Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots

January 17, 2022

Today’s song of the day is the 1944 pop song “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall” by Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots.

Song Facts: 

  • The title and main line of the song come from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1842 poem “The Rainy Day.”
  • The song can be heard in the background of video games Fallout 3, Fallout 4 and L.A. Noire.
  • It made it to number one on both the pop charts and The Harlem Hit Parade.
  • The single’s B-side “I’m Making Believe” reached number two on The Harlem Hit Parade in 1945.
  • Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots produced seven songs together, four of which topped the pop charts.
  • Teresa Brewer, Frankie Avalon, Kay Starr, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Dianne Reeves, and Ella Fitzgerald herself have all recorded covers of the song.
  • The Ink Spots were a jazz and doo-wop band popular in the 1930s and 1940s. There were many lineup changes, but the core group was Bill Kenny, Orville Jones, Charlie Fuqua, Jerry Daniels, and Deek Watson.
  • Dozens of bands using some variation of the name “Ink Spots” have popped up over the years, including groups created by former members and completely unrelated acts.
  • Though known to be shy, Ella Fitzgerald was an avid civil rights activist and received both the NAACP Equal Justice Award and the American Black Achievement Award.
  • Fitzgerald is often referred to as the “First Lady of Song” and “Queen of Jazz.”

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Into each life some rain must fall

But too much is falling in mine

Into each heart some tears must fall

But someday the sun will shine

Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts

But when I think of you another shower starts

Into each life some rain must fall

But too much is falling in mine

Into each life some rain must fall

But too much, too much is falling in mine

Into each heart some tears must fall

But someday the sun will shine

Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts

But when I think of you another shower starts

Into each life some rain must fall

But too much is falling in mine

Into each and every life some rain has got to fall

But too much of that stuff is fallin’ into mine

And into each heart some tears gotta fall

And I know that someday that sun is bound to shine

Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts

But when I think of you another shower starts

Into each life some rain must fall

But too much is falling in mine

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