First Hit #1: February 28, 1981
I Love a Rainy Night is simple, and because it is so simple it’s difficult to really difficult to talk about. The lyrics are just about enjoying a thunderstorm, not much to really analyze, it’s a simple sentiment that pops up in a lot of pop songs – one might question why pop stars love rain so much, but I’ll assume it’s a combination of smells, sounds and feelings that inspire that odd obsession. It’s not complicated in arrangement either, just handclaps and guitar, which help it bounce along at an enjoyable clip. It’s also the kind of song that it’s really easy for even the most uncoordinated old man to dance to, making it ideal to play at weddings. But there’s not much more there, the song is self explanatory, a simple and catchy number that is easy to enjoy.