Rain (Beatles song)

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"Rain" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 30 May 1966 as the B-side of their "Paperback Writer" single. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for Revolver, although neither appear on that album. "Rain" was written by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. He described its meaning as "about people moaning about the weather all the time".[3]

Quick facts: "Rain", Single by the Beatles, A-side, Releas...
US picture sleeve (reverse)
Single by the Beatles
A-side"Paperback Writer"
Released30 May 1966 (1966-05-30)
Recorded14 & 16 April 1966
StudioEMI, London
GenrePsychedelic rock[1][2]
Producer(s)George Martin
The Beatles UK singles chronology
"Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out"
"Paperback Writer" / "Rain"
"Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine"
The Beatles US singles chronology
"Nowhere Man"
"Paperback Writer" / "Rain"
"Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine"
Promotional film
"Rain" on YouTube

The song's recording contains a slowed-down rhythm track, a droning bass line and backwards vocals. Its release marked the first time that reversed sounds appeared in a pop song, although the Beatles used the same technique on the Revolver track "Tomorrow Never Knows", recorded days earlier.[4] Ringo Starr considers "Rain" his best recorded drum performance. Three promotional films were created for the song, and they are considered among the early precursors of music videos.

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