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美國非裔雙人組[氣象女孩]─後迪斯可/Hi-NRG舞曲──[It's Raining Men/天降男人雨]
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美國非裔雙人組[氣象女孩]──後迪斯可/Hi-NRG/靈魂/舞曲──同志頌歌──Its Raining Men/天降男人雨

Hi, hi were your weather girls
Ah-huh
And have we got news for you
You better listen
Get ready, all you lonely girls
And leave those umbrellas at home
Alright

Humidity is rising (uh rising), barometers getting low (how low girl?)
According to all sources (what sources now?), the streets the place to go (we better hurry up)
Cause tonight for the first time (first time)
Just about half-past ten (half past ten)
For the first time in history
Its gonna start raining men (start raining men)

Its raining men, hallelujah, its raining men, amen
Im gonna go out to run and let myself get
Absolutely soaking wet
Its raining men, hallelujah
Its raining men, every specimen
Tall, blonde, dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean

God bless mother nature, shes a single woman too
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
She taught every angel, she rearranged the sky
So that each and every woman could find her perfect guy
Oh, its raining men, yeah
Humidity is rising (humidity is rising, yeah yeah)
Barometers getting low (its getting low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low)
According to all sources (according to all sources)
The streets the place to go
Cause tonight for the first time
Just about half past ten
For the first time in history
Its gonna start raining man (start raining men)

Its raining men, hallelujah
Its raining men, amen
Its raining men, hallelujah
Its raining men, amen
Its raining men, hallelujah
Its raining men, amen
Its raining men, hallelujah
Oh oh oh oh
Its raining men
Tall, blonde, dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean
Hallelujah its raining men, amen

 

 

 

1976年成軍於舊金山的氣象女孩(The Weather Girls)是美國歌壇非裔雙人組

由Martha Wash& Izola Armstead組成 , 一開始以‘兩噸樂趣/Two Tons O Fun’為組名──以此形容兩名團員外型分量

同年成為歌手Sylvester的合音

1978年,Sylvester推出第四張大碟[Step II](Fantasy Records出版)

其中的單曲Dance (Disco Heat)]是Two Tons O Fun’首度掛名的作品(Sylvester featuring Two Tons O Fun),登上美國單曲榜#19 迪斯可榜冠軍

 

1979年 Two Tons O FunFantasy Records簽約,

1980年發行首張大碟,在靈魂樂界與舞廳頗受歡迎

不過因為已有一個奧克拉荷馬福音團體註冊‘Two Tons O Fun’之名,

兩人將團名改成‘氣象女孩’(The Weather Girls)

 

1982年 氣象女孩跳槽哥倫比亞唱片公司(Columbia

1983年1月,推出第三張大碟[Success/成功],由Paul Jabara, Jerry Solomon主製作,Charles Koppelman執行製作,樂評良好.

首支單曲是1982年9月先發的[Its Raining Men/天降男人雨

Paul Jabara+Paul Shaffer在1978年譜寫,  歌無形容不種類型男人的興奮與享受

原本想給迪斯可女王唐娜桑瑪(Donna Summer)灌錄, 但她當時剛成為再生基督教徒,不願唱褻瀆神明的歌曲.

後來給黛安娜羅絲(Diana Ross雪兒(Cher, 芭芭拉史翠珊(Barbra Streisand),皆被推掉.,

原本氣象女孩也拒絕,認為這是首瘋狂歌曲,不會有人買它

但在Paul Jabara持續懇求90分鐘後,兩人灌錄了它.

Paul Jabara+Bob Esty製作成一首後迪斯可(post-disco)/Hi-NRG/靈魂/舞曲

節拍輕快討好.

The Waters Sisters擔任合音.

 

結果[Its Raining Men]成為氣象女孩首支打入美國單曲榜的歌曲,雖然名次不高(#4) 

但首度讓她們在副榜-舞曲榜封后

黑人榜#34

國際成功:

英國榜亞軍 金唱片(40萬張) 2014年再入榜(#31)

愛爾蘭#5 挪威#8 紐西蘭#13 澳大利亞#16 荷蘭#31&46 

西德#43 法國#54 瑞士#95 

隔年讓氣象女孩提名葛萊美最佳R&B雙人組/團體

Its Raining Men]成為同志頌歌之一,也是舞曲界的經典

後來被許多歌手翻唱,包括英國辣妹Geri Halliwell,其版本登上英國榜冠軍.

 

 

MV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E

 

Audio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x6leDGV7gs

 

1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvuCL8iDZ2Y

 

1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfmZRiePkEM

 

2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmGFAJsphd0

 

(12" Mix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTVx7IeTrnE

Hot Track Mix 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6dHBewONCc 

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