I Think It's Going to Rain Today
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"I Think It's Going to Rain Today" (or "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today") is a song by Randy Newman. It appears on his 1968 debut album Randy Newman, in The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 (2003), and in Newman's official and bootleg live albums. It is one of his most covered songs.
Despite the many covers, it charted only twice, once in Canada in 1970 for Tom Northcott and in the UK in 1980 for UB40. The UB40 single was a double A-side with "My Way of Thinking", which was the first-named track and received most of the radio airplay. However, the German single (which appeared later) had "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" as the A-side.
Newman said in 2017 that he signed away the publishing rights on his first album, doesn't see any money from people doing covers of those songs and advised people getting into the business to never sign away their publishing.
The song was covered numerous times by a variety of artists, especially during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Cover versions unclude Dusty Springfield for her 1968 UK album Dusty... Definitely (Philips), Claudine Longet for her 1968 US album Colours (A&M), and Judy Collins for her 1966 US album In My Life.
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