Blame it on Irene: TIME’s Official Hurricane Playlist

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Creative hurricane preparation in Nags Head, North Carolina.

Are you one of the lucky 65 to 80 million people likely to be affected by Hurricane Irene this weekend? Do you, like me, plan on spending the entire time at home, waiting out the storm with junk food and DVDs as your household pet looks up at you with big, pleading eyes and then hides under the coffee table? If so, then you’re in luck. NewsFeed has put together a playlist of rain- and water-related songs for your ironic hurricane enjoyment.

You can find the playlist on Spotify here. Well, most of the playlist. Some songs are unavailable on the music platform (No Milli Vanilli? Really?), but most of them are there. Listen at your leisure—unless you live in an evacuation zone, in which case you should probably stop reading this and leave.

1. Garbage – “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”

2. Scorpions – “Rock You Like a Hurricane”

3. Tina Turner – “I Can’t Stand the Rain”

4. Bob Dylan – “Shelter From the Storm”

5. Blondie – “The Tide Is High”

6. The Temptations – “I Wish It Would Rain”

7. Al Green – “Standing in the Rain”

8. Florence + the Machine – “Hurricane Drunk”

9. Milli Vanilli – “Blame It on the Rain”

10. Travis – “Why Does it Always Rain on Me?”

11. Prince & the Revolution – “Purple Rain”

12. Elvis Presley – “Early Mornin’ Rain”

14. Fleetwood Mac – “Storms”

15. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Who’ll Stop the Rain”

16. The Beta Band – “Dry the Rain”

17. Blind Melon – “No Rain”

18. The Hollies – “Bus Stop”

19. The Beatles – “Rain”

20. The Lovin’ Spoonful – “You and Me and Rain on the Roof”

21. Manic Street Preachers – “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”

22. The Fortunes – “Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again”

23. Simon & Garfunkel – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

24. Led Zeppelin – “When the Levee Breaks”

25. Neil Young – “Like a Hurricane”

26. Eurythmics – “Here Comes the Rain Again”

27. Missy Elliott – “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”

28. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Rainy Day, Dream Away”

29. The Doors – “Riders on the Storm”

30. Etta James – “Stormy Weather”

31. Nina Simone – “Wild is the Wind”

32. Leadbelly – “Goodnight Irene”

33.  Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Come On, Eileen” (ha! get it?)

You’ll notice the absence of the Guns ‘n’ Roses classic “November Rain.” I didn’t include it because, well, it’s August.

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