Saturday, February 17, 2018

Top 3 Songs for a Rainy Day (Lizzie)

The sun was out briefly today, but it has been cloudy and rainy for almost a week. For it to be gray for long periods of time in February may seem perfectly normal for a lot of folks, but here in Alabama, it's not. But, gray, rainy days have their place (rain water is slightly useful after all), so instead of complaining, I'm going to celebrate with three of my favorite "gray and rainy day" songs.

Top 3 Songs for a Rainy Day

1. "Gray Flowers" from Where Eyes Don't Go by The Gray Havens 
I recently ran across this band on YouTube and completely fell in love. The music is great, and the songs are brilliant. Some songs even have references to C.S. Lewis's Narnia books, and like Lewis's works, show the wonder of the gospel in brilliant ways.

2. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" by Burt Bacharach and B.J. Thomas
The tune to this familiar song is just too cheerful to not lift the spirits.

3. "Singing in the Rain" from Singing in the Rain
You knew this one was coming, didn't you? You gotta love Gene Kelley, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds in this classic. With great music, actors, and story, it's definitely a favorite.

For other songs, there's "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music, sung during a thunderstorm. I remember, vaguely, a few older country songs that mention rain ("Like the rain I'm falling for you").

Do you have any favorite songs for gray, rainy days?

But so I won't leave you seeing gray on a day that might be gray with clouds or white with snow, here are some cheerful rainy day photos.

Note Big AL (the mascot at my college alma mater)
being a gentleman on a rainy day.

Rainbow on a cloudy day in the Isle of Skye.


  1. I hope you get more sun soon, Lizzie! The song that came to mind for me is Rainy Days and Mondays by the Carpenters :)

  2. Thanks, Laurie! I'm not familiar with that song; I'll have to look it up.

  3. Great choices, Lizzie! Anything from Singing in the Rain would work -- a favorite film of mine. :-)

  4. Singing in the Rain is a beautiful song (and fun to sing).


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