Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

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"Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" is a 1944 song performed as a duet by The Ink Spots, featuring Bill Kenny, and Ella Fitzgerald. The song was written by Allan Roberts (lyrics) and Doris Fisher (melody). The successful single went to number one on both The Harlem Hit Parade and the pop chart.[1] The B-side of the single entitled, "I'm Making Believe" also became a popular hit[2] on both charts. The song has also been included in the soundtrack for several videogames.

The name of the song originates from a quotation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from the poem "Rainy Day".[3]

Cover versions[edit]

In pop culture[edit]

  • The song is included as part of the in-game radio station Diamond City Radio in the 2015 video game Fallout 4.
  • The song is included as part of the in-game radio station Galaxy News Radio's retro soundtrack in the 2008 video game Fallout 3.
  • The song can also be heard on the radio in the 2011 video game L.A. Noire.
  • It is played in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight.
  • It appears in the BBC series The Singing Detective.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 275. 
  2. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 1, side B.
  3. ^ Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Ballads and other poems, Cambridge, 1842, pp. 111-12.
Preceded by
"Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" by The King Cole Trio
Billboard Harlem Hit Parade number-one single
November 18, 1944
Succeeded by
"Somebody's Gotta Go" by Cootie Williams and His Orchestra