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"Rain On Me" is a song by Lady Gaga from her sixth studio album, Chromatica. The song features the American singer Ariana Grande. The track was written by Gaga, Michael Tucker, Matthew Burns, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Martin Bresso, Grande and Alexander Ridha and produced by BloodPop® and Burns with additional production by Tchami.

Background

After release of Chromatica tracklisting many of Gaga collaborators reposted it with description saying what track they contributed in. One of those was Nija Charles, who acknowledged that she co-written "Rain On Me".[1]

Release and promotion

Posters

Chromatica weather forecast

The Chromatica Weather Girls

A Downpour In Chromatica

Digital Release

Rain on Me artwork Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Digital download, streaming
Released: May 22, 2020
Catalog #: N/A
Barcode: N/A
Photography: Brandon Bowen
Design: Studio Pending
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02

Instrumental

Rain on Me artwork Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Digital download
Released: May 22, 2020
Catalog #: N/A
Barcode: N/A
Photography: Brandon Bowen
Design: Studio Pending
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (Instrumental) (with Ariana Grande) 03:02

Physical releases

Picture Disc Vinyl

Rain On Me picture disc Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: 7" vinyl in a transparent plastic
Released: May 22, 2020
Catalog #: N/A
Barcode: N/A
Photography: N/A
Design: Studio Pending
Side A
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
Side B
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (Instrumental) (with Ariana Grande) 03:02

Limited Vinyl

Rain On Me Limited Vinyl Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: 7" vinyl
Released: May 27, 2020
Catalog #: N/A
Barcode: N/A
Photography: Brandon Bowen
Design: Studio Pending
Side A
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
Side B
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (Instrumental) (with Ariana Grande) 03:02

CD Single

Rain On Me CD Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Cardboard
Released: May 22, 2020
Catalog #: N/A
Barcode: N/A
Photography: Brandon Bowen
Design: Studio Pending
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
2. "Rain On Me" (Instrumental) (with Ariana Grande) 03:02

Cassette

Rain On Me cassette Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Cassette
Released: May 22, 2020
Catalog #: N/A
Barcode: N/A
Photography: Brandon Bowen
Design: Studio Pending
Side A
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
Side B
# Name Time
1. "Rain On Me" (Instrumental) (with Ariana Grande) 03:02

Release history

Country Date Format Label Catalog # Barcode
Globe-green May 22, 2020 Digital download • streaming Interscope
Streamline
N/A
Us Picture Disc Vinyl
CD single
Cassette
Instrumental (Digital download) N/A
Gb Contemporary hit radio Polydor
Au Universal
Us May 26, 2020 Contemporary hit radio Interscope
Streamline
Adult contemporary
May 27, 2020 Limited Vinyl

Lyrics

[Lady Gaga]:
I didn’t ask for a free ride
I only ask you to show me a real good time
I never asked for the rainfall
At least I showed up
You showed me nothing at all

It’s coming down on me
Water like misery
It’s coming down on me
I’m ready, rain on me

I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive
Rain on me, rain rain
Rain on me, rain rain
I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive
Rain on me, rain rain
Rain on me

Rain on me!

[Ariana Grande]:
Mmhm, oh yeah, baby

[Lady Gaga]:
Rain on me!

[Ariana Grande] & (Lady Gaga) :
Living in a world where no one’s innocent
Oh but at least we try mmhm
Gotta live my truth, not keep it bottled in
So I don’t lose my mind, baby yeah

I can feel it on my skin
(It’s coming down on me)
Teardrops on my face
(Water like misery)
Let it wash away my sins
(It’s coming down on me)
Let it wash away

[Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande] (Ariana Grande):
I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive
Rain on me, rain rain
Rain on me, rain rain
I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive
Rain on me, rain rain
Rain (rain) on (on) me (me!)

[Ariana Grande]:
Rain on me!

[Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande] (Ariana Grande):
Rain on me! (Oh yeah!)
(Rain on me, mm yeah)

[Lady Gaga]:
Rain on me!

[Ariana Grande]:
Rain on me, rain on

[Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande] (Lady Gaga):
Hands up to the sky
(I’ll be your galaxy)
I’m about to fly
(Rain on me, tsunami)
Hands up to the sky
(I’ll be your galaxy)
I’m about to fly

[Lady Gaga] (Ariana Grande) :
Rain on me (Rain on me!)

[Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande] (Lady Gaga) :
I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive
Rain on me, rain rain
Rain on me, rain rain
(Rain on me!)

[Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande] (Ariana Grande) :
I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive (At least I'm alive)
Rain on me, rain rain
Rain on me (Rain on me!)

[Ariana Grande] & (Lady Gaga) :
I hear the thunder coming down, won’t you rain on me?
Eh, y-yeah
(Rain on me)
I hear the thunder coming down, won’t you rain on me?
Eh, y-yeah
(Rain on me)

Music video


Rain On Me

Rain On Me

Premiere date May 22, 2020
Director(s) Robert Rodriguez
Fashion director Nicola Formichetti
Choreographer Richard Jackson
Director of photography Michael Merriman

Synopsis

The video begins with Lady Gaga lying on the ground with a dagger in her leg. It is raining at first before additional daggers rain from the sky into her body. Gaga starts dancing with her backup dancers when the pre-chorus starts. The camera flips the ground upside-down to show Ariana Grande dancing with some more dancers. Ariana is shown dancing with the dancers for her verse. Gaga and Ariana start dancing and singing together as the second chorus starts. When the bridge starts, Ariana and Gaga are shown holding hands as their hair flows. Gaga is shown as a giant watching over the dancers when the final chorus begins. The video ends with Gaga and Ariana hugging each other.

  1. Lady Gaga wears a custom outfit by Vex Clothing, and boots by Ellie.
  2. Lady Gaga wears a custom bodice by SSIK, a custom harness by Jivomir Domoustchiev, and platforms by Pleaser.
  3. Lady Gaga a custom corset by Garo Sparo, platforms by Pleaser, and earrings by Kyle Chan.
  4. Lady Gaga wears a custom outfit by Vex Clothing, and wings by Living Art Of Armando.

Promo Images

Behind the Scenes

Merchandise

Credits

Written by Lady Gaga, Michael Tucker, Matthew Burns, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Martin Bresso, Ariana Grande and Alexander Ridha
Produced by BloodPop® and Burns
Additional Production Tchami
Vocal Produced by Benjamin Rice
Recorded by Benjamin Rice at MXM, Conway Recording Studios and EastWest Studios, Los Angeles Us
Mixed by Benjamin Rice and Tom Norris at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles Us
Assisted by E. Scott Kelly
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants Bass, Drum, Guitar, Keyboards by Burns
Percussion by Leddie Garcia
Saxophone by Rachel Mazer
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • OWSLA Music Publishing, LLC/Check Your Pulse, LLC (ASCAP)
Ariana Grande Appears Courtesy of Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings Inc.

Video credits

Location Los Angeles, CA Us
Director Robert Rodriguez
Executive Producers Missy Galanida and Isaac Rice
Producer Jenne M
Art Direction Travis Brothers, Bryan Rivera, Isha Dipika Walia & Darío Alva for Studio Pending
Manager Bobby Campbell at Haus of Gaga
First Assistant Director EV Salomon
2nd Assistant Director George S. Harkness III
Director of Photography Michael Merriman
Visual Effects (VFX) David Lebensfeld for Ingenuity Studios
Editor David Checel
Production Design Charles Infante
Prod Manager Natalie Von der Burg
Coordinators John Wayne and Sophia Rojas
Gaffer Nizae Najm
Key Grip Colin Stoye
Fashion Direction Nicola Formichetti at Haus of Gaga
Styling Marta del Rio at Haus of Gaga
Choreographer Richard Jackson at Haus of Gaga
Choreographer Assistant Graham Breitenstein at Haus of Gaga
Photographers Brandon Bowen and Alfredo Flores (on the set)
Lady Gaga Glam
Make-up Sarah Nicole Tanno at Haus of Gaga
Hair Frederic Aspiras at Haus of Gaga
Nails Miho Okawara
Ariana Grande Glam
Make-up Michael Anthony
Hair Josh Liu

References

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