Music makes rainy days better

I’ve met quite a few people who just plain can’t stand rain.  Why?   It’s too depressing, makes them want to stay inside, and so forth.  I totally get that.  However, over the years, I’ve started to enjoy the rain when it comes around.  You know what’s made rain not only bearable, but enjoyable for me?  Music.  Music is powerful in that in can strongly influence emotions and the way one looks at the world, and for me, it’s changed my feelings about rain.  I even have a rainy day playlist on my iPod.  This playlist consists of songs that have something to do with rain or water, songs that have nothing to do with rain but have rain in their music videos, or songs that I associate with rain for no apparent reason.  Allow me to share with you a few of my favorite selections from that playlist… and it’s a very random playlist at moments, mind you…

  • “Rain Down” – Delirious? (YouTube / iTunes)
  • “Inside Outside” – Delirious? (YouTube / iTunes)  (Can you tell D: makes great rain songs?)
  • “Only Water” – Brandon Heath (YouTube / iTunes)
  • “In the Hands of God” – Newsboys (YouTube / iTunes)
  • “Raincoat” – downhere (YouTube / iTunes)
  • “Rain (Set Me Free)” – World Wide Message Tribe (YouTube)
  • “White Shadows” – Coldplay (YouTube / iTunes)
  • “Singing In The Rain” – Gene Kelly (YouTube / iTunes)
  • “Singing In The Rain / Umbrella” – Gwyneth Paltrow & Matthew Morrison / Glee cast (YouTube / iTunes)
  • “Man or Muppet” – The Muppets (YouTube / iTunes) (No joke… it is an awesome sauce song)

Do you have any favorite rainy day songs?  Tell me.  More music for this crazy playlist creator.

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