Raining in My Heart

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"Raining in My Heart"
Raining In My Heart Buddy Holly Coral 45.jpg
"Raining in My Heart" cover
Song by Buddy Holly from the album The Buddy Holly Story
Released 1959
Recorded 1958
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:48
Label Coral 9-62074
Writer Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant

"Raining in My Heart" is a song recorded by Buddy Holly with the orchestral backing by Dick Jacobs. The music and lyrics are written by the songwriting team of Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant. It was released as a single on Coral Records in 1959, peaking at #88 on the Billboard charts as the B-side of "It Doesn't Matter Anymore". This recording was included on Buddy Holly's first "greatest hits" compilation album titled The Buddy Holly Story that was released in March 1959.

Cover versions[edit]

In 1967 Skeeter Davis released her tribute album Skeeter Davis Sings Buddy Holly featuring the song. Nearly three decades later, in 1996, Connie Francis released her very similar tribute album With Love To Buddy featuring the song too.

The song was also a 1978 minor-hit for Leo Sayer when his recording of the song peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] In addition, the song was performed live by Rick Danko throughout his solo career. Others who have covered the song include Status Quo on their album Don't Stop in 1996, and Don McLean on his album Starry Starry Night in 2001.

In 1968, The Beatles paraphrased the first line of "Raining in My Heart" in their song "Dear Prudence" as "The sun is up [instead of "out"]; the sky is blue."

Anne Murray did a cover of the song on her album New Kind of Feeling.

Rick Danko covered the song on his 1989 tour as a member of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

This song is referenced in Alvin Stardust's song "I Feel Like Buddy Holly." That song's refrain is: "Well, I feel like Buddy Holly, 'cause it's raining In my heart."

In 1996, Hank Marvin did an instrumental of the song on Hank Plays Holly.

Robert Wyatt included a piano based instrumental version on his 2003 album, Cuckooland.

Eric Idle contributed a Spike Jones-esque cover of "Raining In My Heart" for the tribute album, Listen to Me: Buddy Holly released in September 2011.

Amedee Frederick, Creole Man, a Louisiana Artist, Released "Raining in my Heart" on his album,

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hot 100 : Nov 04, 1978 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 1978-11-04. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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