the song.