“Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain” by The Judds

This is the type of SFW love song you would more or less expect from The Judds. That’s not to say that “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain” is totally devoid of amorous innuendos – if the lyrics are to be interpreted in such a manner. After all, the title can be taken as a reference to “the porch swing” we find this romantic couple chillin’ on, or it can be an allusion to the types of “rocking” the two of them may find themselves doing atop the device.

Either way, what’s clearly more to the point is the vocalist relishing this quality time with the addressee.  Notice that  – we would presume by design – there aren’t any frills involved in this romantic encounter. 

Instead, what’s being implied is that the in-love pair rarely have the opportunity to be alone like this, on a lightly-rainy yet beautiful night complete with singing birds, chirping crickets and a pleasurable breeze. And as far as the narrator goes, she’s looking forward to making the most out of this opportunity.

“So let the breeze keep blowing
Rocking with the rhythm of the rain
That’s a fallin’
Night birds a singing
The cricket a calling”

Release of “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain”

“Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain” was released in May 1986. 


Brent Maher not only produced this song, but was also one half of the song writing duo. His partner was Don Schlitz.

Chart Performance

This tune was a number 1 hit for The Judds. It topped both the US Billboard Hot Country Songs and Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

Cover Version Performed in the “The Voice” 2018

For 2018’s “The Voice” finale, contestant Chevel Shepherd and judge Kelly Clarkson teamed up to perform their live version of this cover.

Rockin' With the Rhythm of the Rain

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