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I Can't Stand the Rain (song)

"I Can't Stand the Rain" is a song originally recorded by Ann Peebles, and written by Peebles, Don Bryant, and Bernard "Bernie" Miller. The song became Peebles' biggest hit when in 1973 it reached #38 on the US Pop Chart and #6 on the R&B/Black Chart. The single also reached #41 on the UK Pop Chart in April 1974. It was one of John Lennon's favorite songs and in aBillboard magazine article he commented, "It's the best song ever."

Eruption version[edit]Edit

In 1978 Eruption released a disco-oriented remake, which peaked at number six on the disco chart and became the group's biggest hit (number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100).

Track listings[edit]Edit

7" single
  1. "I Can't Stand the Rain" – 3:12
  2. "Be Yourself" – 3:43


Chart (1978) Peak


U.S. BillboardHot 100 18
U.S. BillboardHot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 30
U.S. BillboardHot Dance Club Play 6
Canadian Singles Chart 21
UK Singles Chart 5
Irish Singles Chart 6
German Singles Chart 7
Austrian Singles Chart 4
Swiss Singles Chart 8[2]
Dutch Top 40 4
Belgian Singles Chart 1
French Singles Chart 5
Italian Singles Chart 3
Norwegian Singles Chart 2
Swedish Singles Chart 22
Finish Singles Chart 15
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
Australian Singles Chart 1
South African Singles Chart 5

Tina Turner's version[edit]Edit

"I Can't Stand the Rain"
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Private Dancer
B-side "Let's Pretend We're Married" (live)
Released March 1, 1985
Format 7" single

12" single

Recorded 1984
Genre Pop rockNew Wave
Length 3:40
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Ann PeeblesDon Bryant & Bernard "Bernie" Miller
Producer Terry Britten
Tina Turner singles chronology
"Private Dancer"


"I Can't Stand the Rain"


"Show Some Respect"


Alternative cover

US picture sleeve

In 1984 Tina Turner recorded "I Can't Stand the Rain" for her fifth solo album, Private Dancer, and released it as a single in early 1985. It followed the album's title track, which was an American top ten hit. Turner's version would find minor success in the US and UK, but would be a success in Germany and France.

Track listings[edit]Edit

7" single
  1. "I Can't Stand the Rain" – 3:40
  2. "Let's Pretend We're Married" – 4:22
12" single
  1. "I Can't Stand the Rain" (extended version) – 5:43
  2. "Let's Pretend We're Married" (live version) – 4:22
  3. "Nutbush City Limits" (live version) – 2:56

Chart performance[edit]Edit

Chart (1985) Peak


UK Singles Chart 57
Irish Singles Chart 20
German Singles Chart 9
Austrian Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 15[3]
French Singles Chart 2

Other versions[edit]Edit

The song has been frequently covered since its 1973 release.

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