#SLS ~ Rain? In SoCal?

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. If you’re not familiar with Jim, why not head over, and have a look around. You’ll find more than just the fine print for this prompt.

The theme this week is Elevator Music. I struggled with this one. I found a few songs, but none of them seemed right. Then the weather changed and I knew what song I wanted to use. (Have you guessed from the title?)

The song was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. It was recorded by Albert Hammond, and released on October 21, 1972 in the United States. According to Wiki, the song peaked at number five on Billboard Hot 100.

That’s the original version of the song, but the theme is Elevator Music, so we’ll be listening to a Muzak version of the song. Lyrics are provided below since this is still Song Lyric Sunday, right?!

I present It Never Rains In [Southern] California performed by the Nick Perito Orchestra. Nicholas Perito was a composer, and the closest collaborator of Perry Como.

Nick Perito Orchestra ~ It Never Rains In California

Got on board a westbound 747
Didn’t think before deciding what to do
Oh, that talk of opportunities, TV breaks and movies
Rang true, sure rang true


Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl, don’t they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours


Out of work, I’m out of my head
Out of self respect, I’m out of bread
I’m underloved, I’m underfed
I wanna go home


It never rains in California
But girl, don’t they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours


Will you tell the folks back home I nearly made it?
Had offers but don’t know which one to take
Please don’t tell ’em how you found me
Don’t tell ’em how you found me
Gimme a break, give me a break


Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl, don’t they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

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Wake up! An interesting theme this week. I learned a few things, and Mother Nature helped me pick a song. Do you have a favorite Elevator Music song? Do you know the name of the song most TV shows and movies use as standard Elevator Music?

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