Let It Rain (Mark Chesnutt song)

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"Let It Rain"
Mark Chesnutt - Let It Rain cd.png
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "Goin' Through the Big D"[1]
Released March 25, 1997[2]
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Country
Length 3:01
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer, Steve Leslie
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"It's a Little Too Late"
"Let It Rain"
"Thank God for Believers"
"It's a Little Too Late"
"Let It Rain"
"Thank God for Believers"

"Let It Rain" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. It was released in March 1997 as the second new single from his Greatest Hits album. The song reached number 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 16 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It was written by Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Steve Leslie.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that "from the gentle opening bars of the soft and pretty melody to the final hushed notes, this is a great song - definitely one of the best in Chesnutt's already highly distinguished career." She goes on to say that his performance is "superb, sweet, and loving - but never syrupy. The well crafted song also shows off his burning talents as a songwriter."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael McNamara and premiered in mid-1997.

Chart performance[edit]

"Let It Rain" debuted at number seventy-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 15, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 16
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 73


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/chesnutt_mark/611509/album.jhtml
  3. ^ Billboard, March 29, 1997
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3228." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 9, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mark Chesnutt Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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