97 Words: “Kiss the Rain” by Billie Myers

Mario M.
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This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list.

If you’re trying to fight the summer heatwave, this is the blast from the past you’ll need. British singer Billie Myers’ “Kiss the Rain” is the perfect song to play after the arrival of a summer thunderstorm — to cool off the air, and the mind. The song became popular after being used in an episode of the popular teen drama “Dawson’s Creek,” and began ascending the charts. Written as a reflection on the ups and downs of relationships, the Alt/Pop sound of “Kiss the Rain” fit right in amidst the eclectic music scene of the late 90s.

Watch the “Kiss the Rain” video, stream it, or buy Billie Myers’ debut album.

In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.

Check out our full “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist here.

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