Don't Rain on My Parade

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About Don't Rain on My Parade

"Don't Rain on My Parade" is a popular song from the 1964 musical Funny Girl. It was also featured in the 1968 movie version of the musical. The song was written by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne. Both the movie and stage versions feature Barbra Streisand performing the song. In 2004 it finished No. 46 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. Streisand has sung the song live on many occasions, including during her comeback tour Barbra Streisand: The Concert Tour (1993–1994), Timeless Live In Concert Tour (1999–2000), Streisand: The Tour (2006–2007) and the Barbra: The Music, The Mem'ries, The Magic (2016). The instrumental of this song can be heard during the Overture of the stage show, the film and on Streisand's 2006–2007 Tour. There is a reprise version of this song with alternate lyrics which served as the finale for the stage show. This number was cut from the film. Streisand sang this version live for the first time since her run in the original Broadway production as an encore during her 2006–07 Tour. 


Year:
1964
2:43
99 
#2

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Don't tell me not to live
Just sit and putter
Life's candy and the sun's
A ball of butter
Don't bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade
Don't tell me not to fly
I've simply got to

If someone takes a spill
It's me and not you
Who told you you're allowed
To rain on my parade!
I'll march my band out
I'll beat my drum
And if I'm fanned out
Your turn at bat, sir
At least I didn't fake it

Hat, sir, I guess I didn't make it!
But whether I'm the rose
Of sheer perfection
Or freckle on the nose
Of life's complexion
The cinder or the shiny apple of its eye
I gotta fly once
I gotta try once
Only can die once, right, sir?

Ooh, life is juicy
Juicy, and you see
I gotta have my bite, sir!
Get ready for me, love
Cause I'm a "comer"
I simply gotta march
My heart's a drummer
Don't bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade!

I'm gonna live and live now
Get what I want, I know how
One roll for the whole shebang
One throw, that bell will go clang
Eye on the target, and wham
One shot, one gun shot, and bam
Hey, Mister Arnstein, here I am!

I'll march my band out
I'm beating my drum
And if I'm fanned out
Your turn at bat, sir
At least I didn't fake it
Hat, sir, I guess I didn't make it

Get ready for me, love
'Cause I'm a "comer"
I simply gotta march
My heart's a drummer
Nobody, no, nobody
Is gonna rain on my parade!

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Barbra Streisand

Barbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand /ˈstraɪsænd/; April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. more »

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Written by: BOB MERRILL, JULE STYNE

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13 facts about this song

Album Origin
"Don't Rain on My Parade" is featured on Barbra Streisand's 1964 album "Funny Girl."
Original Soundtrack
The song is part of the original soundtrack for the Broadway musical "Funny Girl," where Streisand played the lead role of Fanny Brice.
Award-Winning Song
The song is from the album "Funny Girl" which won a Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Show Album in 1965.
Music and Lyrics
"Don't Rain on My Parade" was written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, who were renowned figures in American popular music and musical theater.
Chart Performance
The song reached number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1964.
Signature Song
"Don't Rain on My Parade'" is considered one of Streisand's signature songs, regularly performed at her concerts.
Movie Adaptation
The song was featured in the film adaptation of "Funny Girl" in 1968, earning Streisand an Academy Award for Best Actress.
American Songbook Classic
The song has become part of the Great American Songbook, a collection of the most popular songs from the early 20th century.
Popular Covers
Many artists have covered "Don't Rain on My Parade," including Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, and Diana Ross. More recently, it was performed by the fictional character Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, in the television show "Glee."
Personal Resonance
Streisand has often spoken about the personal resonance of the song's lyrics, especially its message of individuality and determination.
Concert Finale
"Don't Rain on My Parade" was used as the closing number in several of Barbra Streisand's tours, including the "Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic!" tour in 2016.
Award Ceremony Performance
Streisand performed the song at the 36th Academy Awards, where "Funny Girl" was nominated for eight awards.
Pop Culture Influence
The song has found its way into many areas of pop culture, featuring in movies, TV shows and commercials over the years.

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