1990: Summer Rain By Belinda Carlisle

Composed by Robbie Seidman and Maria Vidal. Recorded by Belinda Carlisle for her third solo album, Runaway Horses. The song is about a man who goes away to war and leaves his wife, saying that nothing will change and that they will be together forever and always. Although the conflict is unidentified, images in the video of a transport aircraft on an airfield and troops parachuting from transport aircraft suggest the man is an airborne soldier. The song is set in the present, with his widow remembering the last time she saw him. In an interview in 2013, Belinda Carlisle said that Summer Rain was the favourite of her own songs.

Weekly Chart History (1990 – 1991)Peak Position
Australia6
Canada Adult Contemporary Chart25
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart22
Germany57
Ireland26
United Kingdom23
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart29
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart30
Year-End Chart History (1990)Final Position
Australia40