In the Rain (song)
|"In the Rain"|
|Single by The Dramatics|
|from the album Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get|
|B-side||"(Gimme Some) Good Soul Music"|
|The Dramatics singles chronology|
"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. It sold over one million copies, and is the group's biggest hit. Billboard ranked it as the No. 53 song for 1972.
The song was written by Tony Hester and was released in February 1972. 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,
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||5|
|U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 172.
- Warner, Jay (2006). American Singing Groups: A History from 1940 to Today. Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-634-09978-7 p. 486
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
- Murrells, Joseph (1978) The Book of Golden Discs. Barrie & Jenkins:p. 312. ISBN 0-214-20480-4
- "In the Rain" at AllMusic
- "In the Rain" at Discogs (list of releases)
- Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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