Make It Rain (Foy Vance song)

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"Make It Rain"
Song by Foy Vance
Songwriter(s)Foy Vance

"Make It Rain" is a song by Northern Irish musician Foy Vance. It was made famous by Ed Sheeran in 2014 when it was used in the television series Sons of Anarchy. Two additional versions of this song charted in the United States after they were performed on The Voice. One by Matt McAndrew in 2014 and another by Koryn Hawthorne in 2015.

Ed Sheeran version[edit]

"Make It Rain"
Make-It-Rain-by-Ed-Sheeran.jpg
Single by Ed Sheeran
from the album Sons of Anarchy and x (Wembley Edition)
Released2 December 2014
Recorded2014
GenreBlues rock
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Foy Vance
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"All About It"
(2014)
"Make It Rain"
(2014)
"Bloodstream"
(2015)

Ed Sheeran's recording of the song was used in the penultimate episode of season 7 of the television series Sons of Anarchy.[1] Sheeran was an avid fan of the music for the series and mentioned it in a tweet. When the show's creator (Kurt Sutter) read the tweet, he proposed that Sheeran record a song for one of the episodes. As Sheeran was touring with Foy Vance at the time, and as one of Vance's songs (Make It Rain) started with the lyrics "When the sins of my father / Weigh down in my soul", Sheeran thought it was appropriate for the series and with Vance's approval, Sheeran recorded the song to be used in the episode "Red Rose" broadcast on 2 December 2014.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014–15) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 26
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 27
Czech Republic (Rádio – Top 100)[4] 41
France (SNEP)[5] 103
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 58
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 23
Scotland (OCC)[8] 23
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[9] 47
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 34

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold 40,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Matt McAndrew version[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 81

Koryn Hawthorne version[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard: Ed Sheeran Covers Foy Vance’s "Make It Rain" For "Sons of Anarchy"
  2. ^ "Ed Sheeran – Make It Rain". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Ed Sheeran Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201508 into search. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Ed Sheeran – Make It Rain" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 49, 2014". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Ed Sheeran – Make It Rain". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201520 into search. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Ed Sheeran: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Ed Sheeran Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Ed Sheeran – Make It Rain". Music Canada. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Matt McAndrew Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Koryn Hawthorne Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 May 2015.