We hope you're staying safe and dry, Bay Area! Soundtrack your Pineapple Express experience with these homegrown odes to rain, always a wonderful music metaphor for something essential to life itself:
The Weather Girls, "It's Raining Men"
Start listening to this fierce and big-bodied anthem now before the Sylvester musical blows into town in February:
Young Gully, "Weather the Storm"
This 2013 song from the East Oakland rapper flips Toto's Eighties hit "Africa" into something straight from the turf — and perfect for these wet days:
Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
This timeless East Bay classic from 1970 got one of those new-fangled lyric videos recently:
Jefferson Starship, "Song to the Sun"
Here's another Seventies Bay Area classic, still the most groovy plea for a dry day:
Metallica, "Only Happy When It Rains"
A surprising acoustic cover version of the 1995 hit by UK act Garbage performed at the Bridge School Benefit in 2007: