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8 Songs For A Rainy Day

Cheer up, keep your chin up and think happy thoughts; it can be easier said than done when the skies are grey and the news feels a bit depressing. But even if you need an umbrella to walk safely outside the door, you can always keep the sun shining on the inside with these rainy day tunes...

Let it Rain - Eric Clapton. Just to clarify, this is a song about love, so it sounds like Eric is talking about a good kind of rain and not the rain that leaves you wondering why you wore jeans when you went off to Tesco on the day your car broke down as you're waiting for them to dry out.

Umbrella - Rihanna. A classic umbrella song of course. Let’s face it, if anyone can make an umbrella sound cool it’s probably going to be Rihanna. Umbrellas are cool too though; well, at least we think so!

Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters. This one is less of a cheer up song and more of a lament, although we certainly think that 'getting down' relates to dancing...

Riders on the Storm - The Doors. This kind of situation probably means an umbrella won’t be much good. We’ve been trying to think of examples where you could ride with an umbrella in hand - horse, bicycle, elephant..? No, ok... it's still a great song though!

Bus Stop - The Hollies. This song points out how umbrellas can be used effectively in finding your life partner. We don’t issue guarantees about this, but we’ll happily send you one if you want to try it out for yourself.

It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls. If men are your thing then this kind of weather may mean you want to leave your umbrella at home... Don't forget the Geri Halliwell cover too of course, for a spicier version.

Rain - The Beatles. This isn’t one of their better known songs, but we didn’t make it up, honest. If we had, it would have been called, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s New Umbrellas.’ If you've never heard it before, give it a listen to perk up those grey skies!

Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly. Love classic Bing Crosby musicals? Love dancing with an umbrella? Then you’ll definitely want to include this umbrella-tastic number!

Songs like this would made anyone look forward to a rainy day!