Songs to Invoke Rain
Performed by Prince and The New Power Generation
"Thunder" is a song by Prince and The New Power Generation, from "Diamonds and Pearls" (1991). The lyrics can be interpreted as referring to the night Prince decided to withdraw "The Black Album", when he was rumored to have suffered a bad ecstasy trip.
Performed by Cliff Edwards
"Singin' In the Rain" is a song with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929. It is unclear exactly when the song was written. It has been claimed that the song was performed as early as 1927.
Performed by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
"Umbrella" is a song by Rihanna from her album "Good Girl Gone Bad" (2007). At the 2008 Grammy Awards, "Umbrella" earned a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, in addition to receiving nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Performed by Mary J. Blige featuring Ja Rule
"Rainy Dayz" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige featuring additional vocals by rapper Ja Rule. Taken from Blige's re-release of her fifth studio album, "No More Drama", the song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Performed by Madonna
"Rain" is a song by American singer Madonna from her album "Erotica" (1992). The song peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while becoming a top-ten hit in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Performed by New Edition
"Can You Stand the Rain" is a ballad by R&B/pop group New Edition. Released in 1988, it is the third single from their fifth studio album, "Heart Break".
Performed by NK5
"I Like the Rain" is a song by NK5 from their debut album "Beautiful Soul" (2015).
Performed by Prince and The Revolution
"Purple Rain" is a song by Prince and The Revolution. It is the title track from the 1984 album of the same name, which in turn is the soundtrack album for the 1984 film of the same name. It reached number 2 in the United States for two weeks.