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"Rain" is a 1998 single released by the group SWV. The musical backing track is based on Jaco Pastorius's "Portrait of Tracy." First heard in 1997 on the group's third album Release Some Tension, the song was released as a single the next year. It peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 7 on the US Hot R&B Singles chart. Singer Tyrese appeared in the song's music video. He would later sing the hook on rapper Chingy's hit song "Pullin' Me Back", which samples the SWV song. Smooth jazz musician and guitarist Norman Brown covered the song on his 1999 album, Celebration. Toronto based producer duo Team Majestic Music, also sampled "Rain" for their song "Let It Fall." New York City house producer Baltra sampled it late 2016/early 2017.

"Rain"
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Single by SWV
from the album Release Some Tension
B-side
  • "Lose Myself"
  • "Lose My Cool" (Stoney's Pump Mix)
  • "Someone" (Mosso House Radio Edit)
ReleasedMarch 9, 1998 (1998-03-09)
Format
Recorded1997; The B Section
(Laguna, California[disambiguation needed])
GenreR&B
Length4:25
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Brian Alexander Morgan
SWV singles chronology
"Lose My Cool"
(1997)
"Rain"
(1998)
"Co-Sign"
(2011)

Track listingEdit

US Promo

  1. Rain (LP Version) 4:24
  2. Rain (Instrumental) 4:54
  3. Rain (A Cappella) 3:55
  4. Rain (Suggested Callout Hook) 0:13

US CD

  1. Rain (LP Version) 4:25
  2. Lose Myself (LP Version) 4:38

UK CD

  1. Rain (LP Version) 4:25
  2. Lose My Cool (Stoney's Pump Mix) 6:53
  3. Someone (Mosso House Radio Edit) 3:47

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