''Paul Jabara wrote Last Dance for Donna Summer and he won an Oscar. And after that, he called me up and he said, 'Let's write one together. I got a title. How about It's Raining Men? And that's when I said, 'I'll be right over. He played it for Streisand, and he played it for Patti LaBelle and he played it for Diana Ross. And they all hated it. I don't consider myself a songwriter. But, you know, I had a wonderful co-writer in Paul Jabara, who was a real pro.'' - Paul Shaffer (songwriter)
''Paul Jabara wrote ''It’s Raining Men''. He asked a lot of people to sing the song, like Donna Summer, Diana Ross, and Barbra Streisand. They all turned it down. Izora and I were in L.A. doing shows as Two Tons of Fun. Paul asked us to record it, and we laughed and said no. He begged, and he pleaded, but we didn’t want to do it. We thought it was a joke. Finally, we agreed to do it. We went into the studio and recorded the song in 90 minutes. Then, Paul started taking the song on acetate to the clubs in NYC and L.A. The fans in the clubs started a battle to see who was actually singing the song. Some said it was Two Tons of Fun, and others said, “No, it’s The Weather Girls.” And that’s when we changed our name. In a way, it was us starting all over again.'' - Martha Wash
''I loved Bridget Jones. I read both books. In fact I am Bridget Jones. So many of us are. So when they asked me to do this for the film, it was like a gift. I thought it was just for the soundtrack album, but then when they heard it, they wanted it to be a single. Normally doing a cover would be scary, but I do think this is as good if not better than the original. Steve Lipson has done a great job, and I love the string arrangement. The video was done really quickly too. I had this idea about Fame and Flashdance, because I was into Fame especially growing up.'' - Geri Halliwell
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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