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"Rain On Me" is a song by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande from Gaga's sixth studio album, Chromatica. It was released through Interscope on May 22, 2020.[5] Two additional remixes by Purple Disco Machine and Ralphi Rosario were released on July 17, 2020. Another remix with Arca was featured on Dawn of Chromatica, which released on September 3, 2021.

Critical Reception[]

Commercially, the song debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100, being Grande's fourth chart-topping single and making her the first artist in history to achieve four number-one debuts. This song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, making it Grande's second career Grammy and the first female collaboration in history to win.[6]

Background[]

The collaboration was confirmed on April 22, 2020 when Gaga revealed the track list for Chromatica.[7]

Grande stated that she "met a woman [Lady Gaga] who knew pain the same way [she] did... who cried as much as [she] did". She went on to state that "[Lady Gaga] then held [her] hand and invited [her] into the beautiful world of Chromatica and together, [they] got to express how beautiful and healing it feels to [...] cry!"[8]

A few hours before the song was officially released, the demo leaked. When fans listened to the demo, they were afraid that this was the final version, as the demo sounded incomplete to them.

Audios[]

Music video[]

The official music video for the song premiered on May 22, 2020, at 10AM PT.[9]

Prior to the release of the video, Gaga talked with Apple Music's Zane Lowe about working with Grande on the video, saying that "she was so open to trying things that she hasn’t done before".[10]

Live performance[]

"Rain on Me" was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year, ultimately winning three awards, including Song of the Year. The duo also debuted the song live at the awards show, which was held in New York City on August 30, 2020. The song is part of the setlist of Gaga's Chromatica Ball, which began on June 17, 2022.

Trivia[]

  • Rain On Me is certified double platinum in the U.S.
  • Rain On Me has over 1 billion streams on Spotify.
  • With "Rain On Me", Grande broke the record for the most number one debuts on the US Billboard Hot 100, with four songs.
  • Arca remixed the song for Gaga's remix album Dawn of Chromatica.
  • Purple Disco Machine and Ralphi Rosario remixed the song.
  • Grande is part of the Purple Haus tribe as revealed in the video.

Merchandise[]

Physical Releases[]

Gallery[]

Behind the scenes[]

On August 6, 2020, Gaga uploaded the 48th episode of Gagavision onto her IGTV. The video contains rehearsals, behind-the-scenes and footage for the music video.[11][12]

Photoshoot[]

Promotional[]

Videos[]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1: Lady Gaga]
I didn't ask for a free ride
I only asked you to show me a real good time
I never asked for the rainfall
At least I showed up, you showed me nothing at all

[Pre-Chorus: Lady Gaga]
It's coming down on me
Water like misery
It's coming down on me
I'm ready, rain on me

[Chorus: Lady Gaga]
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain on me, rain, rain
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain on me

[Post-Chorus: Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande]
Rain on me
Mmm, oh yeah, baby
Rain on me

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Livin' in a world where no one's innocent
Oh, but at least we try, mmm
Gotta live my truth, not keep it bottled in
So I don't lose my mind, baby, yeah

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga]
I can feel it on my skin (It's comin' down on me)
Teardrops on my face (Water like misery)
Let it wash away my sins (It's coming down on me)
Let it wash away, yeah

[Chorus: Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande]
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain on me, rain, rain
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain (Rain) on (On) me

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga]
Rain on me
Rain on me
Oh yeah, yeah
Rain on me, ooh yeah
Rain on me
Rain on me, ooh

[Bridge: Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande]
Hands up to the sky
I'll be your galaxy
I'm about to fly
Rain on me, tsunami
Hands up to the sky
I'll be your galaxy
I'm about to fly
Rain on me (Rain on me)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga]
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive (Rain on me)
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain on me, rain, rain (Rain on me)
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive (At least I'm alive)
Rain on me, rain, rain (Rain on me, babe)
Rain on me (Rain on me)

[Outro: Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande]
I hear the thunder comin' down
Won't you rain on me?
Eh, eh, yeah (Rain on, woo)
I hear the thunder comin' down
Won't you rain on me? (Me)
Eh, eh, yeah
Rain on me

Track Listing[]

Rain On Me
No.TitleLength
1."Rain On Me"3:02
Total length:3:02
Rain On Me (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
No.TitleLength
1."Rain On Me" (Purple Disco Machine Remix Edit)3:58
2."Rain On Me" (Purple Disco Machine Remix)6:34
Total length:10:32
Rain On Me (Ralphi Rosario Remix)
No.TitleLength
1."Rain On Me" (Ralphi Rosario Remix Edit)3:58
2."Rain On Me" (Ralphi Rosario Remix)7:31
Total length:11:29

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