[series] Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – It’s Raining (10/31/2004)

Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

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I am just going to go ahead and say it. It is my belief that in 2004 Rain met his sexy persona head on, embraced it and let it come out to play full force. Not that How To Avoid The Sun was not sexy…it was (and still is today). But I am not sure Clouds were prepared to meet It’s Raining when the torrential downpour arrived and flooded the place in late 2004.

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By the end of October 2004, the romcom Full House was nearing its finale and was a HUGE hit. Rain was on fire. His star was blazing throughout Korea and all of Southeast Asia. When he brought It’s Raining to the Inkigayo stage on October 31, 2004, he just slapped us all around with it and left us stunned.  With the in-your-face provocative choreography and his declaration that the music not only controlled his body….it ultimately invaded ours and took us for the thrill ride of our lives because that is, as he so aptly states in the song, what “the people are waiting for.”

Amen little brother…amen!

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And although Rain has been cute since the dawn of time, he just went off the chart handsome in 2004 (in my opinion). I think in 2004 there was a perfect storm of cute, sexy, and confidence that collided and fell so wonderfully into place with his already down-to-earth, gracious and charming demeanor. Cap that off with his incredible talent and I have to ask: could any one match that in 2004? Can anyone even match that now??!

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I honestly think he is too good to be true sometimes!! Let’s just watch him let loose…seriously, you can see how the music just consumes him and takes over. Every pulse, every beat, every chord, every note are just attached to every one of his nerve endings. I just love this song and the way he performs it.

It’s Raining always heats things up for me – always. It is one of my favorites.

Michele @cloudusa.wordpress.com/CloudUSA.org

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[Video credit: manloverain8]

~ by Michele on January 28, 2014.

2 Responses to “[series] Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – It’s Raining (10/31/2004)”

  1. Merci Michele pour le souvenir
    Pour moi aussi It’s Rainning est ma chanson favorite ( il y en a d’aure bien sur , mais celle-ci est spécale )


    • Salut, Lyly. 🙂 Cette chanson et l’album sera toujours spécial pour moi parce que c’est quand Rain a finalement été reconnu comme un artiste de bonne foi sur son propre mérite.

      Stephe ^@@^

      (Hi, Lyly. That song and album will always be special to me because that’s when Rain was finally recognized as a bona fide artist on his own merit.)


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