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The Weather Girls
Also known as Two Tons O' Fun
Origin United States
Genres Hi-NRG, Urban, Dance-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1982–present
Labels Columbia (1982–1989), Thirty-7 Recordings (2005–present)
Associated acts The Mary Jane Girls

The Weather Girls are an American girl group that formed in 1982, best known for their single "It's Raining Men".



The original members were Martha Wash and Izora Armstead. They are best known for their 1982 #1 club and pop hit, "It's Raining Men". Although the group is considered a one hit wonder by the mainstream pop market, they were previously known as Two Tons O' Fun, under which name they recorded three songs which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart: "Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven" (1980); "Just Us" (1980 and also made #29 on the US R&B chart); and the Hi-NRG song "I Got the Feeling" in 1981. They also backed Sylvester and Bob Seger (1986). After the success of "It's Raining Men", other hits with the original line-up included "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man this Christmas)" (for which an accompanying music video was made) and "No One Can Love You More Than Me".

The current members of the group are sisters Dynelle Rhodes and Ingrid Arthur, who are the daughters of Armstead, who died in 2004. They released a new Weather Girls album, Totally Wild, in late 2005. It scored an underground club hit with "Wild Thang". Like the original Weather Girls, the duo has proven very successful with its gay male core audience.

In 2008, the Weather Girls were listed as featured artists on the song, "Break You" by Ralph Falcon of the bands Murk and Funky Green Dogs. This song spent one week at #1 on the American dance chart in May of 2008 [1].



Year Album
1983 Success
1985 Big Girls Don't Cry
1988 Weather Girls
1993 Double Tons Of Fun
1995 Think Big
1999 Puttin' On The Hits
2005 Totally Wild

Partial singles chart success

Year Single US Dance US Pop US R&B
1980 "Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven" 2 - -
"I Got the Feeling" 2 - -
"Just Us" 2 - 29
1982 "It's Raining Men" 1 46 34
1985 "No One Can Love You More Than Me" 26 - -
"Well-A-Wiggy" - - 76 (airplay)
1993 "Can You Feel It" 2 - -

Other singles by the Weather Girls

  • "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair"
  • "Success"
  • "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)"
  • "Big Girls Don't Cry"
  • "Love You Like a Train"
  • "Land of the Believer"
  • "Laughter in the Rain"
  • "Can You Feel It"
  • "Sounds of Sex"
  • "Wild Thang"
  • "Girl You And Me"
  • "We Shall All Be Free"
  • "Party"
  • "Star (feat. Jimmy Somerville)"

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