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"What Have They Done to the Rain"
Single by The Searchers
B-side "This Feeling Inside"
Released 1964
Format 7" single
Genre Pop music
Length 2:33
Label Pye 7N15739 (UK)
Kapp 644 (USA)
Writer(s) Malvina Reynolds
The Searchers singles chronology
"When You Walk in the Room"
"What Have They Done to the Rain"
"Goodbye My Love"

"What Have They Done to the Rain" is a song by Malvina Reynolds.

It was written in 1962 and first entitled "Rain Song". It was written as part of a campaign to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, which was producing fall-out.

The song was recorded by The Searchers, reaching number 29 on the U.S. charts in 1965, and number 13 in the UK in 1964. It has been recorded by many other artists including Marianne Faithfull and Joan Baez.

It was also covered by actress Lili Taylor in Nancy Savoca's film Dogfight



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