When the Rain Begins to Fall

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"When the Rain Begins to Fall"
Single by Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora
from the album Voyage of the Rock Aliens and Jermaine Jackson
B-side "Follow My Heartbeat"
Released February, 1985 (US)
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop
Length 4:06
Label Arista
Writer(s) Peggy March
Michael Bradley
Steve Wittmack
Producer(s) Jack White
Jermaine Jackson singles chronology
"Do What You Do"
(1984)
"When the Rain Begins to Fall"
(1984)
"(Closest Thing to) Perfect"
(1985)
Pia Zadora singles chronology
"The Clapping Song"
(1983)
"When the Rain Begins to Fall"
(1984)
"Let's Dance Tonight"
(1984)

"When the Rain Begins to Fall" is a 1984 song written and composed by Peggy March, Michael Bradley, and Steve Wittmack, recorded by singers Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora, and released as a US single at the beginning of 1985. The song was performed in the movie Voyage of the Rock Aliens,[1] in which Zadora played a lead role. This track was more popular as a music video than a radio hit.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" Single
  1. "When the Rain Begins to Fall" (extended version) – 6:07
  2. "Follow My Heartbeat" by Pia Zadora – 4:22
  3. "Escape from the Planet of the Ant Men" (by Jermaine Jackson feat. T. Jackson and R. Jackson) – 5:04
  • 7" Single
  1. "When the Rain Begins to Fall" – 4:06
  2. "Follow My Heartbeat" (by Pia Zadora) – 4:22

Charts and certifications[edit]

Other versions[edit]

Pappa Bear feat. Van der Toorn cover[edit]

"When the Rain Begins to Fall"
Single by Pappa Bear feat. Van der Toorn
from the album What's My Name?
Released 30 March 1998
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 1998
Length 3:56
Label Universal
Writer(s) Peggy March
Michael Bradley
Steve Wittmack
Producer(s) Bülent Aris, Toni Cottura
Pappa Bear feat. Van der Toorn singles chronology
"Cherish"
(1997)
"When the Rain Begins to Fall"
(1998)

In 1998, the song was covered by Pappa Bear feat. Van der Toorn.

Track listing[edit]

CD maxi (30 March 1998)
  1. "When The Rain Begins to Fall" (radio edit) – 3:56
  2. "Brotherhood" – 4:21
  3. "Like This" – 3:24

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[16] 50
Austrian Singles Chart[16] 6
Dutch Mega Top 100[16] 21
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[16] 4
Swedish Singles Chart[16] 56
Swiss Singles Chart[16] 16

Desperado feat. Pál Tamás cover[edit]

"A csillagokban járunk"
Single by Desperado feat. Pál Tamás
from the album Táncolj!
Released 20 February 2007
Format CD maxi
Recorded 2006
Length 4:06
Label Sony BMG Entertainment (Hungary)
Desperado feat. Pál Tamás singles chronology
"Táncolj!"
(2006)
"A csillagokban járunk"
(2007)
"Kerek az élet"
(2007)

In 2007, the song was covered by Desperado feat. Pál Tamás.

Track listing[edit]

CD maxi (20 February 2007)
  1. "A csillagokban járunk" (Radio Edit) – 3:56
  2. "A csillagokban járunk" (Spy the Ghost Mix) – 6:24
  3. "A csillagokban járunk" (Peat Jr. & Fernando Club Traxx) – 6:03
  4. "A csillagokban járunk" (Dj Páz Italo Club Mix) – 5:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Hungarian Mahasz Singles Chart[17] 8
Hungarian Mahasz Dance Chart[18] 28
Hungarian Mahasz Radio Airplay Chart[19] 7

Other cover versions[edit]

  • 'Wenn der Regen auf uns fällt' German version recorded in 1984 by Lena Valaitis & Costa Cordalis.
  • Age Pee
  • Wisecräcker (1998)
  • Pappa Bear feat. Van der Toorn (1998)
  • Future Pop (2002)
  • Nouky (2003) – No. 41 in the Netherlands[20]
  • Crystal K. (2005)
  • Heavenly, a French Power Metal band on their album Virus (2006)
  • Peggy March, who co-wrote "When The Rain Begins To Fall", released her own version (with Andreas Zaron) for her "Always And Forever" album (2010).
  • Gerard Joling & Gordon Dutch singers and presenters "Als je alles hebt gehad" Dutch cover for TV show "Over de Vloer" reached 34 in the Dutch charts (2005)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Alex P. (2004). Hit-parade – 20 ans de tubes (in French). Paris: Pascal. p. 344. ISBN 2-35019-009-9. 
  2. ^ "Austrian Charts > Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When the Rain begins to Fall". austrian-charts.at. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be > Jermaine Jackson". Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "French Charts > Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When the Rain Begins to Fall". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  5. ^ "GER Charts > Jermaine Jackson". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  6. ^ "Italian Charts > Jermaine Jackson". hit parade italia. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Dutch Charts > Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When the Rain Begins to Fall". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand Charts > Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When the Rain Begins to Fall". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  9. ^ "Swiss Charts > Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When the Rain Begins to Fall". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  10. ^ "The Official Charts Company - When the Rain Begins to Fall". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Jermaine Jackson". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "French single certifications – Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When the Rain Begins to Fall" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  13. ^ "Jermaine Jackson – SNEP certifications". snep. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  14. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora; 'When the Rain begins to Fall')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  15. ^ "Jermaine Jackson – BVMI certifications". bvmi. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f "When the Rain Begins to Fall" (Pappa Bear feat. Van der Toorn version) Hitparade.com (Retrieved 20 February 2008)
  17. ^ mahasz.hu
  18. ^ mahasz.hu
  19. ^ mahasz.hu
  20. ^ "When the Rain Begins to Fall" (Nouky version) Dutcharts.nl (Retrieved 20 February 2008)

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