Here's A Playlist Of Songs About Rain In Los Angeles
Yeah, it's really coming down out there, isn't it? Don't fret: the worst of this storm system will pass by Friday night. Plus we haven't had such a wet winter in years, so we do need every drop we can get.
In the meantime, your apartment probably feels pretty cozy right now. To help you enjoy this rare occasion, we have compiled an "L.A. Rain" playlist that (we hope) accompanies you through the stormy weather. Stay safe out there!
"It Never Rains In Southern California" by Albert Hammond
Hammond's tune has the sort of wistful beauty that matches our mood today. Also, we just really like irony.
"No Rain" by Blind Melon
Because we're all Bee Girl, sometimes. At the very least, we can agree that Los Angeles-based Blind Melon should have had another hit.
"Snow In Los Angeles" by Dead Sara
The last time it snowed in Los Angeles was in 1962, and while we sure wish it would again soon, we'll make due with this rain, and lead singer Emily Armstrong's warm voice, for now.
"November Rain" by Guns 'N Roses
Yes, it's not November. However, L.A.'s native sons sure wrote an epic early-90s power ballad that captures some of Axl's and Slash's best moments. Also, did you know this song has the longest run-time of any Billboard Top 100 song in history? We didn't either.
"Water" by Ra Ra Riot
Yes, they may be a New York-based band, but this video unmistakably takes place in and around Los Angeles, and when Wes Miles sings "I jumped into the water", he may as well be talking about the ocean of water descending upon the Southland currently.
"Riders On The Storm" by The Doors
Leave it up to Jim Morrison and The Doors to remind you that rain in L.A. can be sexy, moody, and pulsating with energy.
"MacArthur Park" by Jimmy Webb
Is there anything more heartbreaking than leaving your cake out in the rain? Jimmy Webb doesn't seem to think so.