#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “I” is for “I Love a Rainy Night”

I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music industry.

Country music often crossed over to the pop charts, and here is a prime example. Eddie Rabbitt was a country singer and songwriter (he composed “Kentucky Rain” for Elvis Presley and “Pure Love” for Ronnie Milsap), and had hits with Juice Newton and Crystal Gayle.

“I Love a Rainy Night” was released late in 1980 but charted in early 1981, succeeding another country music star, Dolly Parton, whose “9 to 5” had hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop songs.

Here is Eddie Rabbitt, and his band, on the show “Solid Gold.” Yes, it’s all lip-synched.

23 thoughts on “#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “I” is for “I Love a Rainy Night”

  1. I love rock and roll.

    On Mon, Apr 11, 2022 at 3:01 AM Martha Reynolds Writes wrote:

    > Martha Reynolds posted: ” I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My > newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and > oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music > industry. Country music often crossed over to the pop charts,” >

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