Music Mondays: Rainy Day Playlist

If there is one thing certain about Florida in the summer… it is the rain. Yeah, you thought I was going to speak about the heat or perpetual sunshine, but that would be a lie. If you live in Florida you know that every summer day around 3pm, a torrential downpour ensues.

Here are a few music selections to hold you over on these rainy days, especially if you are stuck on a drive around this time of day.


  1.  Drown- Front Porch Step

Front Porch Step is the perfect rainy day band. Just play any of their songs and you will feel nostalgic, which is like the poster feeling of a rainy day.

  1. Raining In Paris- The Maine

Okay, I couldn’t resist. The song title literally has the word “raining” in it. The fact remains, though, that John O’Callaghan’s voice has a slow rasp that fills in perfectly between rain droplets.

  1. Wide Awake- Man Overboard

This song is especially great on rainy car rides. Just trust me, give it a try. It was hard to pick between this or Atlas for the perfect rainy day song but come on, gang vocals just screams rainy days.

  1. Interlude: Moving On- Paramore

This short (1:10) ukulele accompanied song is the greatest rainy day anthem. For recent graduates like myself, this tune resonates well. If you are trying to get your shit together on a rainy day, as I often do, this song is the perfect “start your life” one.

  1. Over You (feat. A Great Big World)- Ingrid Michaelson

This song is pretty much the definition of heart-wrenching, even if you’re not getting over someone. Ingrid Michaelson and A Great Big World’s vocals mashed together tug on the heart strings just a bit too much, but it is perfect for a rainy, melancholy day.

  1. A Part of Me (feat. Laura Whiteside)- Neck Deep

This song just hits right in the rainy day feels. It is from the album Rain in July which is super cliché, yet again, but I couldn’t resist. The rough vocals in paring with Laura Whiteside’s soft voice makes for a beautiful rainy day anthem.

  1. Tee Shirt- Birdy

This indie tune is from The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack, which in itself lends for some strong emotions. Additionally though, it is a quiet love song that is fit for any rainy day inside.

  1. Ribs- Lorde

Ribs is my any weather song, but on rainy days it serves as an undeniably angsty rainy day jam. Even if it’s not raining, go give this song a listen. It shows Lorde as an artist, not just a pop tune.

  1. Land Locked Blues- Bright Eyes

Go figure, we can’t get through a rainy day playlist without including Bright Eyes. Land Locked Blues is my particular favorite for this weather. I mean, really any Bright Eyes song will suffice, this is just my personal favorite.

10. Degausser- Brand New

Brand New is equally one of those bands that fits perfectly on a rainy day. Degausser is more upbeat than most of the songs on this playlist but it really embodies the feelings you usually have on rainy days.

So there it is. 10 songs that should last you the duration of that 2-3 o’clock shower that inevitably always comes through.

Comment your favorite rainy day songs below!