Planning a summer wedding is not for the faint of heart. If you are thinking about having your wedding in Charleston during the rainy season (May-October), then hiring a great wedding coordinator / planner is an excellent idea. Why? Because you'll be able to rest easy knowing you will have an adequate Plan B mapped out in the event that it rains on your wedding day. Back in October of 2015, I had the pleasure of DJing a wedding during a 1000 Year Flood here in Charleston. Due to the fact there was a Plan B, everyone still had fun and despite moving things indoors, the day was a huge success. But let's digress from the serious plans and details of your wedding day. Just take a deep breath. One of the most popular beliefs is that rain will give you good luck for your marriage. Even if you aren't superstitious, your wedding day is supposed to be the least stressful and most beautiful day of your life. Don't stress, but instead make adequate plans in advance so that if a little rain does pop up on your wedding day, you can laugh it off. Just a little bit of rain could make for some romantic moments, like stealing a first kiss under an umbrella or some great "rainbow" photo-ops. Ok, let's move on to the music. Let me share with you 20 songs that are perfect to hear on a rainy day in Charleston.
1. "Kiss The Rain" Billie Myers
We kick off this list with a Top 20 song from 1997 which turned out to be a One-Hit Wonder for Billie Myers. The song would go all the way to Number 15 here in America, and be featured on the popular 90s TV series "Dawson's Creek"
2. "Here Comes The Rain Again" | The Eurythmics
"Here Comes The Rain Again" was released in the United States in early 1984 and would become the bands second Top 10 song here in America.
3. "The Rain Song" | Led Zeppelin
"The Rain Song" was a rare ballad by this iconic rock band that appeared on their 1973 album "House Of Holy".
4. "Purple Rain" | Prince
This title track from the album of the movie of the same name was one of the biggest songs of 1984. In the days after the death of Prince, the song became one of the most downloaded tracks off ITunes.
5. "Rain" | The Beatles
"Rain" was released in the spring of 1966 and was the B side opposite their track "Paperback Writer". If you are a fan of U2, they would cover the song in the 80s.
6. "Singing In The Rain" | Gene Kelly
A classic song from one of the great classic movies from the 1950s
7. "Come Rain Or Come Shine" | Ray Charles
Originally written in 1946 by Harold Allen, this song is not only a great song for a rainy day, but it could be a first dance song. Take a listen to it down below.
8. "Fire And Rain" | James Taylor
One of James Taylor's signature songs released in early 1970, this song would be a great addition to your dinner music playlist.
9. "Kiss Me In The Rain" | Barbara Streisand
This song was the second single to be released off Barabara Streisand's album "Wet" in 1979. Like I mentioned up above, a little rain on your wedding day would not be a bad thing, and might be quite a bit of fun.
10. "It's Raining Men" | The Weather Girls
This next song that mentions "rain" tends to pop up quite frequently on Charleston wedding playlists as a garter toss song.
11. "Let It Rain" | Eric Clapton
One of my favorite songs by the great Eric Clapton. It was written and recorded on his first studio album in 1970, but did not get offically released until 1972. The song used to be a popular song on classic rock and AOR radio stations.
12. "I Wish It Would Rain" | The Temptations
From their 7th album "The Temptations Wish It Would Rain", this song was released just before Christmas in 1967.
13. "She's My Kind Of Rain" | Tim McGraw
Released in early 2003, this song would go all the way to Number 2 on the country charts. You can find it on the album "Tim McGraw And The Dancehall Doctors".
14. "Rainy Night In Georgia" | Brook Benton
This classic was written Tony Joe White back in 1967. Brook Benton, who was actually a South Carolina native would release this song in 1970 and make it a Number 1 song on the R&B charts.
15. "I Love A Rainy Night" | Eddie Rabbit
As everyone is dancing inside your wedding venue during a great big thunderstorm, you'll love this song by Eddie Rabbit and see why he loves a rainy night. The song would have great crossover success as it went to Number 1 on the country charts, as well as the Billboard Hot 100.
16. "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" | Creedence Clearwater Revival
Released in 1971 from their album "Pendulum", this classic song by CCR would go all the way to Number 8 on the Hot 100 charts
17. "Blame It On The Rain" | Milli Vanilli
If you aren't having fun at your wedding, don't "Blame It On The Rain". :) Released in the summer of 1989, this song would become one of Milli Vanilli's signature songs.
18. "It's Raining Again" | Supertramp
One of the most romantic memories I have of this song is in the video. Be sure to watch the music video down below that was actually in the rotation of the very early MTV back in 1982. The video has a very romantic ending.
19. "The Rain" | Oran Juice Jones
This R&B classic by Oran Juice Jones was one of the biggest songs of 1986 and got to spend Number 1 on the R&B charts for 2 weeks. It would also break into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
20. "Summer Rain' | Belinda Carlisle
This song was actually featured on my Summer Soundtrack blog post back at the beginning of summer back in June. It's the perfect song for this time of year in Charleston when you have off and on showers we have been experiencing.
Hope you enjoyed this post that featured a little advice about planning summer weddings in Charleston. If you are getting a little tired of the rain, it looks like things are going to be getting better in this next few days. If this is your first visit to my website, welcome and thank you for reaching it to the end of this post. Music is my passion and I love to share it with my current and prospective clients. Are you recently engaged and beginning to plan a 2019 wedding in Charleston and want to talk to one of the best Charleston Wedding DJs? Click HERE to tell me a little more about your big day. I'd love to talk music with you soon. Fall 2018 Dates Are Still Available Too,