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Keeps On Rainin’: Songs That Invoke The Rain

This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.

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Love, lamentations, and musical invocations: there's no keeping dry with this edition of Afterglow.

Stormy weather ahead this week on Afterglow, with a slew of songs that invoke the rain, especially as inspiration or lamentation for romance, from Billie Holiday, the Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patricia Barber, Peggy Lee, and more.

Read a history and analysis of the Johnny Burke-Jimmy van Heusen song Here’s That Rainy Day.

Watch Sister Rosetta Tharpe perform “Didn’t It Rain”:

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