Friday, February 28, 2014

MY TUNE OF THE DAY

We are finally getting some much needed rain here in Los Angeles today. I haven't seen rain fall like this in many years, so why not share the song, "It Never Rains In Southern California". However,  there are two completely different songs that have that title.

The first was recorded by Albert Hammond, a British rock artist who co-wrote the semi-autobiographical song about a singer coming to L.A. to try and make it in the business but struggles in this highly competitive city. "It Never Rains In Southern California" reached the U.S top five in 1972 and became his only hit.

The other is a r&b classic from Tony! Toni! Toné!. "It Never Rains (In Southern California)" reached the top of the Billboard r&b chart for two weeks and hit the top forty of the pop chart back in 1990.

I can't decide which song to pick as I love them both so, enjoy each of them:

"It Never Rains In Southern California" - Albert Hammond (1972)

"It Never Rains (In Southern California)" - Tony! Toni! Toné! (1990)

TOM PETTY (1950 - 2017)

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