Monday, April 15, 2024

Music Makes It Better: The Essential Hurricane Harvey Playlist

Hurricanes are a time to prepare. You never know what will happen when the storm starts raging. But what you can control is being around good people and waiting out the worst of the weather. If you’re in an area away from Hurricane Harvey, use it as a chance to gather with some friends and family. Here are some good tunes to soundtrack your weekend.

B.J. Thomas—“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”

Relevant lyrics: “Raindrops keep falling on my head / But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turning red / Crying’s not for me / ‘Cause, I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining”

Creedence Clearwater Revival—“Have You Ever Seen The Rain?”

Relevant lyrics: “When it’s over, so they say / It’ll rain a sunny day / I know; shining down like water”

Prince—“Purple Rain”

Relevant lyrics: It’s Prince and “Purple Rain” so all of it’s relevant.

Eurythmics—“Here Comes The Rain Again”

Relevant lyrics: Here comes the rain again / Falling on my head like a memory / Falling on my head like a new emotion

Stevie Ray Vaughan—“Texas Flood”

Relevant lyrics: “Man I’m standin’ out in the rain / Yeah flood water keep a rollin’ / Man it’s about to drive poor me insane”

Eddie Rabbit—”I Love A Rainy Night”

Relevant lyrics: “Well, I love a rainy night; it’s such a beautiful sight. / I love to feel the rain on my face / taste the rain on my lips / in the moonlight shadows.

Travis Porter—“Make It Rain”

Relevant lyrics: So this isn’t really about the natural type of rain, but let’s have some fun here.

Creedence Clearwater Revival—”Who’ll Stop The Rain”

Relevant lyrics: “Heard the singers playin’, How we cheered for more / The crowd had rushed together, Tryin’ to keep warm / Still the rain kept pourin’, Fallin’ on my ears / And I wonder, Still I wonder Who’ll stop the rain.”

James McMurtry—“Hurricane Party”

Relevant lyrics: “The hurricane party’s windin’ down / Snd we’re all waitin’ for the end”

Scorpion—“Rock You Like A Hurricane”

Relevant lyrics: This one’s kind of obvious, don’t you think? Stay safe, everyone!

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