2017-03-27
Feelings of sadness and loneliness are often difficult to articulate, which is perhaps why so many songwriters have used the metaphor of rain to convey sentiments of depression, hopelessness, or sometimes even joy in the face of hardship.  Are you versed in the lyrics of drizzle, downpour, and squall?  Whether it’s literally raining outside or just a rainy day in your heart, take this quiz and test your knowledge of songs about rain.
1

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s famous song asks “Have you ever seen the rain coming down on…"

2

Which artist wrote the oft-recorded folk song "Early Morning Rain?"

3

Which of these is not something Eddie Rabbit says he loves in his 1981 hit "I Love a Rainy Night?"

4

“I hear the drizzle of the rain / Like a memory it falls / Soft and warming continuing / Tapping on my roof and walls,” sang Simon and Garfunkel in a song named for:

5

The song “Singin’ in the Rain” was written for the 1952 film of the same title.

The song was written in the late 1920s, and it was featured in an early musical film called "The Hollywood Revue of 1929."
6

The songs "Purple Rain" and "Red Rain" were performed, respectively, by:

7

What did The Beatles say about the wet stuff in their 1966 song “Rain?”

8

Which of the following songs does country singer Gary Allan not mention in his “Songs About Rain?”

9

“Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sun-shiny day” is a cheerful lyric from what song?

10

In their 1984 song “Here Comes the Rain Again,” the group Eurythmics compares rain to:

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You Got Caught in the Rain

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You Should Grab an Umbrella

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You're a Master of the Rain!

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