It’s a little before noon on Monday, and here in Washington the prelude to Hurricane Sandy looks like a regular old rainy day. So instead of a lashing, thrashing hurricane playlist, how about a simple rainy day playlist? Here are five of my favorite songs about rain.

Gary Allan, “Songs About Rain”

Led Zeppelin, “The Rain Song”

Missy Elliott, “The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]”

Prince, “Purple Rain”

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “Raining in Darling”

What are your favorite stormy weather songs? Add them in the comments below, or share on twitter using the hashtag #hurricaneplaylist.