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.

Ed Sheeran version[edit]

"Make It Rain"
Single by Ed Sheeran
from the album Sons of Anarchy and x (Wembley Edition)
Released 2 December 2014
Recorded 2014
Genre Blues rock
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Foy Vance
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"All About It"
"Make It Rain"

"All About It"
"Make It Rain"

Ed Sheeran's recording of the song was used in an episode in 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.


Chart (2014–15) Peak
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 (Official Charts Company)[8] 23
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[9] 47
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 34


  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: 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. ^ "SNS 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.

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