Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday Night Playlist

I friggin love the rain and I have been enjoying the weather around these parts the last week or so. Spent two years in Southern Chile and it rained about 2/3 of the time and it was fantastic. In order to appease the Universe and hope that the rain continues here is a playlist of songs with the word 'Rain' in the title.


R.E.M - So. Central Rain - this clip claims to be from their first ever TV appearance on David Letterman. I don't know whether the claims are valid but it is nice to see the band in their earlier, skinny days with more hair.

R.E.M. - Have You Ever Seen the Rain - One more from the boys from Athens, covering a Creedence Clearwater Revival classic.

Ben Folds Five - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - No, it's not Cover Song Saturday Night but here is my favorite band performing at a tribute concert that showcased Burt Bacharach's best work.

The Carpenters - Rainy Days and Mondays - No brainer. Yesterday I shared a few of my favorite female voices but the late great Ms. Carpenter is the all time best. Not up for debate on The Skog Blog, sorry.

Bishop Allen - Rain - Skog Blog fave returns with an acoustic street performance by lead singer Justin Rice.

Mana - No Ha Parado de Llover - Not sure how many Skog Blog readers speak Spanish but I do know that naked Mexicans in a wannabe artsy video are indeed an International language. Also, if you had Bosko for Spanish you should know that 'llover' means 'to rain.' If you had Mr. Morris for Spanish then you wouldn't know that but you would know every word to La Bamba and Senor Sol.

Blind Melon - No Rain - Blind Melon opened for GnR at my first concert ever. Blind Melon was terrible live and I never gave them another thought until this song became an MTV hit and after listening to the album I realized that they actually have some great songs.

Counting Crows - Rain King - Taken from their performance on VH1 Storytellers, this is my favorite version of this song.

Here are two bonus songs not on my list but would be on the playlist of Flanksteak and the MIA Dogface.


brohammas said...

I may be wrong but I think I have now seen the dude from INXS (RIP) naked.

flanksteak said...

Tay Zonday is a lyrical poet. Too bad he sold out with those Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper ads.

Corbie said...

I'm such a deadbeat did I miss this post? Still, how does one blog about rain songs and not include anything country?

That said, I do love me some Dr. Pepper...

kg said...

Why no country? Excellent question, Corbie. If you recall I stated that I was doing this playlist to appease the Universe not anger her, therefore no country.