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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is Whatever You Need It to Be Right Now

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is Whatever You Need It to Be Right Now

Last night online I tried to think of a bad song about rain, and I couldn’t come up with one, and no one else who tried to come up with one in the Twitter thread could do it either. That’s because rain is a rich topic for songwriters. You can roll it out as melodramatic mise-en-scène during a dark story song (Garth Brooks’s “The Thunder Rolls,” Brooke Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia”) or you can employ it as a heavy-handed metaphor for depression (The Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain,” the Carpenters’ “Rainy Days and Mondays”),

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Jersey Shore and many other U.S. beaches reopen for a Memorial Day like no other

Jersey Shore and many other U.S. beaches reopen for a Memorial Day like no other

Restrictions will be in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

In his song “Jersey Girl,” Tom Waits famously sang, “Down on the shore everything’s all right/ You with your baby on a Saturday night.”

But when the Jersey Shore reopens for Memorial Day weekend with the coronavirus still stalking the state and the rest of the land, not everything will be as “all right” as it used to be.

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