Can You Stop the Rain

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"Can You Stop the Rain"
Single by Peabo Bryson
from the album Can You Stop the Rain
Released May 4, 1991
Format CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre R&B, pop, quiet storm, adult contemporary
Length 5:34
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) John Bettis, Walter Afanasieff
Producer(s) Walter Afanasieff

"Can You Stop the Rain" is the title track of a 1991 number-one R&B single by Peabo Bryson, taken from his fifteenth studio album of the same name. The song spent two weeks at number one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number fifty-two on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It also reached #11 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


Music video[edit]

Directed by Rocky Schenck, the video is shot in a sepia tone with Bryson singing the song in places like a plaza, a ballroom containing a band performing and inside a room where he sings to a window that's pouring rain.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 90. 

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