Can You Stand the Rain
|"Can You Stand the Rain"|
|Single by New Edition|
|from the album Heart Break|
|Released||December 13, 1988|
|Format||Cassette single, CD single, Vinyl single|
|Genre||R&B, pop, soul, New jack swing|
|Songwriter(s)||James Harris III, Terry Lewis|
|Producer(s)||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis|
|New Edition singles chronology|
Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Ricky Bell on lead vocals and Michael Bivins with a spoken piece, "Can You Stand the Rain" is about a relationship presently going well, but the man is asking the woman if he can count on her to remain by his side, in case things should ever become stormy.
Release and reception
- "Can You Stand the Rain" (Album Version) - 5:00
"Can You Stand the Rain" was sampled by New Edition themselves for their 1996 song, "Home Again".
In 2001, freestyle singers Safire & Cynthia turned the song into a freestyle/club jam, and the song was featured on Safire's CD "Bringing Back The Groove".
The song gained attention in Making the Band, when covered by contestants in the show.
In 2008, gospel group The Murrills covered the song with alternative lyrics for their album, Family Prayer.
It was featured during the "Thanksgiving" episode of the second season of the Netflix series Master of None.
It was featured in the season 15 of theThe Voice performed by contestants DeAndre Nico and Funsho from Team Adam.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||44|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 428.
- Boyz II Men Still the Hottest Group in Music. Jet - Vol. 88, Num. 13. August 7, 1995. pp. 36–38. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Just As I Am by Guy Sebastian". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
- Trent Fitzgerald (July 5, 2011). "Big Sean Says He Didn't Like 'My Last', At First". PopCrush. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
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