- Warm summer rain at sunset: Slow and Steady by Of Monsters and Men
- Heavy drops that create steamy city streets: Navy Taxi by Kate Nash
- Drizzle outside your bedroom window after a long day: Wise Up by Aimee Mann
- A light shower that escalates into a torrential downpour for a beautiful moment: Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson
- Thunderstorm with intermittent hail: Apres Moi by Regina Spektor
- Furiously sharp drops racing to the ground as if on horseback: John the Determinist by Jeremy Messersmith*
Clearly I underscore my life entirely too much. Or clearly it rains too much. Or both.
But one more--when it's all over finally: "Somewhere over the Rainbow" (tie between Harry Nilsson and Ray Charles/Johnny Mathis)
*Also the only track that doesn't use piano.