Playlist for a Rainy Day

Ah, April showers and their empty promises of May flowers. I’m not sure how this month goes down wherever you live, but I know that in Rochester, NY, it is often miserably cold and altogether dreary. I’m talking just downright wet. It seems that whenever it’s not raining, it’s foggy and misty. What’s a fashionista to do? Wear bulky boots everyday, or ruin good shoes in bothersome puddles? Heavy sigh.

When I originally wrote this post, I added at this point that I had managed to escape to Avila for this season’s drippy drudgery and therefore I couldn’t sympathize with you too awful much. I was not anticipating that the skies would open up and let loose rain, snow, sleet, and hail, making me only dream of the tranquility of April showers in place of this April apocalypse!

I never thought I’d say this, but I actually missed Rochester weather this past weekend.

I mean, is there anything better than a drizzly day to compel you to mix up a Chai latte, make some white-chocolate-drizzled popcorn, and curl up on the couch with your honey for a cuddly movie date? Or maybe just take a nice nap!

Last week all I felt inspired to do was write my will and Skype my family in case I didn’t live to see them again . . .

If you don’t have this time to spare, I encourage you to let the following playlist be a soundtrack to whatever drudgery you find yourself doing today. Some of these songs will try to cheer you up out of your soggy gloom, and others will merely commiserate with you, but all of them evoke at least one of the many emotions that go along with the dreaded rainy day.

  1. “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson
  2. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Credence Clearwater Revival
  3. “Crying” by Roy Orbison and K.D. Lang
  4. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” by Burt Bacharach
  5. “Friday, I’m in Love” by The Cure
  6. “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers
  7. “November Rain” by Guns ‘N’ Roses
  8. “Roads” Portishead
  9. “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars
  10. “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  11. “Remember When It Rained” by Josh Groban
  12. “Brighter Than Sunshine” by Aqualung
  13. “Rainy Days and Mondays” by The Carpenters
  14. “Little Girl Blue” by Janis Joplin
  15. “Rain” by Mika
  16. “Waiting for a Girl Like You” by Foreigner
  17. “Kentucky Rain” by Elvis Presley
  18. “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal
  19. “The Blues Are Still Blue” by Belle and Sebastian
  20. “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn

One thought on “Playlist for a Rainy Day

  1. I actually love drizzly and rainy days. Therer's just something so wonderfully relaxing about them. I find rain to be one of Mother Nature's most beautiful creations personally. I'm one of those wierdos that loves the rain every bit as much as I love the sun 🙂

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