The Day the Rains Came (song)

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"The Day the Rains Came"
Single by Jane Morgan
from the album The Day The Rains Came
B-side"Le jour ou la pluie viendra"
Released1958
FormatVinyl, 7", 45 RPM
GenrePop
Length2:57
LabelLondon (UK)
Kapp (US)
Songwriter(s)Gilbert Bécaud (music)
Carl Sigman (English lyrics)

"The Day the Rains Came" is a song made famous by Jane Morgan, which she released in 1958 as a single and on the album The Day the Rains Came.[1] The song is an adaptation of the French language song "Le jour où la pluie viendra",[2] which itself was the B-side of Morgan’s version.[3] The French lyrics were written by Pierre Delanoë.[4] The music was composed by Gilbert Bécaud and the English lyrics were written by Carl Sigman.[3]

In 1957, versions of "Le jour où la pluie viendra" were released Gilbert Bécaud and by Dalida. Bécaud and Dalida's versions reached No. 3 in Wallonia, in a tandem ranking,[4][5] while Bécaud's version reached No. 20 in Flanders independently.[6]

Jane Morgan's version of the song reached No. 1 on the UK's New Musical Express chart, spending 16 weeks on the chart overall,[7] while spending 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 21.[8] The song also reached No. 4 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade[9] and No. 7 on Norway's VG-lista.[3]

An instrumental version was released by Raymond Lefèvre and His Orchestra in 1958, which spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 30.[10]

In a tandem ranking of Jane Morgan, Raymond Lefèvre, and Dalida's recordings, with Morgan and Lefèvre's versions marked as bestsellers, the song reached No. 17 on the Cash Box Top 100 in November 1958.[11] In December 1958, the song reached No. 2 on Billboard's chart of "Best Selling Sheet Music in U.S."[12]

In 1959, a German language version was released by Dalida, titled "Am Tag als der Regen kam", which reached No. 1 in Germany.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Day the Rains Came - Jane Morgan". AllMusic. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music, Virgin Books. p. 36.
  3. ^ a b c Jane Morgan - The Day the Rains Came, norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Gilbert Bécaud – Le jour où la pluie viendra, Ultratop. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Dalia – Le jour où la pluie viendra, Ultratop. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Gilbert Bécaud – Le jour où la pluie viendra, Ultratop. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Jane Morgan - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Hot 100 - Jane Morgan The Day the Rains Came Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "1050 CHUM - CHUM Charts". CHUM. Archived from the original on March 10, 2006. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Hot 100 - Jane Morgan The Day the Rains Came Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cash Box Top 100", Cash Box, November 8, 1958. p. 4. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Best Selling Sheet Music in U.S.", Billboard, December 1, 1958. p. 43. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Dalida - Am Tag als der Regen kam, norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved February 28, 2018.