With the crummy weather that's slammed Omaha the past few weeks, it's hard not to be bummed out. Today, downtown has turned into a giant puddle and it seems everyone is completely soaked. Don't let it get you down. Crank up your computer speakers and spend some time with our rainy-day playlist. It may not make you love this miserable weather, but it should lighten your mood.
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The Temptations - “I Wish It Would Rain”
Praying for rain is a little unusual. But The Temptations need it to cover up the tears they're crying for a lost lover.
The Weather Girls - “It's Raining Men”
This tribute to a unique kind of precipitation is a classic that is sure to make you smile.
New Edition - “Can You Stand the Rain?”
Sure, it's easy to date somebody if the weather's sunny all the time and everything is fun. But what about the bad days?
Soul For Real - “Candy Rain”
Miserable rainstorms get a whole lot better when you imagine that every raindrop is a piece of candy.
Luke Bryan - “Rain is a Good Thing”
Country boy Luke Bryan may actually make you excited about the rain. He says when he was growing up, he and his family used to pray for rain.
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - “Umbrella”
In this chart-topping tribute to a strong relationship, Rihanna promises her lover that the two can stand under her umbrella once the rain hits.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - “Naked in the Rain”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were known for their mostly nude performances back in the day. Seems they can never keep their clothes on, even during a rain storm.
Adele - “Set Fire to the Rain”
Pop phenom Adele accomplished the chemically impossible in this song about a romance gone sour.
Sondre Lerche - “I Guess It's Gonna Rain Today”
Sondre Lerche compares his relationship troubles to an impending rain storm.
The Ronettes - “Walking in the Rain”
This girl group's dream man would enjoy long walks in the rain and wishing on stars.
Bright Eyes - “Bowl of Oranges”
Conor Oberst and company have their own rainy-day adventure that teaches them to appreciate the beauty in the world.
Milli Vanilli - “Blame it on the Rain”
Lip-synching duo Milli Vanilli couldn't blame the end of its music career on rain. But in this song, they use precipitation as a scapegoat for the end of a relationship.
The Beatles - “Rain”
The Fab Four try to convince us that it's just a negative state of mind that makes rainy days bad. “I can show you that when it starts to rain/Everything's the same,” they sing.
Garbage - “Only Happy When It Rains”
Nothing makes 1990s alt-rockers Garbage happier than the rain in this tribute to the beauty behind misery.
Barbra Streisand - “Don't Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl”
Babs isn't going to let anything, not even a little rain, ruin her day. She sings, “Don't bring around a cloud/don't rain on my parade”
Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”
This Creedence classic asks listeners if they've ever been unfortunate enough to see rain come down on an otherwise sunny day.