Rain

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About Rain

"Rain" is a single from British rock band Status Quo's album Blue for You. It was written by Rick Parfitt."Rain" was intended for Blue for You's predecessor On the Level – but, at the time of the recording sessions, Parfitt had not completed the song and so it was held over. It followed guitarist Francis Rossi's introduction to speed; "That's why songs like 'Rain' were so edgy and fast," he explained. The song was reprised, in 2014, for the band's thirty-first studio album Aquostic (Stripped Bare). It was featured in the ninety-minute launch performance for the album at London's Roundhouse on 22 October, broadcast live by BBC Radio 2 as part of their In Concert series. 


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How can I see what I'm needing for
How can I give what I gave before
How can you tell me that you want me to stay
How can I stay when I'm trying to say
That I can't live without the rain
Yes I can't live without the rain

How can I feel what I'm trying to feel
How can I move when I'm heel to heel
You're always shouting about the doubt in my eyes
But I can't answer ''cause my eyes are so dry
Now I can't live without the rain
Yes I can't live without the rain

Now I can't live without the rain
That's falling on my head
Rain that's falling on my head
Rain that's falling
Rain that's falling
Rain that's falling on my head

I started thinking back to you know when
I'd like to send a line but then again
How can I write you when there ain't no light?
I'm feeling tired tonight but that is all right
Now I can't live without the rain
Yes I can't live without the rain

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Status Quo

Status Quo, also colloquially known as The Quo or just Quo, are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of boogie rock. more »

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Written by: RICK PARFITT

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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12 facts about this song

Album Origin
"Rain" is a song by the English rock band, Status Quo. It comes from their ninth studio album, "Blue For You", released in March 1976.
Songwriting
The song was written by Rick Parfitt, the guitarist of the band. His songwriting style has been a significant influence on Status Quo's style and sound.
Chart Performance
"Rain" was one of Status Quo's most successful songs. It peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart and spent a total of 9 weeks on the charts in 1976.
Music Video
The music video for "Rain" features the band performing the song on a rooftop. The video was filmed in Blackpool, England.
Legacy
The song is now considered a classic in Status Quo's repertoire and has been performed at many of their concerts. It is often cited as one of the group's best songs.
Versatility
"Rain" showcases the band's versatile musical style, which ranges from hard rock to blues and country.
Reception
Despite its initial commercial success, "Rain" had received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its catchy tune and others criticising for lacking lyrical depth.
Cover Versions
"Rain" has been covered by several artists, cementing its status as one of Status Quo's most popular and enduring songs.
Live Performances
The song is notable for its energetic live performances, with high-energy guitar riffs and audience participation being a key feature of the song.
Influence
The song, along with other hits from Status Quo, has played a significant role in shaping the British rock music scene in the 1970s and 80s.
Unique Sound
"Rain" showcases Status Quo's distinctive sound - including the use of the 'boogie shuffle', which became a characteristic feature of their music.
Line-up
When "Rain" was released the members of Status Quo were Francis Rossi (vocals, guitar), Rick Parfitt (guitar, vocals), Alan Lancaster (bass, vocals) and John Coghlan (drums).

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