Southern Rains

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"Southern Rains"
Single by Mel Tillis
from the album Southern Rains
B-side "Forgive Me for Giving You Blues"
Released December 1980
Genre Country
Length 2:33
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Roger Murrah
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Mel Tillis singles chronology
"Steppin' Out"
"Southern Rains"
"Million Old Goodbyes"

"Southern Rains" is a song written by Roger Murrah, and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis. It was released in December 1980 as first single and title track from the album Southern Rains. The song was Mel Tillis' sixth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of eleven weeks on the country chart.[1]


Chart (1980–1981) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 347. 
  2. ^ "Mel Tillis – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mel Tillis.

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Preceded by
"Who's Cheatin' Who"
by Charly McClain
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 21, 1981
Succeeded by
"Are You Happy Baby?"
by Dottie West
Preceded by
"9 to 5"
by Dolly Parton
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 28-March 14, 1981
Succeeded by
"Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground"
by Willie Nelson