[23 images][news][links][19 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 10/1 — 11/30/2019. It’s Raining overload!

There has been an influx of new Clouds and new Rain fans, and Rain has mentioned working on new music. Don’t know if he is or not, but now is a great time to go all the way back and get folks up to speed on his albums, from 1998 to 2017!

My fourth installment of this series celebrates the time when 22-year-old Rain dropped his third album in October 2004, Vol. 3 It’s Raining, and became known as the real deal and not a manufactured idol. You see, even though his first two albums made him very popular, some people and the media still saw him as only Park JinYoung’s protégé, yet another product of JYPE. It’s Raining put a stop to that real quick and Rain was seen as a bona fide star, a unique talent in his own right. His road to ending up an icon well and truly took off.

Korean album images credit: jessloveblues ↓ ↓

Also that year, TV drama Full House (with Song HyeKyo) premiered in 11 Asian countries plus Australia and India, and made him a household name and the originator of the Korean Wave that rolled over Asia. The drama was so popular, its ratings were as high at 52% and it spawned a massive fan base. Everyone would stop what they were doing wherever they were and watch this show!

In Korea, there are singers who act, and actors who sing. Rain is one of a rare few who is considered an actor and a singer equally by the Korean people. AND he had his very first live concert (RAINY DAY) three months after album It’s Raining dropped.

The song “It’s Raining” is still celebrated by the industry, journalists, and music aficionados today. I expect it always will be. 🙂 — Stephe  ^@@^

Fan cam, 2019. “It’s Raining” at the Z_Pop Dream Live Concert in Seoul, this past February 2019. He’s still got it!! ^@@^ (Credit: mang2goon)

Behind the scenes, 2005. Getting ready to release It’s Raining in Japan in early 2005. Recording in Japanese, and photo shoots for the Japanese album cover art. ^@@^ (Courtesy of manloverain8)

SCROLL DOWN ↓ this post to learn more and see my compilation of images, songs, MVs, track lists, TV spots, and TV appearances (credited as tagged). Please enjoy! ^@@^


» You can visit the previous Open Thread and re-visit Rain’s second album RAIN2 HERE. By the way — have you 10th Cloud sisters left a message for Rain on his officially sanctioned fan club on Naver today?

ANNOUNCEMENT: We noticed many pictures on our homepages weren’t loading anymore… As it turns out, our web host has moved to a new platform and we need to do the same (follow them). Co-founder Terri is working hard behind the scenes to rebuild our site and move it to the new web location. Please don’t worry — our blog is not affected and our new site will be up and running smoothly soon. PLEASE PARDON OUR MESS OVER THERE! 🙂

REMINDER: Rain’s new MBC TV drama, Welcome 2 Life [웰컴2라이프] has finished and was the No. 1 show in its time slot for the duration of its run on Korean TV. The media can’t praise his skills enough! Great job, Rain!! It can be viewed in North America with English subs and in crystal clarity on Kocowa and Viki (we watched on Kocowa!). Please see my previous post HERE for more details. Please support him and enjoy the show!

IT’S ANOTHER GIRL! Rain and wifey Kim Tae Hee have brought a second precious princess into the world! Congratulations! Well, he wants four girls, remember? Only two more to go! *thumbs up* ❤ ❤

» Cloud USA disclaimer. READ it. We’re 10th Cloud term members now, but the same still applies.


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This Month’s Features are: All about Rain’s 3rd album, Vol. 3 It’s Raining, released in October 2004, and about other things happening during that time. Enjoy! ^@@%

SPECIAL POSTS by former staff writer Michele & Co-founder Stephe:

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

» Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – It’s Raining #2 (11/7/2004)

» Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – It’s Raining #3 (11/21/2004)

» Inkigayo Chronicles: A Rain Retrospective – It’s Raining #4 (11/28/2004)

» It’s Raining Included In Most Influential MVs (2/28/2013)

LISTEN to the album track list, watch MVs and fan videos, and READ the songs’ English lyrics HERE in co-founder Terri’s Rain Discography on our Cloud USA homepages. CLICK on the song titles. Enjoy! ^@@^

Official MV. First release, “It’s Raining.” My third MV seeing Rain and the moment all other artists across the world paled for me. I. Was. Hooked. ^@@^ (Credit: RAIN’s Official YT Channel)

Official MV. “I Do”, Korean version. Track 3 off the It’s Raining album and extremely popular, still a favorite of many. The Japanese version is HERE! ^@@^ (Credit: RAIN’s Official YT Channel)

Official MV. “I”/”Nan”/난… In my opinion, the song that has given him the most mileage with his Clouds throughout the whole of his career. Bet! ^@@^ (Credit: RAIN’s Official YT Channel)

Clip. Rain competing live on an SBS chart show with “It’s Raining.” When he won, he was clearly stunned about how loud the fans were and glanced at the host in amazement, haha. 😀 That “V” sign he kept doing during the performance was so cute. ❤ ^@@^ (Credit: RAIN’s Official YT Channel)

Clip, minute marker 4:00. One of my FAVORITE things ever! ❤ In 2008, when his Rainism album was brand new, Rain performed popular wedding song “I Do” on Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate show and made a newly married couple kiss every time he said “I do.” The groom could’ve done it all day, but the bride was finally like, OMG, go away! Bwahahaha XD ^@@^ (Courtesy of Rainrunway629)

Fan cam, TV clip. Two of the BEST “Nan” performances (Daegu 2007 and Saitama 2009). If you’re not careful, they will kill you. They have gratuitous BELT BUCKLE action. YUMMY O_O (HUGE thanks, ling2506 and biWithU0625!!)

Fan cams. Rain at the Shigeake Star Skiing Camp in January 2005. A terrific performance of “It’s Raining” and “I Do”, even though he about froze his ass off and nearly got blown up by killer pyros (WTH??!). His poor face got singed and he was disoriented, my god! I was soooo mad! What were those concert techs thinking, using that much material? His dancers were watching him like, holy sh!t! Is he okay? Heads would have rolled backstage! 😦  The two really cute rehearsal videos helped cheer me up, though. He’s such a ham, haha! ^@@^ (Courtesy of lucy0625)

Clip, interview. Rain was a model for 1492 Miles fashion that same year. One of the things they talked about was the “drunken fist” dance he did during the choreography for song “Do You Love Me or My Fame?” ^@@^ (Courtesy of lucy0625)

Clip. Rain a guest at a mall in Japan during Christmas holiday, where he sang a little “I Do” in Japanese and lit the Christmas tree. ^@@^ (Credit: ROSEJIN / Courtesy of lucy0625)

Clip. An Arirang report (in English) about Rain, the king of the Korean Wave across Japan. 🙂 ^@@^ (Credit: ROSEJIN / Courtesy of lucy0625)

Clip, interview. Rain on the “It’s Raining” comeback trail, bombarded by women (lucky ajummas older than him, so he couldn’t just brush them off, he had to be polite, hahaha!), practicing for a performance in his van, and other such cuteness. ^@@^ (Courtesy of lucy0625)

Fan made. The Japanese Clouds have their very first fan meeting with Rain. Aww ❤ It doesn’t even matter to me he couldn’t pronounce an “L” yet… his charm and his VOICE were JUST SO AMAZING. ❤ ❤ (Edit and credit: lunaluna)

Rain is Eternal. Where clouds stay gathered, rain will always come. It is inevitable.

— Stephe ^@@^

Korean poster credit: amews

 

Japanese albums credit: mscjp09

 

Screen shots of the It’s Raining mini-site on Universal Music Hong Kong. The site times out now, but was up and active all the way to 2013. I was pleasantly stunned to watch the videos and see the pics on there! ^@@^

Terri’s fan made video featuring song “Words I Wanted To Say” from the album and some heart-throbbing album art. ❤ ^@@^

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~ by Cloud USA on October 14, 2019.

One Response to “[23 images][news][links][19 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 10/1 — 11/30/2019. It’s Raining overload!”

  1. Hey Stephe, when you get a free moment can you or Terri text me my login info for the forum. It’s been ages since I’ve been there and I want to look around. SMILES………..

    Thank you in advance!

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