Can You Stand the Rain
|"Can You Stand the Rain"|
|Single by New Edition|
|from the album Heart Break|
|Released||December 14, 1988|
|Format||Cassette single, CD single, Vinyl single|
|Writer(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, "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 should things ever become stormy.
Release and reception
- "Can You Stand the Rain" (Album Version) - 4:57
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 once again in Making the Band, when covered by male contestants in the show.
In 2008, gospel group The Murrills covered the song with alternative lyrics for their album, Family Prayer.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||44|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||1|
"Superwoman" by Karyn White
|Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
February 4, 1989 – February 11, 1989
"Dreamin'" by Vanessa Williams
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- "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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