1984 - I can't stand the rain 7 Inch Single

"I Can’t Stand The Rain" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Private Dancer".
It’s a cover version. It was first released by Ann Peebles in 1973. Ann’s version was pure soul and R&B. I Can’t Stand The Rain was written by Ann Peebles, Don Bryant and Bernard Miller.

"I Can’t Stand The Rain" is a song about a woman and a man who are separated and since then she can’t stand the rain against her window. It brings her sweet memories which she clearly doesn’t want to re-live.

During the disco period the song was covered by the band Eruption. The lead vocalist was Precious Wilson. They’ve released the song in 1977 and had a huge success with their disco version of the song. Their intro became the anthem for a tv music programm called Toppop.

Tina covered the song for her "Private Dancer" album and made a rock/pop version of the song. The album version was a little softer than her live version. It became a success in certain European countries and was released in early 1985 in a few European countries only.

Tina performed the song multiple times during TV Shows, for instance on Wetten Dass and Countdown Australia. She also included the song during her live tour since 1984-2009. Except for her Twenty Four Seven Millenium World Tour in 2000. We don't know why Tina didn't include the song in her setlist during that tour.

"I Can’t Stand The Rain" came in a few formats. 7" single with different covers, 12" single with different covers.

 

 

The B-Side was a live version of "Let’s Pretend We're Married". This song was written by Prince in 1982 and was used for his hit movie "Purple Rain". "Let’s Pretend We're Married" is a catchy synthpop song about a man who’s left by his girlfriend, and another woman shows up at his doorstep. He tries to convince her to stay with him all night for some love fun. Tina covered the song in her 1983 tour and made her own rockpop version of it. She made the lyrics a lot more clean so to speak. She also used this song as opening for her Private Dancer Tour.

 

 

Track Listing
"I Can't Stand The Rain"
I can't stand the rain

Album: Private Dancer - 1984 (originally from Ann Peebles)

[Chorus:]
I can't stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories
I can't stand the rain
Against my window
Because he's not here with me

Hey window pane
Do you remember
How sweet it used to be
When we were together
Everything was so grand
Now that we're parted
There's one sound
That I just can't stand

[Chorus]

I can't stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories
I can't stand the rain

- 3.41 min.
"Let's Pretend We're Married"
Let's pretend we're married

Single: I can't stand the rain (originally from Prince) - 1984

Excuse me but I need a love like yours
to help me forget the guy that just walked out that door
funny but it seems that ypu're alone like me
if you are then let's go see, see, see

Little darlin' if you're free for a couple of hours
And ain't busy for the next seven years
let's pretend we're married and go all night
there ain't nothin' wrong if it feels all right
I won't stop until the morning light
let's pretend we're married and go all night, tonight

Ooh-we-coo-coo-sha-sha yeah
everybody sing together
ooh-we-coo-coo-sha-sha- yeah

Excuse me but I need your tender skin
don't you want to be my fantasy
I don't care if you don't ever come
and if you go (so what)
c'mon baby, let's ball

And if you're free for a couple of hours
and ain't busy for the next seven years
let's pretend we're married and go all night
there ain't nothin' wrong if it feels all right
I won't stop until the morning light
let's pretend we're married and go all night, tonight

Ooh-we-coo-coo-sha-sha yeah
everybody sing together
ooh-we-coo-coo-sha-sha- yeah
ooh-we-coo-coo-sha-sha yeah
everybody singing
ooh-we-coo-coo-sha-sha- yeah

What you heard about me is true
I change the rules and do what I wanna do
I'm in love with life, it's the only way
'cause you and I know we gotta go some day
if you think I'm wild, you're probably right
'cause I'm gonna rock'n roll everyday and evey night

- 4.22 min.


Released: 1985
Genre: Rockpop
Length: 3.41 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "I Can’t Stand The Rain" - A. Peebles, D. Bryant and B.Miller
"Let’s Pretend We're Married (Live)" - Prince
Producer: Terry Britten

Chart Positions (1985)
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 6
Germany (Official German Charts) - 9
Ireland (IRMA) - 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 57

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 

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