Readers recommend playlist: songs about clouds


Some blue-sky thinking leads a reader to include the Rolling Stones, Broadcast, Bill Nelson, Love and Gene Kelly on this week’s list

Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece.

Without precipitation from the clouds of this week’s theme we wouldn’t be here, but in the Indian subcontinent, where we head for our first song, people await the monsoon-thick shadows in the sky with particular emotion. Farmers sing ancient songs to bring fruitful rain and the sky is closely observed – a process brought to life in Ghanaan Ghanaan, Aamir Khan and AR Rahman’s song from the Bollywood film Lagaan.

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