Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again

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"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again - The Fortunes.jpg
Single by The Fortunes
from the album Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
B-side
  • "I Gotta Dream"
  • alternate "Bad Side of Town"
ReleasedMay 1971
Format7"
GenrePop
Length2:56
LabelCapitol ST-809
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Roger Cook
The Fortunes US singles chronology
"That Same Old Feeling"
(1970)
"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"
(1971)
"Freedom Come, Freedom Go"
(1971)

"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" is the title of a pop song composed by Tony Macaulay, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, which became the third U.S. Top 40 hit for The Fortunes in 1971. This sad song is about the singer experiencing a rainy day feeling, with his tears falling like rain as if it was always a Monday, rather than a sunny Sunday spent with his girlfriend. Part of the lead vocal passages are similar to a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song.[according to whom?]

The bridge is noted for its lines: "Misty morning eyes/ I'm trying to disguise the way I feel/ But, I just can't hide it/ People seem to know/ The loneliness will show/ I'm thinking of my pride/ But, breaking up inside, girl."

The song reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 8 on the Cash Box Top 100.[1] It was also a hit in Canada (number 25) and charted minorly in Australia.

Subsequently, Sonny & Cher covered the song on their album All I Ever Need is You. An abbreviated cover of "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" was included as part of the extended LP version of "Stars on 45," a number one medley hit from 1981.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2015-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 90.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2016-05-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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