April Showers

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It’s cold and rainy, but let’s remember that April showers bring May flowers. And some pretty good songs to boot.

Bryan Ferry “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (Bob Dylan)
I want to be like Bryan Ferry when I grow up. He’s so suave. He also does a great job of reinterpreting other people’s songs.

Sally Timms and Jon Langford “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” (Roy Acuff)
Why aren’t there more songs that feature bicycle bells?

Jebediah “It’s Raining Men” (The Weather Girls)
Wikipedia describes this song as a “classic female anthem,” which was news to me. I’ve always identified it more with the gay disco scene. But what do I know?

Deadbolt “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” (B.J. Thomas)
This song comes to us from a surf tribute album to Burt Bacharach. The music doesn’t matter, I just love that concept.

Cracker “Rainy Days And Mondays” (The Carpenters)
Even by Karen Carpenter’s standards this is one mopey song. David Lowry’s surfer drawl fits it perfectly.