|“Right as Rain”|
|Song by Adele|
from the album 19
|Released||January 25, 2008|
|Writer(s)||Adele Adkins, Leon Michels, Jeff Silverman, Nick Movshon, Clay Holley|
|19 track listing|
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|"First Love"||"Make You Feel My Love"|
"Right as Rain" appears as the eighth track on Adele's debut album, 19. It is preceded by "First Love" and followed by "Make You Feel My Love." "Right as Rain" was written by Adele, Nicholas Anthony Movshon, Leon Marcus Michels, Jeffrey Scott Silverman, and Clay Holley. The track was the final song written for 19.
"Right as Rain" was one of two songs considered to be released as the third single from 19. Initially, it was given its own cover art, prompting speculation that it would be released as a single. Although the song was sent to radio as a promotional single, its scheduled release as a single was canceled at the last minute, and "Cold Shoulder" was ultimately chosen instead.
Background and composition
The song is speculated to be written about the ex-boyfriend who inspired the majority of the songs on the album. It was written in the key of F# Major. On the album version of the track, Adele played the cowbell, while her touring guitarist and close friend Ben Thomas played the guitar.
"Right as Rain" was included in the setlist of Adele's first two tours, An Evening With Adele and Adele Live. It was later included in her live releases, iTunes Live from SoHo and Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
The song was also performed on the American television series Ugly Betty. Adele's appearance on the show helped the episode to gain generally positive reviews. The song was used in the season 2 episode of Lipstick Jungle entitled "Pandora's Box." In 2016, the song was included in the film Bridget Jones's Baby; however it was not included on the film's soundtrack.
- Adele – songwriting, vocals, cowbell
- Clay Holley, Jeff Silverman, Leon Michels, Nick Movshon – songwriting
- Tom Driessler – bass, tambourine
- Louis Sharpe – drums
- Ben Thomas – guitar
- Neil Cowley – organ, electric piano
- Jim Abbiss – producer, mixer
- Richard Wilkinson – mixer, recording
- Simon Hayes – mixing assistant
- Adele: The Biography