"I Can't Stand the Rain" is a song originally recorded by Ann Peebles, and written by Don Bryant, Bernard "Bernie" Miller & Ann Peebles. The song became Peebles' biggest hit when in 1973 it reached #38 on the US Pop Chart and #6 on the R&B/Black Chart. The single also reached #41 on the UK Pop Chart in April 1974. It was one of John Lennon's favorite songs and in a Billboard Magazine article he commented, "It's the best song ever."
The song has been frequently covered since its 1973 release.
The song was released as the fifth US single from Turner's fifth solo album entitled "Private Dancer", following on the heels of her American top ten hit single of the same name. Turner's version would find minor success in the US and UK, but would be a success in Germany and France....