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Album: Girl You Know It's TrueReleased: 1989Charted:
This song tells a tale of heartache after a girl has left her man. The song has a lighthearted approach, saying just to blame it on the rain. The song was written by Diane Warren, who writes relatable songs with memorable titles, often with very impressive results.
This was Milli Vanilli's last of three US #1 hits before a scandal revealed that the duo did not actually sing on their album, but were simply a front for performances where they would lip-synch. The Girl You Know It's True album was cobbled together by various studio musicians and producers, and the slick, catchy songs became huge hits. Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, who fronted Milli Vanilli, were chosen for their distinctive look and their energy.
The club mix version of the song was included on the US remix album All Or Nothing
, which included fragments of other rain-themed songs, like "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
" and "Walking In The Rain." This version didn't appear on any Milli Vanilli albums until the Greatest Hits release in 2006.
This song was re-recorded by Sam Moore and Fantasia in August 2006 on their album Overnight Sensational.
This song was featured in an episode of the TV show Full House. Kimmy Gibbler and D.J. Tanner are singing it while they're doing their homework, then Michelle Tanner sings, "Rain.. Rain.. Go Away..."
The pop-rock band Barenaked Ladies referenced this in their song "Blame It On Me," singing, "Milli Vanilli told you to blame it on the rain - If all else fails, you can blame it on me."
When this reached #1 it knocked another Diane Warren song off the #1 spot: "When I See You Smile
," recorded by Bad English. As a result, Warren became the first female songwriter to have back-to-back chart-toppers.