Summer Rain (Johnny Rivers song)

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"Summer Rain"
Summer Rain - Johnny Rivers.jpg
Single by Johnny Rivers
from the album Realization
B-side"Memory of the Coming Good"
ReleasedNovember 1967
Genre Baroque pop, psychedelic pop, pop rock [1]
Label Imperial 66267
Songwriter(s)Jim Hendricks
Johnny Rivers singles chronology
" The Tracks of My Tears"
"Summer Rain"
"Look to Your Soul"

"Summer Rain" is a song written by James Hendricks and performed by Johnny Rivers on his 1968 LP Realization. Of his several dozen releases, it is considered his sixth greatest hit internationally. [2]

It reached No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, No. 6 on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100, and No. 10 in Canada in early January, 1968. [3]

"Summer Rain" is about lifelong love during "the summer of love". It was released in the late fall, remembering the previous summer. The song references Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles album which was released during the middle of that year.

Chart performance



  1. ^ "Johnny Rivers ― Summer Rain (1967, Vinyl) - Discogs".
  2. ^ a b c d "Song artist 376 - Johnny Rivers". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  5. ^
  6. ^ RPM Top 100 Singles of 1967 Archived 2016-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "1968 Year End". Retrieved 2016-10-01.

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