Monday, October 17, 2016

Song #250: "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling"--The Fortunes (1971)

We kick off my Top 250 songs of all-time with a group which had a few cracks at the American charts in the 1960's and early 1970's. Usually, when one hears a song from The Fortunes, you know the song, but have no idea who sang it.

Their success began with "You've Got Your Troubles" and "Here It Comes Again" back in 1965. They wouldn't return to the Top 40 until they released today's tune in the Spring of 1971.

Great hook, and excellent pacing for a song that's subject matter is really nothing like its sound. That's not easy to do, create a feel-good sound about, frankly, another bout of depression. Please note I've suffered/do suffer from depression, so I don't mean anything tongue-in-cheek here.

Dreaming in vain. That sucks. Happy Monday!

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