The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain

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The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain

The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain

Adult Contemporary Music

The Cascades, who were all sailors in the U.S. Navy, formed their group aboard the USS Jason in 1960. Their friend John Gummoe wanted to become the band’s manager, but ended up joining the group instead. He wrote “Rhythm of the Rain,” booked a recording studio, and secured a release with Valiant Records. The group at the time was Gummoe, Eddie Snyder, Von Lynch, Ronald Lynch, Dave Stevens, and Dave Szabo. Instrumentation for the recording was provided by the Wrecking Crew, which included Jim Owens, Carol Kaye, and Glen Campbell. Released in November of 1962 and, by 1963, it rose to #3 on the U.S.  Billboard Hot 100 as well as #1 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary and Easy Listening charts. The song was an international hit and went to  #5 on the U.K. Singles Chart, #1 in Ireland, #1 in Canada, and #2 in Australia. BMI listed it as the ninth most-performed song in the 20th century. The Cascades’ recording was featured in the soundtrack of the 1979 film Quadrophenia.

Here are the lyrics to “Rhythm of the Rain” by The Cascades:

“Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I’ve been
I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again
The only girl I care about has gone away
Looking for a brand new start
But little does she know that when she left that day
Along with her she took my heart
Rain please tell me know does that seem fair
For her to steal my heart away when she don’t care
I can’t love another when my heart’s somewhere far away
The only girl I care about has gone away
Looking for a brand new start
But little does she know that when she left that day
Along with her she took my heart
Rain won’t you tell her that I love her so
Please ask the sun to set her heart aglow
Rain in her heart and let the love we knew start to grow
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I’ve been
I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again
Oh listen to the falling rain pitter patter

Oh listen to the falling rain pitter patter …”

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