It's Raining Men

Album: Success (1982)
Charted: 2 46
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  • Hi, hi we're your weather girls
    And have we got news for you
    You better listen
    Get ready, all you lonely girls
    And leave those umbrellas at home

    Humidity is rising (uh rising), barometer's getting low (oh low, girl)
    According to all sources (what sources now), the street's the place to go (we better hurry up)
    'Cause tonight for the first time (first time)
    Just about half-past ten (half past ten)
    For the first time in history
    It's gonna start raining men (start raining men)

    It's raining men, hallelujah, it's raining men, amen
    I'm gonna go out to run and let myself get
    Absolutely soaking wet
    It's raining men, hallelujah
    It's raining men, every specimen
    Tall, blonde, dark and lean
    Rough and tough and strong and mean

    God bless mother nature, she's a single woman too
    She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
    She taught every angel she rearranged the sky
    So that each and every woman could find her perfect guy
    Oh, it's raining men, yeah
    Humanity's rising (humanity's rising)
    Barometer's getting low (it's getting low, low, low, low)
    According to all sources (according to all sources)
    The street's the place to go
    'Cause tonight for the first time
    Just about half past ten
    For the first time in history
    It's gonna start raining man (start raining men)

    It's raining men, hallelujah
    It's raining men, amen
    It's raining men, hallelujah
    It's raining men, amen
    It's raining men, hallelujah
    It's raining men, amen
    It's raining men, hallelujah
    Oh oh oh oh
    It's raining men
    Tall, blonde, dark and lean
    Rough and tough and strong and mean
    Hallelujah it's raining menWriter/s: PAUL JABARA, PAUL SHAFFER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 17

  • Ken from Louisville, KyPaul Jabara - who was definitely gay - wrote the lyrics. Paul Shaffer - who is definitely straight - wrote the music and the arraignment. Shaffer said in his book (We'll Be Here For The Rest Of Our Lives) that his girlfriend at the time (who is now his wife) absolutely HATED the song. She refused to go with him to a NYC outdoor music show where the Weather Girls were to perform the song! He convinced her to go on a bike ride with him near the festival so he could at least hear the crowd's reaction. He said she was stunned when the crowd seemed to LOVE it.
  • Jeff from Mahwah, NjMy name is Jeff and I am the cousin of of Paul Jabara. First of all, Paul Jabara wrote this song and Paul Schaffer helped with the music.

    Paul presented the song to Sony records and they turned it down - they could not understand how it could rain men. Paul got really mad and said IF IT CAN RAIN CATS AND DOGS ... IT CAN RAIN MEN. Later Sony took the song after the discos started playing it... this a true story because Paul is my cousin!
  • Jim from Morgantown, WvThere's a ukulele version of this on YouTube by Julia Nunes. Yes, a ukulele version! It' s worth checking out.
  • Rodger from Frontenac, MoThis was used in the 2010 movie Vampires Suck, when Jacob's pack enters and dances to it.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlTHE WEATHER GIRLS began as "Two Tons O' Fun", a backup group for flamboyant gay singer Sylvester, who had a disco hit in the late 70s and early 80s called, "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"-
  • James from Gettysburg, PaOnce on a youth trip to the beach, somebody said "Let's all hold hands and sing a folk song", someone else suggested "How about It's Raining Men ?" LOL
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrWeren't The Weather Girls technically considered a One-Hit Wonder?
  • Mark from Schaumburg, IlI wish there were more woman singers like Matha. Not only does she sing great, she is HOT!@!@!@! My company needs to hire some hotties like Martha.
  • Thomas from Borehamwood, Englandthe original recording by The Weather Girls never reached #1 but Geri Halliwell did reach #1 for 2 weeks.
  • Jake from San Mateo, CaMartha also re-recorded the track w/ RuPaul titled "The Sequel"
    Also, I read that Martha supposedly did not like Geri's version seen in the movie Bridget Jones Diary.
  • Phil from San Jose, CaPaul Schaffer is very talented, he even played with the Blues Brothers (no Surprise, all SNL members), but no way was he going to be part of the band in the movie.
    He really got Femme, in later years of Letterman, then to no surprise I found out he co wrote this song.
  • Mary-clare from Abbotsbury, EnglandAlways a brilliant song (I even liked Geri Helliwell's cover).

    Did you know that March 10th 2005 is the 21st anniversary of the Weather Girls original entering the UK charts?

    I'm an artist and have produced a piece celebrating that event - see

    Have fun!
  • Pinky from Wellington, New ZealandGay anthems are all great for one reason: You can still sing them weeping drunk.
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrIf it was really raining men, and somebody would walk outside in the middle of the storm, they would surely be hit hard!
  • Kurt from Downers Grove, IlFrom that same episode of the Simpsons--Moe: "...and I'm taking your favorite song out of the jukebox." Homer: "'It's Raining Men?'" Moe: "Yeah, not no more it ain't."
  • Tom from Trowbridge, EnglandAparrently, this is Homer Simpson's favourite song! In an episode, where Homer is barred from Moe's, Moe takes this out of the jukebox, throws it out the window and it hits Smithers in the face.
  • Shelli from Madison, WiPaul Schaffer, of Late Night With David Letterman, wrote this song.
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