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6 Playlists for Rainy Days

by Bill Welles

When rain is crashing against your window and wind is whipping with reckless abandon, sometimes all you want to do is stay indoors—and we can certainly relate. When you’re hit with a case of April showers, this is the perfect time to curl up with a warm blanket, your coziest pair of sweatpants, and unwind with a soothing playlist.  

If you’ve got spring fever, the last thing you want to see are gloomy skies and dark clouds occupying the warm, invigorating rays of the sun. However, while the warm weather is temporarily M.I.A., this allows you to discover some new music while you relax and watch the rainfall.  

Whether you’re glued to the couch or spending the day in bed, we’ve curated a few playlists from Spotify that are sure to lift your spirit and capture the pure essence of a rainy day. Grab your headphones and get ready to press “play.”  

woman listening to music in the rain 

1. Rainy Day Classics  

If you’re a fan of 60s, 70s, and 80s hits, then you couldn’t ask for a better playlist. With 52 songs in total and over three hours of pure nostalgia, this selection of tunes will help get you through the rainy day and automatically send you back in time.  

This playlist is not to be confused with “dad rock” (even though your dad probably had most of these songs on cassette). This is a playlist for all ages to enjoy. It’s full of timeless, feel-good music that can help pass the time and revitalize your otherwise lethargic rainy afternoon.  

Featuring artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, and more, this rainy day playlist may just turn into your everyday playlist.  

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2. Rainy Day Kids 

If you’re stuck indoors during a storm, odds are your kids are stuck at home with you. As much as kids would prefer to be outside playing with their friends, a rainy day creates an opportunity to play some fun and educational songs to keep them energized throughout the day.  

Songs like “Mr. Sun,” “Rain, Rain Go Away,” and “Singing in the Rain” are some all-time favorites that your kids are sure to recognize and sing along to. And any playlist that features songs by Raffi is a no-brainer if you’re searching for children's music.  

3. Songs About Rain  

Sometimes, the best way to get through a stormy day is to embrace and immerse yourself in the weather. If it’s still pouring and the old man is still snoring, how about dedicating your playlist to songs written about rain? It makes sense to us!  

Songs like “Make It Rain” by Ed Sheeran, “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele, “No Rain” by Blind Melon, and “One Rainy Wish” by Jimi Hendrix are just a few of the songs featured as part of this 52-track playlist.  

Whether or not you’re a fan of rainy weather, music is always the best way to add a little warmth to a chilly day.  

4. Rainy Day Jazz 

There’s just something about a rainy day that makes you feel like sitting at a coffee shop with a latte in hand enjoying some jazz music in the background. Whether you’re a fan of smooth jazz, freeform, or bebop, this rainy day jazz playlist mimics that feeling—all you need is a fresh cup of joe. 

You can close your eyes and listen to the trumpets, trombones, and saxophones hitting each note with incredible elegance and vigor—envisioning a time where Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, and Duke Ellington were on top of the charts.   

Featuring 92 songs and over six hours of music, this playlist is sure to serve as your introductory lesson to one of the earliest and most profound genres of music. 

jazz musician playing het saxophone 

5. Rainy Day Country  

If you’re not a fan of nursery rhymes, jazz, or rock music, there are plenty of other music genres out there for you to explore. Maybe you prefer country music? Well, in that case, throw on your 10-gallon hat and pair of overalls because we’ve got the ultimate rainy day country playlist, partner.  

With 463 songs and 24 hours of music, this playlist is long enough to outlast any storm. The artists include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, and more. It might be raining, but no one can stop you from throwing your own Stagecoach Festival from home.  

country artist playing the guitar

6. Rainy Days Music for Mellowing Out  

One of Spotify’s most listened to playlists on a rainy day, this collection of songs has over 62,000 likes and features 306 songs. It's a 19-hour collection of acoustic, alternative, indie, classic rock, and more. Wherever your musical preference lies, there are plenty of stellar tracks to get you through the wet and dreary day.   

Stormy weather is all about enjoying good music and warm beverages, so if you need a playlist to help set the vibe, this is the one for you. But beyond that, this is also a great playlist if you’re trying to study, take a nap, read, or enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.  

woman with headphones staring out the window during a rainy day

Turn Up the Volume  

Don’t let the rain get you down—instead, turn up the volume and explore a new world of musical enlightenment. And remember, you’ll need to download the Spotify app or use the Spotify web player to listen to this collection of playlists. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck looking out the window listening to the rain.  

And if you want to expand your musical horizons, we have an entire line of audio equipment and accessories to broaden your listening experience. If you have questions or would like more information, shop our online catalog, give us a call, or visit our store today.