Rain (SWV song)

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Single by SWV
from the album Release Some Tension
Released September 16, 1997
Format CD single, 12" single, 7" single, cassette single
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, quiet storm
Length 4:25
Label RCA
Writer(s) Brian Alexander Morgan, Jaco Pastorius
Producer(s) Brian Alexander Morgan
SWV singles chronology

"Rain" is a 1997 single released by the group SWV. The musical backing track is based on Jaco Pastorius's "Portrait of Tracy." Released as the second single from the group's third album Release Some Tension, the song peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 7 on the US Hot R&B Singles chart. Singer Tyrese appeared in the song's music video. He would later sing the hook on "Pullin' Me Back", a song by rapper Chingy, which sampled "Rain." Smooth Jazz musician Norman Brown covered the song on his 1999 album, Celebration. Toronto based producer duo Team Majestic Music, also sampled "Rain" for their song "Let It Fall."

Track listing[edit]

US Promo

  1. Rain (LP Version) 4:24
  2. Rain (Instrumental) 4:54
  3. Rain (A Cappella) 3:55
  4. Rain (Suggested Callout Hook) 0:13


  1. Rain (LP Version) 4:25
  2. Lose Myself (LP Version) 4:38


  1. Rain (LP Version) 4:25
  2. Lose My Cool (Stoney's Pump Mix) 6:53
  3. Someone (Mosso House Radio Edit) 3:47

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