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Phil Spector co-wrote this song with the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. It was the Ronettes' final Top 40 hit in the US.
Despite the song's title of "(Walking) In the Rain," this song is actually about a desire to find the right person to love.
This song contains special effects of a rainstorm. It received a Grammy in 1965 for Best Sound Effects.
Cher is featured on this song as a backup vocalist.
During the bridge of this song, the backup vocalists sing a certain number of male names and the lead singer (Ronnie Spector in this song) rejects all of them. These particular musical actions were previously done in the bridge of the Crystals' first hit "There's No Other (Like My Baby)."
A version by Jay & the Americans reached #19 in the US in 1970. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above)
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