Mandolin Rain

Album: The Way It Is (1986)
Charted: 70 4
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  • Bruce Hornsby scored box office gold again with this song, a follow-up to "The Way It Is." It kept up Hornsby's career momentum, reaching #4 on the charts. The song is about a failed southern romance between two people who enjoy the rainfall and spent a lot of intimate time in it, but now that she's gone, the singer mourns her loss and is reminded of her when he hears the rain. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Scott Macintyre performed this song in the eighth season of American Idol, introducing the song to a younger generation.
  • Like most of the songs from The Way it Is, Bruce co-wrote this song with his brother John.
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Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 11th 1987, "Mandolin Rain" by Bruce Hornsby & the Range entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #69; and nine weeks later on March 15th, 1987 it peaked at #4 for one week...
    And the day it peaked at #4 on the Top 100 chart it reached #1 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Between 1986 and 1995 the group had ten Top 100 records; with three reaching the Top 10, their other two Top 10 records were "The Way It Is", it peaked at #1 for one week in 1986 and "Valley Road", which reached #5 for one week in 1988...
    Bruce Randall Hornsby will celebrate his 61st birthday come next November 23rd {2015}.
  • Nejimgers from ChileMost wonderful song ever hear it suggest peace and pure life.
  • James from Minna, Nigeriabeautiful soul shearing song...i love the mandolin i love the rain so naturally the song touched me...hope MY love never has to leave..
  • Chelsea from Phoenix , AzHe is just amazing, gotta love me some Bruce Hornsby to get me through the evening or anytime of the day! His greatest hits cd which i own is something i will never sell or give away, it's one of my most cherished cd's!
  • Justin from Rochester, NyBruce Hornsby recorded this song again, with bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, for their 2007 album "Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby"; this version was recorded in a more minor, subdued manner.
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