Downloads for a Downpour

Jams made for rainy days

Even if the sun is out, you know we’re due for a downpour before the day’s end. Embrace the inevitable with a mixtape as good for puddle splashing as it is for hibernating indoors.

The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” by Missy Elliott
(Can’t stand it.)

Rainy Day Women,” by Bob Dylan
(At this point, aren’t we all?)

Blame It on the Rain,” by Milli Vanilli
(Late to work, canceling your blowout, excessive indoor drinking.)

Purple Rain,” by Prince & The Revolution
(The color of despair — and frizzy hair.)

Umbrella (Travis Barker Remix),” by Rihanna
(Don’t leave home without it.)

Summer Rain,” by Carl Thomas
(Is it fall yet?)

Set Fire to the Rain,” by Adele
(Seriously, how do we do this?)

It’s Raining Men,” by The Weather Girls
(If only that were the case …)

It Will Rain,” by Bruno Mars
(Bruno should have been an Atlanta weatherman.)

No Rain,” by Blind Melon
(A forecast we’d love to see.)

Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
(Is this a trick question?)

Candy Rain,” by Soul for Real
(We’d take a Skittles shower any day.)

Can You Stand the Rain,” by New Edition
(That’s what our boots are for.)

Pocketful of Sunshine,” by Natasha Bedingfield
(We wish we had one.)

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