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.
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This is a cover song originally made in the late 80’s. This cover was used in a popular animation film called The Garden of Words (by the directer who made Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)).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!
One of the popular kids songs. Kinda of let-it-rain song.
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.
How do you find them? How do you spend on a rainy day? Share your thoughts with us in the comment!
See you around!