Rainy Day People

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"Rainy Day People"
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Single by Gordon Lightfoot
from the album Cold on the Shoulder
B-side "Cherokee Band"
Released March 1975
Format 7" 45 RPM
Genre Folk
Length 2:48
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Gordon Lightfoot
Producer(s) Lenny Waronker
Gordon Lightfoot singles chronology
"Carefree Highway"
"Rainy Day People"
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

"Rainy Day People" is a song written and recorded by Gordon Lightfoot, released on his 1975 album, Cold on the Shoulder, and also as a single. "Rainy Day People" went to number twenty-six on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Lightfoot's last of four songs to reach number one on the Easy Listening chart, spending one week at number one in May 1975.[1]

Personnel: Gordon Lightfoot, Vocal, acoustic guitar Terry Clements: acoustic guitar Red Shea: Acoustic guitar Rick Haynes: Bass Pee Wee Charles: Pedal steel guitar Nick DeCaro: Piano, string arrangement Jim Gordon: Drums

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles 10
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 26
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 47

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 146. 

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