Favorite Songs about Rain #8 - "Rainy Night In Georgia"
July 25, 2016 6:24pm CST
"Rain, rain, go away..." Well, it's not going away anytime soon, because I'm doing my Favorite Songs about Rain series, an idea I stole from @JohnRoberts. We're at #8, the handsome Brook Benton, and his hit "Rainy Night in Georgia." Brook Benton made his name in the 50's/early 60's with an envious string of hits of which most artists can only dream. In fact, during his lengthy career, Benton had over 50 Billboard chart hits. The singer did hit a dry spell, however, going seven years without a major hit. Benton broke that streak in 1970 with the melancholy "Rainy Night in Georgia." The Gold record, on which Benton just oozes soul, reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is an iconic rain song, one of the best ever. The tune has been covered numerous times, most famously by Ray Charles (whose version is so good that you might think it was his song,) but also by artists as diverse as Boz Skaggs and the late reggae superstar Gregory Isaacs. But it's Benton that owns this song. (Information verified by Wikipedia.)
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• Austin, Texas
9 Aug 16
Oh man! This song really made you feel the blues when you were down and feeling the blues. You know that line he sings saying “I believe it's raining all over the world.” Sometimes when you're down like that, you feel like the whole world must be crying too. This song is gold! It lets you wallow in your misery and sadness, and it kind of picks you up and lifts your spirit at the same time.