“Rain on Me” is a song by American singers Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, from the former’s sixth studio album Chromatica (2020), included as the album’s fourth track. It was written by Gaga, Grande, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Tchami, Boys Noize and its producers BloodPop and Burns. An upbeat house, dance-pop and disco song, the song features a synth-disco beat and funk guitars. Described by Gaga as a “celebration of tears,” it is about being able to keep going despite the hardships of life.
Released by Interscope Records as the album’s second single on May 22, 2020, “Rain on Me” was met with critical acclaim. Many critics complimented the singers’ vocals as well as the song’s meaning. The song debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, for the week ending June 6, 2020, becoming Gaga’s fifth and Grande’s fourth US number-one single. It marked the first female collaboration to debut atop the chart, and made Grande the first artist to have four songs debut at the number one spot. Additionally, “Rain on Me” topped charts in nine other countries, and also charted within the top-ten in more than twenty other countries.
The accompanying music video was directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and features the two singers dancing inside a giant arena during a rainstorm, with daggers falling from the sky. The single was further promoted with the release of fake weather update videos, with Grande and Gaga both appearing.