Brent Porche

Brent Porche

Brent Porche

Did you happen to hear Brent Porche’s epic 12-pack of rain songs during the storm on January 9, 2024? Here’s a recap.

Well, it became more of a “baker’s dozen,” but I got to listen to some pretty awesome radio yesterday put on by Brent. As you know, the Delaware Valley experienced quite a storm yesterday. Well, it was most of the East Coast of the U.S., actually.

We got drenched with plenty of rain and whipped by windspeeds upward of 45 mph. Through the storm, though, Brent Porche came through for WMMR listeners and played a 12-Pack of Rain Songs. All requests, mind you.

Brent does a 12-Pack every day, Monday through Friday, starting around 4:20 p.m. It is straight tunes, no fluff. It was so creative to make all of the songs rain songs. How he found 12 to play is beyond me. Oh wait, 13! Yes. Yesterday, he made it a baker’s dozen after adding a 13th song played via CD.

It was a creative and fun take on the storm rocking this area. While the clouds loomed overhead, Brent Porche made sure Philadelphia was still entertained with some of the best rock songs ever made.

Here are the 13 rain songs Brent played during the storm:

  • "Fool In The Rain" - Led Zeppelin

    He started off the 12-Pack with this upbeat tune from Led Zeppelin. It’s a pretty sunshine-y song about rain. It will brighten up anyone’s day.

  • "The Sky Is Crying" - Stevie Ray Vaughan

    While not expressly mentioning rain in the title, you get the gist. The sky was, in fact, crying. For about 24 hours straight.

  • "Only Happy When It Rains" - Garbage

    Are you happy when it rains? We sort of weren’t. Made our commutes a bit perilous. This Garbage song is a good one for a stormy day.

  • "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - Bob Dylan

    This track from Blonde on Blonde was originally named “Everybody Must Get Stoned.” Instead, it got a very rainy title, which worked perfectly for this 12-Pack!

  • "Rain" - Breaking Benjamin

    Did you know that Smashing Pumpkins front man, Billy Corgan, co-wrote the lyrics and musical arrangements for this song? The song ends with the old rhyme, “rain, rain, go away.” That’s how we all felt during the storm.

  • "Let It Rain" - Eric Clapton

    Guitar god Eric Clapton must not have experienced the kind of rain we got when he wrote this song. We were not singing “let it rain” up to the skies.

  • "Rain In The Summertime" - The Alarm

    From the aptly named album, Eye of the Hurricane, The Alarm must have had rain on the brain. We wish it was rain in the summertime. Alas, it was a chilly January day.

  • "Box Of Rain" - Grateful Dead

    The “Box of Rain” referred to here is actually referring to the Earth, which is a ball of rain. But box rolled off the tongue better.

  • "Love, Reign O'er Me" - Pearl Jam

    Pearl Jam released this cover of The Who’s “Love, Reign O’er Me” for the 2007 film Reign Over Me. Yes, it’s not “rain.” But reign and rain sound the same so…

  • "Who'll Stop The Rain?" - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    We were all asking this. Who will stop it? It was downpouring by this point in the 12-Pack.

  • "Raining Blood" - Slayer

    Well, it certainly wasn’t raining blood, thank god. Maybe Brent played this to remind us that it could have been much worse. At leat it wasn’t raining blood, right?

  • "Rain" - The Beatles

    Some of Ringo’s best drumming takes place on this philosophical John-led song. It’s about the nature of humans, and how we don’t really enjoy any type of weather. I think we’d all pretty much enjoy a sunny day over rain, though.

  • "Purple Rain" - Prince

    And, of course, we didn’t forget “Purple Rain,” only one of the most iconic rain songs ever. Ending out the set with this tune from Prince felt right.

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