The Beatles
Beatles 1966 Paperback Writer Rain 45

If the rain comes
they run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead
If the rain comes

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966
  • released as the B-side of the "Paperback Writer" single
  • ranks #469 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • appears on the album Hey Jude (1970) and Past Masters - Volume 2 (1988)
  • on the record:
       John Lennon- lead vocal, rhythm guitar
       Paul McCartney- backing vocal, bass
       George Harrison- backing vocal, lead guitar
       Ringo Starr- drums, tambourine
  • written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney
  • produced by George Martin
  • recorded April 14, 16, 1966 at EMI Studios, London
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