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Chart Attack #1 - Top Ten Songs About Getting Wet!

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Rigsy | 13:38 UK time, Thursday, 21 May 2009

Despite the fact that not everyone lives in an area where it the sun is splitting the trees one minute and there's (literally) floods on the main road the next, pretty much every band of note has written a song about rain. The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Guns 'N' Roses, Eric Clapton, Duran Duran and, erm... Travis - they've all done ballads about getting drenched.

For no reason other than I got totally soaked yesterday and my house stinks of damp cause my dopey cats came in soaked as well and shook themselves dry all over the place, HERE ARE MY TOP TEN SONGS ABOUT RAIN...

10. Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain
I put this in because Paul McClean was insisting on singing it across the office so I had to bring it up on youtube to make him stop.

9. The Weathergirls - It's Raining Men
This is Homer Simpson's favourite song ever. Fact!

8. The Beatles - Rain
This was the first music video of all time!!

7. Prince - Purple Rain
Apart from being great, reminds me of Peter Kaye reacting to someone who said 'it's that WET rain' by saying, 'what type of other rain is there? Acid? PURPLE??'

6. Mint Royale - Singin' in the Rain
This got massively popular after some wee kid used it in Britain's Got Talent - but the guy dancing in the actual video does a much better job.

5. Rihanna - Umbrella
More about rain defence than actual rain, but the finest pop song of the last couple of years.

4. Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
Most of their songs were a bit miserable, but she clearly has never caught pneumonia.

3. Basement Jaxx - Raindrops
Bit too new to make the top three, but this is scandalously overlooked at the moment and completely lodged in my brain.

2. Manic Street Preachers - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
I actually saw Burt Bacharach performing this last year! But the Manics version is wonderful.

1. Missy Elliot - Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
Love this song. Love Missy Elliot. And at least she's inside being all nice and dry.



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