Monday, April 8, 2013

Peaked at 15: Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again

The Fortunes’ comeback hit from 1971, “Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again,” is our second featured selection that peaked at #15. In the US, The Fortunes only had two hits previous that charted within the Top 40: “You’ve Got Your Troubles” at #2 and “Here it Comes Again” at #27. Both songs charted in 1965.

During their dry period in the US, The Fortunes became vocal presence of Coca-Cola singing the “Things Go Better with Coke” and the “It’s the Real Thing” jingles. “Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again” was penned by British songwriters Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook, and Tony Macaulay. Greenaway and Cook produced the single and previously had co-written their biggest hit “You’ve Got Your Troubles.”

The production is very “pop” oriented and contains a glockenspiel as the signature instrument in the intro,  between lines in the verses and during the chorus and reprise; however, it is absent during the bridge.

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