The Temptations “I Wish it Would Rain”

The Temptations I Wish it Would Rain (Single)

I Wish it Would Rain (Single)
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“I Wish it Would Rain”

Living in California and dealing with a drought for the last few years, we thought that after getting all this rain in the last couple weeks it was time for a nice rain song. Just because there has been well over 10 inches of rain fall in December, California needs to still keep hoping for rain through out the season. Enter “I Wish It Would Rain” by The Temptations.

One of the music styles in the 1960’s that really made rock and roll what it is today was the Classic Motown sound. The artists that were signed to Motown at that time is a list of some of the greatest artists in the history of music. To name them all here would be to great of a task but you can go to the web site Classic Motown Artists to see all of them.

Wish It Would Rain came out in 1968 and was produced by Norman Whitfield, Henry Cosby and the great Smokey Robinson. The single I Wish It Would Rain was written by Rodger Penzabene, Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield.

The songs story line is about a man hoping for some rain after his lady had left him. To explain the sound and how the song goes here in this post is not really necessary. All of us love and have heard the classic sound of Motown many times before.

Video courtesy of Forgotten Rock Classics

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6 thoughts on “The Temptations “I Wish it Would Rain”

  1. One of my favorite songs from the Temptation’s and the song is perfect for this time of the year especially because it is raining and like you said in the post, we definitely need more rain to get over this water drought. #cs5711

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    • Jenny we hope that maybe this song can bring back some memories of other great Motown music. This song really doesn’t or did for that matter get the attention it deserves. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. I love this song and it’s perfect right now!!! Thanks for sharing this great music! I’ve learned so much about American music from reading your blog 🙂

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    • Claudia you will still be able to hear and read all these posts as we will continue to post weekly. We should have posted this song last week before the big storm Thursday but you are right it still is “The Perfect Song” for all the rain we are still getting here in California.

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  3. I’m not too big a fan of rock, though I do like some of the genre’s music. I was pleasantly surprised to find this song because I love hearing Motown from time to time. I don’t know much about the history of music, so I had no idea Motown had been a great influence on rock music. I also listened to some of the other music on your blog, and I must say I appreciate the rock genre more. I think there will always be a place for music from past generations, so it’s good to still see it being shared and discovered by people. #CS5711

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