The Queen of record label Hi!

Ann Peebles is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, best known for her popular Memphis soul albums of the 70s.

Two of her better-known songs are I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down and I Can’t Stand The Rain.

Originally released in 1973 on the label Hi (same label as Al Green), I Can’t Stand The Rain was the name of the album, and the song was the title track.

Since then, I Can’t Stand The Rain has increased in popularity but unfortunately the same can’t necessarily be said for the artist behind it.


Covers

I Can’t Stand The Rain has been recorded by many artists. Humble Pie recorded their version in 1974, Ronnie Wood did so in 1975.

Eruption had their biggest hit with the song in 1978, Lowell George (of Little Feet) made his version in 1979.

Tina Turner released her version in 1984 on the album Private Dancer and then the following year as a single.

Bad Manners recorded their version in 1993 and Missy Elliot decided that it was enough to just sample the chorus for her track The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) in 1997.

Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) recorded his version in 2006.

As recently as 2008, Seal decided that he should include I Can’t Stand The Rain on his album Soul.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Chords & Guitar Lessons

This classic soul/blues classic mainly relies on a repetitive dom7 chord riff.

As the chorus kicks in, we find chords from outside of the key that creates a great contrast to the first, blues-influenced riff.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Lyrics

I can’t stand the rain, against my window,
bringing back sweet memories.
I can’t stand the rain, against my window,
’cause he ain’t here with me.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain – Lyrics.

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