1 Singin' in the Rain - Gene Kelly (1952)

1 Singin' in the Rain - Gene Kelly (1952)

A song that makes you yearn for the pittar patter of rain drops.

2 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (1969): In a twist on typical rain songs, it speaksof the inability of rain to douse faith.

3 The Blue Nile: Tinseltown in the Rain (1984): Magical and evocative, like a rainy night in Glasgow's West End.

4 Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (1984): Sound of synthesized rain swirled in with the powerful emotion of unrequited love.

5 Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain (1973): Soul singer Ann Peebles and the ability of rain to bring painful memories.

6 It's Raining Men - Weather Girls (1982): Murdered by Geri Halliwell but the original is a girls' night staple.

7 Rihanna - Umbrella (2007): Rihanna will help protect you from the rain of life with her umbrella.

8 Prince - Purple Rain (1984): Powerful emotion from the opening guitar.

9 Garbage - I'm Only Happy When It Rains (1995): Angsty homage to rain.

10 Carpenters - Rainy Days and Mondays (1971): Has there ever been a pop voice so effortlessly melancholy?