When It Rains It Pours (song)

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"When It Rains It Pours"
The cover consists of a scratchcard revealing the song title. Beside it is a penny showing Abraham Lincoln.
Single by Luke Combs
from the album This One's for You
Released June 19, 2017 (2017-06-19)
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 4:02
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Luke Combs
  • Ray Fulcher
  • Jordan Walker
Producer(s) Scott Moffatt
Luke Combs singles chronology
"Hurricane"
(2016)
"When It Rains It Pours"
(2017)
"One Number Away"
(2018)

"When It Rains It Pours" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Luke Combs. It was released in June 2017 as the second single from his 2017 debut album This One's for You. The song reached number one on both the US Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts respectively, giving Combs his second number-one hit. It also charted at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was even certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 387,000 units as of March 2018. It achieved similar chart success in Canada, giving Combs his first number-one hit on the Canada Country chart and peaking at number 54 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.

Content[edit]

Taste of Country's Sterling Whitaker described the song as "a more uptempo, lighthearted song that turns the old woe-is-me phrase on its ear with a savvy twist."[1] In the song, the narrator humorously recalls a streak of favorable occurrences beginning with his girlfriend leaving him.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

"When It Rains It Pours" first entered the Billboard's Country Airplay on chart date of July 1, 2017 at number 56,[3] and Hot Country Songs at number 43 the same week.[4] The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 23, 2017,[5] and has sold 459,000 copies in the United States as of August 2018.[6]

On the week of September 9, 2017, the song debuted at number 96 on the Canadian Hot 100,[7] peaked at number 54 for two non-consecutive weeks, and stayed on the chart for twenty weeks.[8]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video retells the story, featuring Combs encountering his ex-girlfriend, and then driving, celebrating with his friends, getting a phone number from a waitress, and celebrating over winning money on a lottery ticket.[9]

Personnel[edit]

From This One's for You liner notes.[10]

Musicians

  • Luke Combs – lead vocals
  • Dave Francis – bass guitar
  • Wil Houchens – organ
  • Sol Philcox-Littlefield – electric guitar
  • Scott Moffatt – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals, synthesizer, programming
  • Gary Morse – pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Jerry Roe – drums

Technical

  • Jim Cooley – mixing
  • Scott Moffatt – producer

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (June 6, 2017). "Luke Combs - When It Rains It Pours song review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Tingle, Lauren (June 16, 2017). "When It Rains, It Pours for Luke Combs". CMT. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Country Airplay". Billboard. July 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Country Songs". Billboard. July 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "American single certifications – Luke Combs – When It Rains It Pours". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (August 14, 2018). "The Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: August 14, 2018". RoughStock. Retrieved September 7, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: September 9, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved July 9, 2018. 
  8. ^ "When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs". aCharts.co. Retrieved July 9, 2018. 
  9. ^ Burchard, Jeremy. "Luke Combs Hits the Jackpot in Fun New Video for 'When It Rains It Pours'". Wide Open Country. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  10. ^ This One's for You (CD booklet). Luke Combs. River House Artists/Columbia Records. 2017. 88985-38883-2. 
  11. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "Luke Combs Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Billboard Canada Year-End Country Airplay of 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Country Airplay Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Luke Combs – When It Rains It Pours". Music Canada. Retrieved December 21, 2017.