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Rain

by

Madonna



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In this song, Madonna is comparing rain with the feelings of love. Just as the rain washes away the dirt, love washes clean the sorrows of the past, leaving just you and your lover in that moment of time. Madonna wrote the song with her frequent early '90s collaborator Shep Pettibone, who also worked with her on "Vogue" and "This Used To Be My Playground."
Publicity materials for the album said that this song was a tribute to Karen Carpenter, possibly because of the way Madonna sings it. Madonna said of the singer: "Karen Carpenter had the clearest, purest voice. I'm completely influenced by her harmonic sensibility."
The video was directed by Mark Romanek, who later did the Johnny Cash video for "Hurt" and the Robin Williams movie One Hour Photo. The video won for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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Comments (5):

I love this song.
- K, Wilmington, NC
Lady Madonna has done many brilliant and beautiful ballads. Rain is one of her best because it was in Rain that Rock saw the fist blossom that Ray of Light bloomed and Miles Away apexed. Society is much better because of Madonna's brilliant Heartland Rock ballad example. Quite simple Rain is a brilliant example of Madonna at her best-how crying and sadness can be buoyed by a lightness of touch. Her tears become a smile because Madonna's delivery is her real magic and her singing voice does not hector or has to be heavy-hand with histrionic. Instead, for Madonna-understatement is key to the success of Rain. A beautiful song-Rain-a beautiful ballad and Madonna-a beautiful and brilliant artist-will live forever. Brilliant job, Lady Madge
- Leo, Westminster 1, MD
Beautiful ballad - Erotica is just a good and overlooked album.
- Theresa, Murfreesboro, TN
nope, it wasn't. It was "I'll Remember", although both songs have very similar videos.
- Daniel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This song was featured in the movie "With Honors." Joe Pesci, Moria Kelli and Brendan Frasier.
- shannan, st. louis , MO
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