It Never Rains In Southern California

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"It Never Rains in Southern California" is a 1972 song written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood and sung by Hammond, a British-born singer-songwriter. Instrumental backing was provided by L. A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. The song appears on Hammond's album It Never Rains in Southern California and peaked at number five on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the UK, the song is perhaps the quintessential example of a turntable hit: a song that, although very frequently played and requested on radio, never makes it into the charts. Through the 1970s, the record was reissued at least five times by various labels but never charted, despite yet more airplay, and is still frequently heard on UK radio. The song concerns the struggles of an actor who moves to California to pursue a career in Hollywood but does not have any success and deteriorates in the process. In the chorus, Hammond sings: "It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya. It pours, man, it pours." 


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1972
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Got on board a westbound 747
Didn't think before deciding what to do
Oh, that talk of opportunities, TV breaks and movies
Rang true, sure rang true

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

Out of work, I'm out of my head
Out of self respect, I'm out of bread
I'm underloved, I'm underfed
I wanna go home

It never rains in California
But girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

Will you tell the folks back home I nearly made it?
Had offers but don't know which one to take
Please don't tell 'em how you found me
Don't tell 'em how you found me
Gimme a break, give me a break

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

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Albert Hammond

Albert Louis Hammond OBE (born 18 May 1944) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer from Gibraltar. more »

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Written by: Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood

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