"Naked in the Rain" is different from most dance songs, as it features a heavier, rawer sound, mostly due to recorded percussion (mixed with a drum machine) and hard-hitting synthesizer riffs not too dissimilar to the sound of 808 State; Graham Massey, from 808 State, was the track's co-producer/remixer.
The song was first a hit in the UK, reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1990 and later becoming a hit dance song in the U.S., hitting the top five on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
A music video accompanied the song on its release, featuring McBroom performing in a tropical jungle-like scene mixed with scenes in an almost Third World setting, and visualizes the overall atmosphere of the song.
In 1998 the song was remixed and released as a single. Entitled "Naked in the Rain '98", the remixed version reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart.