Top Japanese Rain Songs

Howdy? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Rainy season goes through June to July in Japan. Oh, don’t get so depressed. I got you some Japanese rain songs to enjoy such a wet day.

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Top Japanese Rain Songs

Ame no Bojo (雨の慕情) by Aki Yashiro

Year released: 1980

 

One of hit songs of a popular Enka singer. A broken-heart song, I think.

 

Rainy Blue(レイニーブルー) by Hideaki Tokunaga

Year released: 1986

 

A hit song from the mid 80’s. His high-tone voice and the melody light up a dark sky..

 

Rain by Motohiro Hata

Year released: 1988 (original)

 

This is a cover song originally made in the late 80’s. This cover was used in a popular animation film called The Garden of Words (by the directer who made Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)). Its sentimental melody fits the movie quite well.

 

ENDLESS RAIN by X JAPAN

Year released: 1989

 

X JAPAN is a popular rock band from the 90’s. This song was one of their early songs. Unlikely their heavy metal make-up and outfit, this song is very gentle and melodious. Still loved by many fans.

 

Hajimari wa Itsumo Ame(はじまりはいつも雨) by ASKA

Year released: 1991

He’s a member of CHAGE & ASKA, a popular duo from 80’s through 90’s. This song has been a popular rain song for a long time.

 

Squall by Eiko Matsumoto

Year released: 1999

 

Kind of one-hit wonder from the late 90’s. However, still popular at karaoke.

 

Nijiiro(にじいろ) by Ayaka

Year released: 2015

 

It was a theme song of one of dramas on NHK in 2015. As its title Niji (rainbow) Iro (color), it may be a good song for wising for a rainbow after the rain!

 

Amefuri(あめふり)

Year released:1925

 

One of the popular kids songs. Kinda of let-it-rain song.

 

Katatsumuri(かたつむり)

Year released:1911

 

The snail song. A fun factor on a rainy day is we have more chances to witness snails!

 

A Chorus of Frogs(かえるの合唱)

Year released: Unknown

 

I’ve read that this song is based on a German song though. Well, can’t avoid it when it comes to frogs.

 

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How do you find them? How do you spend on a rainy day? Share your thoughts with us in the comment!

See you around!