Umbrella song…

I was so struck by the installation of umbrellas in Bath, I began to think about umbrellas…

For some reason umbrellas, how they are made and umbrella factories have features in my writing recently…  Originally umbrellas were not made to protect against the rain, bit against the sun, probably in China – but the idea or having a portable sunshades must have arisen in lots of different places!

Umbrellas in various forms became commonplace in all sorts of different places, and songs about them abounded! For example…

Between The Raindrops, featuring Natasha Bedingfield

  •  The Search – Rihanna-
  • Umbrella Featuring Jay-Z
  • The Carpenters- Rainy Days And Mondays
  • Digital Project
  • Astrid- Red Umbrella
  • Dizzy Gillespie- Umbrella Man
  • Adele- Set Fire To The Rain
  •  The Hollies- Bus Stop
  •  B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
  •  The Ronettes- Walking In The Rain
  •  Adele- Right As Rain
  • November Rain- Guns N’ Roses
  •  John Prine- Blue Umbrella
  •  The Partridge Family- Umbrella Man
  •  Train- Umbrella
  •  Lifehouse-ers- Umbrella Man
  •  Bob Dylan- A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall
  •  Eric Clapton- Let It Rain
  • Incubus- Under My Umbrella
  • Yosi- Under a Big Bright Yellow Umbrella



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