The Rain (Oran "Juice" Jones song)
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|Single by Oran "Juice" Jones|
|from the album Juice|
|Length||5:07 (7" & Album version)
3:14 (Radio edit)
|Producer(s)||Russell Simmons, Vincent Bell|
|Oran "Juice" Jones singles chronology|
The single was Jones' biggest hit. It reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart for two weeks, making it the first #1 R&B hit issued by the then newly created Def Jam record label. The single also peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart.
"The Rain" was nominated for two Grammy Awards, but Jones never had another Hot 100 hit and left the music business after his third album failed to chart. "The Rain" is ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '80s. During the show, Jones was asked about his one-hit wonder status. His reply was: "Oran "Juice" Jones, he came, he saw, he conquered, he moved on. You dig?"
The song produced a novelty, answer record entitled "Thunder & Lightning" by Miss Thang.
In 2005, jazz artist Ledisi covered "The Rain" on the album Def Jazz, which featured vocals from Jones.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 307.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 405.
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