The weather has been wet and dreary in NYC so we put together a collection of some of our favorite rain songs. These 10 songs are perfect for a listen if you’re stuck indoors! All videos are child-friendly so feel free to share with the whole family.
1) Don’t Rain on My Parade from the 1964 musical Funny Girl
2) La Pioggia (2nd Movement of Winter) from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
“La Pioggia” means “the rain” in Italian. This piece is soothing and perfect for naptime.
3. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head
This version is performed by the incredibly talented young guitarist Sungha Yung.
4. Fool in the Rain by Led Zeppelin
5. Singing the Rain
This song, published in 1929, is best known for its use in the 1952 musical film of the same name.
6. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
This Randy Newman song has been covered by so many great artists. Bobby Darin, Dusty Springfield, Neil Diamond, Cass Elliot, and Bette Midler have all recorded it! We love this version by Joe Cocker.
7. November Rain by Axl Rose
This is an incredible performance of the song from the 1992 VMAs featuring Elton John!
8. Fire and Rain
We love this video of James Taylor from 1970.
This video, created by a YouTube user, is adorable! The music is the wonderful Regina Spektor’s Raindrops.
10. Over the Rainbow
This version by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole is sure to bring a smile to your face on a gray day!
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