In the Rain (song)

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"In the Rain"
Single by The Dramatics
from the album Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
B-side "(Gimme Some) Good Soul Music"
Released February 1972
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 5:08
3:15 (edit)
Label Volt/Stax
Songwriter(s) Tony Hester
Producer(s) Don Davis
The Dramatics singles chronology
"Get Up and Get Down"
"In the Rain"
"Toast to the Fool"

"Get Up and Get Down"
"In the Rain"
"Toast to the Fool"

"In the Rain" is a 1972 soul single by American vocal group The Dramatics. Released from their debut album Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get it reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent four weeks at number one on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart.[1] It sold over one million copies, and is the group's biggest hit.[2] Billboard ranked it as the No. 53 song for 1972.[3]

The song was written by Tony Hester and was released in February 1972.[4] The song is noted for the use of the sound of rain and thunder, first heard before the song's introduction, as well as throughout the instrumental and chorus sections of the song.

The song's lyrics stated that the singer wants to go out and stand in the rain, because of a broken love relationship, though he stated that it may sound crazy,

Keith Sweat covered the song on his 1987 album Make It Last Forever.

R&B group Xscape also covered the song in 1997 from the soundtrack, Love Jones starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long.

Smooth Jazz artist Boney James covered the song featuring Dwele on the Shine album in 2006.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 172.
  2. ^ Warner, Jay (2006). American Singing Groups: A History from 1940 to Today. Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-634-09978-7 p. 486
  3. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  4. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978) The Book of Golden Discs. Barrie & Jenkins:p. 312. ISBN 0-214-20480-4

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