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“Rain” is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the “Paperback Writer” single. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for Revolver but neither appears on that album. Written primarily by John Lennon, “Rain” has been called The Beatles’ finest B-side, especially notable for its heavy sonic presence and backwards vocals, both of which were a hint of things to come on Revolver, released two months later. Three promotional films were made for the song “Rain”. These videos, along with other Beatles videos at the time, sparked George Harrison to say during the Beatles Anthology, “So I suppose, in a way, we invented MTV.“ Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Shine, the world looks fine ... If the rain comes they run and hide their heads ... When it rains and shines

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This song is listed #463 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by The Beatles (See Charts): Taxman, She Said She Said, Two Of Us, The Inner Light, Rock & Roll Music, I'Ll Cry Instead, When Im Sixty-Four, Julia, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, and Honey Don’t.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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