Release Date

January 1, 1971

“In the Rain” is a 1972 soul single by American vocal group The Dramatics, from their first album, Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get. It was written by Tony Hester. It was released in February 1972. The track is notable for its use of sounds of rain and thunder, first heard before the song’s introduction, then throughout the instrumental and chorus sections. “In the Rain” reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart. It sold over one million copies and is the group’s biggest hit. Billboard ranked it as the No. 53 song for 1972.