Rusted from the Rain

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"Rusted From The Rain"
Single by Billy Talent
from the album Billy Talent III
B-side "Cold Turkey"
Released May 19, 2009 (Radio airplay)
June 30, 2009 (CD single)
July 28, 2009 (US digital EP)
Format CD single, Airplay
Genre Alternative rock, post-hardcore
Length 4:13
Label Warner Music Canada
Songwriter(s) Ian D'Sa
Benjamin Kowalewicz[1]
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Billy Talent singles chronology
"Turn Your Back"
"Rusted From The Rain"
"Devil on My Shoulder"
"Turn Your Back"
"Rusted from the Rain"
"Devil on My Shoulder"
Music video
"Rusted From The Rain" on YouTube

"Rusted from the Rain" is the first official single by Billy Talent off their album, Billy Talent III. It was released on May 19, 2009.[2] Lead singer Ben Kowalewicz has said that the song is very "tin man-esque" and evolved from an "epic Soundgarden-like riff". The lyrics are about marital breakdown, Kowalewicz told Kerrang!: "Nowadays, I'm seeing a lot of people who got married young are now getting divorced. It seems to be a new fad. Divorce is the new black."[3] The song was nominated for Single of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards, but lost to Michael Bublé's "Haven't Met You Yet".

The band's cover of John Lennon's classic song "Cold Turkey", was released on the CD single, on June 30, 2009.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "Rusted from the Rain" – 4:14
  2. "Cold Turkey" (John Lennon cover) – 3:08

Maxi CD[edit]

  1. "Rusted from the Rain" – 4:14
  2. "Cold Turkey" (John Lennon cover) – 3:08
  3. "Red Flag" (live at the Horseshoe Tavern) – 3:50
  4. "Rusted from the Rain" (music video) – 4:14

US Digital EP[4][edit]

  1. "Rusted from the Rain" – 4:13
  2. "Devil on My Shoulder" - 3:48
  3. "Cold Turkey" (John Lennon cover) – 3:08
  4. "Red Flag" (live at the Horseshoe Tavern) – 3:16

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in April 2009 by director Wayne Isham in Los Angeles.[5][6] The video[7] pans between the band playing in a junkyard and a vagrant collecting junk and garbage in the streets. As the video progresses, it's revealed the man collected the trash to construct a makeshift carousel for a small group of children in the neighbourhood.


Chart (2009) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 9[8]
Swisscharts Singles Top 100 63[9]
European Hot 100 Singles 53[10]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Canadian Hot 100[11] 61


  1. ^ ASCAP entry for song ASCAP, accessed 18 June 2011
  2. ^ Orlena Cain (April 27, 2009). "BILLY TALENT COMPLETE WORK ON BILLY TALENT III". Sugarcain Entertainment. 
  3. ^ Rusted From The Rain Songfacts
  4. ^
  5. ^ "New Billy Talent Video - May 19". 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-06-07. ...aaaaaaand we’ll air the OnSet from Los Angeles at 8pm that evening. 
  6. ^ "Billy Talent Announce New Single". Rock Sound. 26 March 2009. 
  7. ^ Rusted From The Rain – Official Video
  8. ^ "Rusted From The Rain @ Canadian Hot 100". Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Rusted From The Rain @ Swisscharts Singles Top 100". Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  10. ^ "Rusted From The Rain @ European Hot 100 Singles". hot100eu. Retrieved 2009-06-03. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Year-End 2009". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 

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