When The Rain Begins To Fall

Album: Voyage Of The Rock Aliens soundtrack (1984)
Charted: 68 54

Songfacts®:

  • Pia Zadora sang on this with Jackson. The song was written for a weird science fiction action movie called Voyage Of The Rock Aliens, which starred Zadora. The song is one of many to use weather conditions as a symbol of strength and resilience in a relationship: when the rain falls, he'll be her sunshine. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This fared better in Europe, where it hit #1 in several countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
  • This peaked at #22 on the US Dance Club Songs chart.
  • This was written by Peggy March, known for her 1963 hit "I Will Follow Him," along with Michael Bradley of Paul Revere & the Raiders and songwriter Steve Wittmack. At the time, the trio formed the California band BMW. March also recorded the song as a duet with German singer Andreas Zaron.
  • In Voyage Of The Rock Aliens, Zadora performs this with co-star Craig Sheffer (whose singing voice is dubbed by Jackson). Jackson also appears in the film as the character Rain.

Comments: 2

  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumAlthough it wasn't a big hit I remember the song very well. Pia Zadora and Jermaine Jackson, a very good duo. I like it very much.
  • Linc from Beaumont, TxThis song is actually pretty good...but Jermaine's image it is oddly Michael Jackson-esque even down to the red soldier's jacket.
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