Walking in the Rain (The Ronettes song)

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"Walking in the Rain"
Single by The Ronettes
B-side "How Does It Feel?"
Released 1964
Genre R&B
Length 2:35
Label Philles
Writer(s) Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
Producer(s) Phil Spector
The Ronettes singles chronology
"Do I Love You?"
(1964)
"Walking in the Rain"
(1964)
"Born To Be Together"
(1965)

"Walking in the Rain" is a song written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector, and Cynthia Weil. It was originally recorded by the girl group The Ronettes in 1964 who had a charting hit with their version. Jay and the Americans released a charting hit cover of the song in 1969. The song has since been recorded by many other artists over the years, including the Walker Brothers.

The Ronettes version[edit]

The Ronettes were the first to release "Walking in the Rain". Their single reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1964. The song also reached number 28 on the R&B Singles Chart in 1965.[1] The single contains sound effects of thunder and lightning, which earned Larry Levine a Grammy nomination.[2]

In 2004, the Ronettes version was ranked at No. 266 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, while being moved down to No. 269 in the 2010 update.[citation needed]

Jay and the Americans version[edit]

"Walkin in the Rain"
Single by Jay and the Americans
from the album Wax Museum, Vol. 1
B-side "For The Love of a Lady"
Released 1969
Genre Pop
Length 2:50
Label United Artists
Writer(s) Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
Producer(s) Jay and the Americans, Thomas Kaye
Jay and the Americans singles chronology
"When You Dance"
(1969)
"Walkin in the Rain"
(1970)
"Capture The Moment"
(1970)

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.[3]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ronettes singles
  2. ^ Walking in the Rain song review
  3. ^ Jay and the Americans singles
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 589/590. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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