Walking in the Rain (Flash and the Pan song)

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"Walking in the Rain"
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Nightclubbing
B-side "Pull Up to the Bumper"
Released October 1981
Format 7", 12"
Genre New wave, reggae
Length 4:20
Label Island
Writer(s) Harry Vanda, George Young
Producer(s) Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Pull Up to the Bumper"
(1981)
"Walking in the Rain"
(1981)
"Nipple to the Bottle"
(1982)

"Walking in the Rain" is a 1978 song by Australian band Flash and the Pan.

Background[edit]

The song was originally composed and recorded by Australian band Flash and the Pan and included on their eponymous 1979 debut album. In 1981 it was covered by Grace Jones, who included it on Nightclubbing, her second Compass Point album and later released as the last single from the record. The song was released in various remixes, among them a 7:30 12" mix including additional vocal overdubs, still unreleased on CD. The B-side, "Peanut Butter", credited to the Compass Point All Stars, was actually an instrumental dub version of "Pull Up to the Bumper", which was unavailable on CD until 2014 when her album Nightclubbing was remastered. "Walking in the Rain" was included in Jones' music documentary A One Man Show, and a snapshot from the video was later used as the cover of the 1985 Warm Leatherette reissue.

Track listing Grace Jones version[edit]

  • 7" Single (UK, Australia)[1][2]
A. "Walking in the Rain" (Edited Version) – 3:52
B. "Peanut Butter" – 3:07
A. "Walking in the Rain" – 4:18
B. "Pull Up to the Bumper" – 4:40
  • 12" Single (Australia)[5]
A. "Walking in the Rain" (Edited Version) – 4:58
B1. "Peanut Butter" – 3:07
B2. "Feel Up" (Extended Version) – 5:06
  • 12" Single (Germany)[6]
A. "Walking in the Rain" – 7:25
B1. "Pull Up to the Bumper" (Remixed Version) – 7:15
B2. "Peanut Butter" – 3:05
  • 12" Single (Canada)[7]
A1. "Walking in the Rain" – 7:25
A2. "Walking in the Rain" – 4:18
B1. "Pull Up to the Bumper" – 7:15
B2. "Feel Up" – 5:13

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Germany[8] 67
New Zealand[9] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walking in the Rain by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain / Pull Up To The Bumper (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Walking in the Rain / Pull Up to the Bumper by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  5. ^ "Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  7. ^ "Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  8. ^ "Chartverfolgung / JONES, GRACE / Single". Media Control Charts (in German). www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  9. ^ "Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 

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