The Ronettes were the first to release "Walking in the Rain". Their single reached number 23 on the BillboardHot 100 Chart in 1964. The song also reached number 28 on the R&B Singles Chart in 1965. The single contains sound effects of thunder and lightning, which earned Larry Levine a Grammy nomination.
The pop group Jay and the Americans released a cover of "Walkin in the Rain" in 1969 on their album Wax Museum, Vol. 1. Their version of the song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it was the last top-40 hit for the group.
1967 – The Walker Brothers, single backed with the original b-side "Baby Make It Last the Time". This version alters the gender of the lyrics for a male perspective. It reached number 26 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the group's final UK single before their first split.