The Ronettes were the first to release "Walking in the Rain". Their single reached number 23 on the BillboardHot 100 chart in 1964. The song also reached number three on the R&B Singles Chart in 1965. The single contains sound effects of thunder and lightning, which earned audio engineer Larry Levine a Grammy nomination. Phil Spector produced the record.
The pop group Jay and the Americans released a cover of "Walkin' in the Rain" in 1969 on their album Wax Museum, Vol. 1. Their version of the song reached number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 14 on Cash Box. it also hit number 8 on the Adult Contemporary chart; it was the last top-40 hit for the group.
1967 – The Walker Brothers, single backed with the original b-side "Baby Make It Last the Time". This version alters the gender of the lyrics for a heterosexual male perspective. It reached number 26 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the group's final UK single before their first split.
1973 - featured on the television show The Partridge Family, single released in Canada, England, and other parts of Europe backed with "Together We're Better"; also with gender-altered lyrics, reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart.