Rain (Anthony Callea song)

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"Rain"
Single by Anthony Callea
from the album Anthony Callea
A-side "Bridge over Troubled Water"
B-side "Don't Tell Me"
"Wanna Be the One"
Released 11 March 2005
Format CD single
Genre Soft rock
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Savan Kotecha, Josef Larossi, Andreas Romdhane
Certification 2× Platinum (ARIA)
Anthony Callea singles chronology
"The Prayer"
(2004)
"Rain"/"Bridge over Troubled Water"
(2005)
"Hurts So Bad"
(2005)
Music video
"Rain" on YouTube

"Rain" is the second song released by Australian Idol series two runner-up Anthony Callea, and features on his self-titled debut album Anthony Callea (2005). It was released as a double A-side set features the song plus his recording of Simon & Garfunkel's song "Bridge over Troubled Water", which he performed on Australian Idol.

The CD single for the song was released as a three-track standard version with the B-side "Don't Tell Me". It was also available for a short time as a limited edition collector's 2CD tri-gatefold set with a second B-side, "Wanna Be the One".

Track listing[edit]

Rain / Bridge over Troubled Water
  1. "Rain"
  2. "Bridge over Troubled Water"
  3. "Don't Tell Me"
Rain / Bridge over Troubled Water 2CD
  • Disc 1
  1. "Rain"
  2. "Wanna Be the One"
  • Disc 2
  1. "Bridge over Troubled Water"
  2. "Don't Tell Me"

Charts[edit]

"Rain" / "Bridge over troubled water" debuted at #1 in Australia and remained at #1 for two weeks.

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 1
End-of-year chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 34

Ola Svensson version[edit]

"Rain"
Single by Ola Svensson
from the album Given to Fly
Released 7 April 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop
Length 3:48
Label MMS Records
Writer(s) Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Savan
Ola Svensson singles chronology
"Rain"
(2006)
"Brothers"
(2006)

In early 2006, Swedish singer Ola Svensson covered the song and released it as his debut single. Following his participation in Idol 2005, the single debuted at #1 on the Swedish singles chart and remained there for three consecutive weeks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rain" – 3:38
  2. "Rain" (Instrumental) – 3:47

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Swedish Singles Chart 1
Preceded by
"Temple of Love" by BWO
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single
27 April 2006 – 17 May 2006
Succeeded by
"Lovegun"/"Nightfever" by Andreas Lundstedt

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