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
  • "I Gotta Dream"
  • alternate "Bad Side of Town"
ReleasedApril 1971
LabelCapitol ST-809
Producer(s)Roger Cook
The Fortunes US singles chronology
"That Same Old Feeling"
"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"
"Freedom Come, Freedom Go"

"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" is the title of a pop song composed by Tony Macaulay, Roger Cook, and Roger Greenaway; it became the third U.S. Top 40 hit for The Fortunes in 1971.


The song uses depressing images to describe the singer's mood anticipating a breakup with his significant other, comparable to the feeling of a rainy day or a Monday, contrasted with the "memories of Sunday" when the two were still together, as he hopes she changes her mind and comes back to him. 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." Lead singer Rod Allen uses a vocal technique similar to that used by Frankie Valli on his solo records.

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.

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ a b "Top 100 1971-07-31". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  2. ^ "Australian Chart Book". 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. ^ "Top 100 Year End Charts: 1971". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-30.

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