No deep meaning behind this one…it’s just raining tonight. There is something very satisfying about big downpours of rain—it’s very cathartic. Plus, I love the excuse it gives me to hang around inside and watch a movie, take a bath, etc.
Not much deep meaning in this song, either—it’s Madonna, after all. When I was a kid, I took dance for about seven years, and I remember we used to warm up to this song, stretching out on the floor. This seems like the kind of memory I might have made up, but I feel like I remember doing those stretches one evening when it actually was raining out.
I have an entire playlist devoted to songs about rain, and this isn’t the best song on it, but somehow it’s always the one I want to listen to first when it’s raining out.
Runner-up: “The Beauty of the Rain” by Dar Williams