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Don’t Forget the Songs-365: Mach Dos: Day 68
Sat. March 17, 2012

Dry The Rain
The Beta Band
1997


“♫ I asked him time again/ take me in and dry the rain […] the rain, the rain, the rain, the rain, my rain now ♫”

Why is it, when it’s pouring outside The Beta Band’s Dry The Rain is one of the first rain songs that comes to mind? Besides The Beatles Rain—The Beta’s Dry truly is my favorite rainy day song. BTW, It’s going to be a wet one tonight. Seriously, toast the night by cranking up Dry the Rain and celebrate— comfortably at home.

Dry The Rain also conjures up memories of one of my favorite scenes from High Fidelity staring John Cusack. Go ahead and ask anyone who’s ever worked at any record store—we’ve all tried this, spinning Dry the Rain and yes— it worked, someone always bought The Three EP’s album. Remember those ol’ record store days, man, that was the magic of in-store play.

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