Rain – SWV (Sisters With Voices) | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#25) & R&B (#7); 1998

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson, and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons started singing together at the tender age of 12 as Female Edition. After Coko and Lelee’s brief detour into gospel music, the three teamed up once again. Once signed to RCA Records, the label brought Brian Alexander Morgan

– who had worked with Martha Wash on Give It To You – in to work with them. Although SWV’s 1992 debut single, Right Here, reached #13 R&B, it did nothing on the pop chart. I’m So Into You changed all that, peaking at #2 R&B and #6 Pop. Throughout 1993 SWV’s voices dominated radio, television, and club play, yet by 1995 the group’s streak had slowed. You’re The One found them back on top in 1996 and 1997 brought Someone (#5 R&B). Unfortunately for fans of the trio, Rain – penned by Brian Alexander Morgan – proved to be the group’s swan song. After three hit albums and nine Top 10 R&B hits, SWV’s career was over.

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Produced by:

  • Brian Alexander Morgan

Lyrics Written by:

  • Brian Alexander Morgan
  • Jaco Pastorius