Madonna - Rain

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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:31 pm

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Rain is a song by Madonna included in her 1992 album Erotica and released as a single in 1993.

This song was written and produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone.

Rain was the fifth single released from Erotica (the fourth in the United States) and it became a top 10 hit in a lot of countries around the world, including the U.K., while it peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The high budget music video was directed by Mark Romanek, and it was shoot in black and white at first and then it was digitally colored. Check out the stunning visual HERE.

Rain was performed during The Girlie Show in 1993.

This beautiful song was included in the ballads compilation Something To Remember, released in 1995.
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Postby denise » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:59 pm

The beauty of M face in this video it's just WOW.
The Erotica era was brilliant indeed.
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Postby Yoshie » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:10 pm

This is my favourite Madonna ballad. :D

A beautiful song from a stunning album, both of which, I feel, are criminally overlooked!
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Postby Timmy94 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:24 pm

OK, nothing special though... 5/10
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Postby atbw13 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:26 pm

denise wrote:The beauty of M face in this video it's just WOW.
The Erotica era was brilliant indeed.
Couldn´t say anything better ! :wink:
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Postby Brad » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:31 pm

I like the spoken parts in particular.
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Postby TiagoRodrigues » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:10 pm

Another song she just ignores...i really hope she performs this live one day! :(
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:03 pm

RightToDream wrote:I like the spoken parts in particular.
Waiting is the hardest thing
It's strange I feel like I've known you before
I tell myself that if I believe in you
And I want to understand you
In the dream of you
More and more and more
With all my heart and all my soul
When I'm with you
That by sheer force of will
I feel like a magical child
I will raise you from the ground
Everything strange
And without a sound you'll appear
Everything wild
And surrender to me
To love


Just one word: awesome!
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Postby menime123 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:18 am

Such a beautiful song and the performance on TGS was amazing, but I don't think she could pull off this type of vocal nowadays. She struggled on TGS to perform it and half the reason that performance is amazing is because it's the three of them - which will never happen again.

I always prefered "I'll Remember" :D
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Postby Shadowplay » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:50 am

I always preferred I'll Remember too, but Rain really represented a bit of fresh air after a series of rough/sexual singles. I really enjoyed Justify My Love, Erotica, Deeper And Deeper, Bad Girl, but I was missing the 'old', sweet Madonna, and Rain was finally a non-sex-related single, and she was not a """slut""" in the video.
A first, perfect example of the "mature" Madonna just before the Secret, Take A Bow and all the singles she released until Music.
"Despair, regret, and tenderness is what I feel for you"
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Postby Chun » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:13 am

GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:Just one word: awesome!
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:57 am

I would sell my soul to the devil to see this song performed on her next tour.
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Postby denise » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:04 pm

I'm so mad at her for ignoring so many jems during her tour, it's like she forgot she recorded those tunes, Rain is one of these :-?
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Postby spacelord » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:35 pm

The song is ok, but the single cover on the left in the opening post is the worst she has ever had. She looks like she was having one spliff too many.
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Postby mattsky » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:18 pm

One of her best songs. She looks gorgeous in the video
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Postby Benny » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:46 pm

Nice song and great video.
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Postby jio » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:48 pm

Great video, forgettable song. Probably her worst single up to that time
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Postby summer » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:13 pm

chun1702 wrote:
GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:Just one word: awesome!
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Postby GetBack » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:03 pm

One of her best for me! :D :D
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Postby RayRay » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:36 pm

I didn't like this song at first, while my sister loved it right from the start. But I'm soooo glad it was released as a single, because the video made me fall in love with the song and I finally understood why my sister loved this song right from day one.
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Postby Westen » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:48 pm

I remember seeing this video a lot on MTV and VH1 i nearly 00s, and probably only video from Erotica that i kept seeing a lot. I always thought it was boring song (well i was 10)

But recently this song hit me, it's stunning. Eternal production, emotions, it's just perfect. Listened now that Remix edit found on CD single it's really great and gave this song another dimensions.

And I'll remember following this was so great.
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Postby jio » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:23 pm

I never liked this song but the video is really beautiful
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Postby biscuits » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:33 pm

It drags on a bit, but I like it. It's always in my head whenever it rains :lol:
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Postby GetBack » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:35 pm

Westen wrote:And I'll remember following this was so great.
Indeed! :cry: :cry:
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Postby Erotica » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:10 pm

a great song. And honestly the only one from Erotica I saw on TV during my childhood or heard on the radio. I think it's also the first Madonna song I really knew and experienced when it came out
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