Rain (2:59)

Cover of Past Masters, Vol. 2

From Past Masters, Vol. 2 and 24 other releases

“Rain” is a song by the British rock band The Beatles, credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the “Paperback Writer” single. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for Revolver but neither appears on that album.

Written primarily by John Lennon, “Rain” has been called The Beatles’ finest B-side, especially notable for its heavy sonic presence and backwards vocals, both of which were a hint of things to come on Revolver, released two months later.

A promotional film was made for the song “Rain”, starring the Beatles. This video, along with other Beatles videos at the time, sparked George Harrison to say during the Beatles Anthology, “So I suppose, in a way, we invented MTV.”

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If the rain comes they run and hide their heads
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If the rain comes, if the rain comes

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  • surferrosa65

    so amazing....

    17 Jun 9:08pm Reply
  • jetgar

    GOOD SONG......THANKS PETE !!!

    27 May 12:12pm Reply
  • Oppressotron

    Couldn't have picked a better day for this one to come on. It's been raining for three days strait. I had ducks playing on top of my car yesterday.

    29 Apr 6:07pm Reply
  • B-AIRLINE

    BACK TO MONO :-)))))))))

    11 Mar 1:53pm Reply
  • theironictea

    Great lyrics.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • CustomCabF100

    Should've been an album track.

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • pogopatterson

    oasis built their career round this song.

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    ringo . .

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

    "Spirit, there are memories in here... Rain..."

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • doowniwevets

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    29 May 2013 Reply
  • randorolian

    Definitely in my top 5 Beatles songs, some of Ringo's best drumming, Paul's best bass, John's best vocals and George's guitar is bloody beautiful.

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    seriously awesome drums

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • RichKR

    Let the RAIN come...

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Graveyard_Poet

    April 1966 was the Beatles' best and most creative time--they recorded this classic which should have been the opener on Revolver, as well as their most innovative track "Tomorrow Never Knows".

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • KasparovDeepBlu

    >Ring Starr >bad drummer

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • bossmark1

    swietny or Groovy

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    ringo and paul...

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • passport90

    niiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaarrrrrrr

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • u2theedge

    very nice song

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
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