Flash Activity Recap: How do you sing in the rain?

Watch everyone's stormy weather videos!

The activity: Post a video of a song that reminds you of stormy weather. The results are below!

 

From Cynthia Smith:

This one seemed a little obvious to me at first but it remains my favorite thunderstorm music and it is performed very well here by a youth orchestra: Beethoven's 6th Symphony, movement 4, Performed by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra. Conductor Alexander Shelley. 16 July 2010


From Rahul Rajkhowa:

This is my song when it rains here. Just my own simple combo that sounds totally like a nursery rhyme..But then again, honestly, it's just the song that comes to my mind when it rains.

 

 

From Jonathon Hampton:

Though the words to the jazz standard "Smile" are actually about raising your spirits, the music in so melancholy that one can't help but think of this during sad or rainy moments. It's also popularly used during movie montages when a couple is going through hard times. Also, the first verse says, "When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by." Aside from Nat "King" Cole's version, I really love the latest by Madeline Peyroux:

 

From Shaids Ismail:

I know these aren't really depressing songs that suits the rain or anything, but for me, rain and thunderstorms aren't all that bad. They're gifts that helps us go through life :)

 

 

From Sneh Ratna Choudhary:

This song is in Hindi, and I absolutely love it. It means heavy monsoon rain pouring down. The music and the lyrics in the song remind me of rainy days.


 

From Chris Amos:

Here is one of my favorite musical rainstorms...

 

 

 


The Theme: 

We had a bad thunderstorm the other day here in NYC, and we couldn’t get the song “Stormy Weather” out of our heads!

 

The Activity:

What music reminds you of rain or thunderstorms?

 

Use the comment area below to embed a video of a song that evokes rain or a thunderstorm, and tell us what in the music reminds you of the weather.  Is it the instruments? The rhythm? The texture? Be specific in your description.

 

You have until Tuesday, August 23rd to comment—so hurry!!!

 

Please remember that it is okay to link to or embed other people’s content, but it is not okay to upload it as your own. If you are unsure, please see the frequently asked questions about sharing media online, or send a message to ydesoiza@carnegiehall.org if you have additional questions.

 

Now you can have "Stormy Weather" stuck in your head, too!

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Comment by Cynthia Smith on August 23, 2011 at 11:03pm

This one seemed a little obvious to me at first but it remains my favorite thunderstorm music and it is performed very well here by a youth orchestra:  Beethoven's 6th Symphony, movement 4,  Performed by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra. Conductor Alexander Shelley. 16 July 2010

Comment by Rahul Rajkhowa on August 23, 2011 at 5:21am

Find more videos like this on Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange

This is My song when it rains here..Nothing Spectacular..Just a simple Own Compo..That sounds totally like a Nursery Rhyme..But then again honestly its just the song that comes to my mind when it rains..
Comment by Jonathon Hampton on August 21, 2011 at 10:18am

Though to words to the jazz standard "Smile" are actually about raising your spirits, the music in so melancholy that one can't help but think of this during sad or rainy moments. It's also popularly used during movie montages when a couple is going through hard times. Also, the first verse says, "When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by." Aside from Nat "King" Cole's version, I really love the latest by Madeline Peyroux:

 

 

Comment by Shaids Ismail on August 20, 2011 at 1:32am

this second is the second one. :)

Comment by Shaids Ismail on August 20, 2011 at 1:25am

know these aren't really depressing songs that suits the rain or anything~

but for me, rain and thunderstorms aren't all that bad,

for me they're gifts that helps us go through life :)

btw it's ok to embed two vids right? :P

Comment by Sneh Ratna Choudhary on August 19, 2011 at 4:55am

  the music and the lyrics in the song remind of rainy days..i forgot to say that :P

 

Comment by Sneh Ratna Choudhary on August 19, 2011 at 4:47am
this song is in hindi..n i absolutely love it..it means heavy monsoon rain pouring down..http://youtu.be/PI-v9r1D7ZE
Comment by Christopher Amos on August 18, 2011 at 6:14pm

Here is one of my favorite musical rainstorms...

 

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