Making Love in the Rain

"Making Love in the Rain" is the third single by Herb Alpert from his Keep Your Eye on Me album. It features lead vocals by Lisa Keith with back-up vocals by Janet Jackson. It also features the rare occurrence of Alpert playing a muted trumpet, since he normally plays without one.

"Making Love in the Rain"
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Single by Herb Alpert with vocals by Lisa Keith and Janet Jackson
from the album Keep Your Eye on Me
B-side"Rocket to the Moon"
ReleasedJuly 20, 1987 (1987-07-20)
Producer(s)Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Herb Alpert singles chronology
"Making Love in the Rain"
"3 O'clock Jump"
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"The Pleasure Principle"
"Making Love in the Rain"
"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
Lisa Keith singles chronology
"Keep Your Eye on Me"
"Making Love in the Rain"
"Better Than You"

"Making Love in the Rain" was a big success on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, reaching number seven. In the 1987 US Billboard adult contemporary chart, the song is peaked at number 21. The song did moderately well on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 35.

For the first time, Jackson included the song during the DJ interlude on the second leg of her 2018 State of the World Tour.


Chart (1987) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 35
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[3] 21

Official versions/remixesEdit

  • Album version – 5:53
  • Instrumental – 5:49
  • 12" mix – 5:50
  • 7" edit – 3:58

Track listingsEdit

Canada/Japan/US/West Germany 7" single
  1. "Making Love in the Rain" (Edit)
  2. "Rocket to the Moon"
UK 7"
  1. "Making Love in the Rain" (Edit)
  2. "Making Love in the Rain" (Instrumental)
UK/West Germany 12"
  1. "Making Love in the Rain" (12" Mix)
  2. "Making Love in the Rain" (Instrumental)
  3. "The Herb Alpert CD Megamix"
US 12"
  1. "Making Love in the Rain" (12" Mix)
  2. "Diamonds" (Cool Summer Mix)
  3. "Keep Your Eye on Me" (Extended Mix)