Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It's Raining Men

"It's Raining Men" was originally recorded by The Weather Girls in 1982, and was a song written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer in 1979.

The Weather Girls (1982)

It had been offered to the legends like Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Diana Ross, Cher, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Teena Marie, Gloria Gaynor, and even Barbra Streisand before being accepted by Martha Wash and Izora Armstead of The Weather Girls, with their version becoming an international hit, selling over 6 million copies worldwide.

Martha Wash x RuPaul (1997)

It was covered by Martha Wash (of The Weather Girls) as a duet with RuPaul in 1997, Geri Halliwell in 2001 and by Young Divas in 2006. The song is hailed as a camp classic and more recently as a dance anthem, and as a classic female anthem.

Geri Halliwell (2001)

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