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List Rules Songs with "rain" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about rain as a subject.

Is there anything better than music on a stormy day? This is a ranked list of all songs about rain, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "rain" or "showers" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about rain as a subject or theme. When it's really coming down and the clouds' droplets are thick on your window, it's nice to listen to rainy day music that matches the mood of the weather. Songs like Hillary Duff's "Come Clean" paint the rain in a positive light as a symbol of renewal, while Slayer's "Raining Blood" puts a more hardcore spin on the concept of rain falling from the sky.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid rainy day tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the rain songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. 

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clash1977 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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RobLein added The Beatles

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151 101
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clash1977 added Guns N' Roses

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132 74
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darren-bell added Gene Kelly

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156 94
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Tom Islava added Prince

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110 47
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Eddie Rabbitt

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98 49
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147 89
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128 44
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clash1977 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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97 25
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punksnotdead added The Carpenters

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97 48
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ravi2 added James Taylor, Carole King

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93 43
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clash1977 added Elvis Presley

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109 29
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92 69
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65 32
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clash1977 added Led Zeppelin

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31 9
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67 44
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Eric Clapton

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68 24
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Brook Benton

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65 29
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The Temptations

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62 30
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The Cascades

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51 44
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Madonna

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38 20
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smellsrank added Ronnie Millsap

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72 40
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Blind Melon

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41 42
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The Rolling Stones

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43 24
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52 32
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clash1977 added

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72 54
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The Weather Girls

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43 25
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Gordon Lightfoot

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24 16
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urmetaldj666 added

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34 20
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28 16
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Timothy Forney added The Fortunes

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29 33
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punksnotdead added Bob Dylan

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31 23
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Neil Sedaka

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35 28
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Doris Eaton Travis

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21 11
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egghead added Classics IV

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30 24
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The Lovin' Spoonful

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12 2
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DebbyHood added Willie Nelson

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21 27
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james-douglas added

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19 14
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robinr67 added Gordon Lightfoot

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30 30
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Grateful Dead

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29 29
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9 3
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DebbyHood added

Bob Dylan

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28 29
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Mariah Carey

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13 9
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egghead added Buddy Holly

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14 23
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punksnotdead added Travis

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11 27
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Einstine added The Alarm

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33 37
Love Rain O'er Me is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Rain

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james-douglas added

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Ozzy Osbourne