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WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: THE SEARCHERS
 
Top Position (Australia): 27
 
Song Author: Malvina Reynolds
 
 
Year Recorded: 1965
Record Label: Astor
Label Number: AP-1109
 
SONG PROFILE
 
What Have They Done to the Rain

Format 7" single.

"What Have They Done to the Rain" is a song by Malvina Reynolds.

It was written in 1962 and first entitled "Rain Song".

It was written as part of a campaign to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, which was producing fall-out.

The song was recorded by The Searchers, reaching number 29 on the U.S. charts in 1965, and number 13 in the UK in 1964.

It has been recorded by many other artists including Marianne Faithfull and Joan Baez.