500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Ronettes, 'Walking in the Rain'

Writers: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector
Producer: Spector
Released: Oct. '64, Philles
11 weeks; No. 23

Just as the first wave of British Invasion bands threatened to overtake Spector at the top of the pop charts, the producer responded with "Walking in the Rain." The dreamy ballad features Veronica "Ronnie" Bennett singing lead. She nailed the vocal on the first take — unheard of in Spector’s world. Bennett and Spector were married two years later.

Appears on: The Best of the Ronettes (ABKCO)

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