I just heard a weird jazz version of “Fool In the Rain” at the precious coffee shop near the undisclosed location where I am spending the semester. A few weeks ago, I sat through an excruciating dinner where someone insisted on playing “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” on YouTube on his iPhone, even though we were at a nice restaurant (it was my fault, I had mentioned that it made me sad to think that the sweet, dorky, Jamaican tourist Sting of that video had devolved into a pompous rock dinosaur suitable only for tantric monkey sex mockery). Also too, it is supposed to rain a lot today.
So…what are the best songs about rain? There’s a lot that I sort of like — “Bus Stop”, “Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”, “Rainy Night In Georgia”, “You Left Me Standing In the Rain” — but only one I can think of that I love, “I Wish It Would Rain”.