"It Will Rain" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Breaking Dawn single is melodramatic but OK for fans.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 13 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

The song is about having a hard time letting go of someone; the mood is very brooding and melodramatic and could encourage angsty rumination.

Positive Role Models & Representations

There's a line about needing painkillers to ease the heartache of a breakup.


One reference to hurting yourself for love: "I'll pick up these broken pieces 'til I'm bleeding if that'll make it right."


Single is from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Soundtrack.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One mention of using morphine to relieve pain.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "It Will Rain," the first single from the new The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack, is a fairly clean single, with no profanity or extremely mature content. That said, the song includes a few edgy lyrics about needing morphine to dull the pain of a failed relationship, as well as a figurative reference to picking up the broken pieces of a relationship until you "bleed." Overall, though, the tune is fine for fans of the movie franchise.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy March 31, 2013

This song is really good.

I'm not going to lie, but i'm not a fan of slow paced songs. This song however, is great. Bruno Mars is a really good singer. I love how the song his... Continue reading
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 15, 2012

Very romantic

This song is really romantic.I heard one moring on the radio,and it was suprisingly good.It had beautiful lyrics and an OK rythm.I hate slow songs,but It Will R... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byEntertaimentCritic88 November 27, 2013


This is a great song. Nice lyrics, makes you think, etc. I really like this song. No flaws.
Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy August 31, 2012

Well...I think it is a great song even though I hate slow songs!

I mean,I like some slow songs,but I hate most slow music.It Will Rain is one of the better ones.It's very bueatiful.I'm a 17 year old guy,but this is... Continue reading

What's the story?

"IT WILL RAIN" is the first single from the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The ballad was written by The Smeezingtons -- a songwriting trio consisting of hot pop/R&B singing star Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine -- and has a brooding, moody tone. It's about a man who's despondent at the thought of losing his lover.

Is it any good?

Mars is an interesting choice for this soundtrack: Known for his more mass-appeal, radio-friendly pop hits, his style is a departure from the previous Twilight soundtracks, which have included darker indie-rock sounds. Mars tries to fit this more melodramatic mold with his mopey ballad, but the end result ends up droning on rather than hitting home.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why the Twilight producers would choose Bruno Mars to contribute a song to this soundtrack.The soundtracks for previous Twilight movies have featured indie-focused artists like Vampire Weekend and Sia. Does Mars' pop/R&B style fit with the Twilight motif? Why or why not?

  • Name some other acts you'd like to hear on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack. How do they fit the movie's mood and story?

Music details

  • Artist: Bruno Mars
  • Release date: October 10, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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