Sheet Music: Chocolate Rain

TitleChocolate Rain
ComposerTay Zonday (1982—)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC minor
RangeBb4–Bb5
Time signature4/4
Tempo90 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (74 kB) (preview)
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Date added2024-02-01
Last updated2024-02-01
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 2.0 (above average)
Categories
Contemporary, Internet memes

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Thursday 1 February 2024

Tune of the Day: Chocolate Rain

arranged for flute and piano

When 24-year-old Minneapolis-born artist Tay Zonday uploaded a music video of his original song “Chocolate Rain” on Youtube in April 2007, little did he know that it would become an instant viral hit, achieving over 100 million views. Within four months, Tay was making appearances on national television, and even made the front page of the Los Angeles Times!

Musically, “Chocolate Rain” has two very distinctive features: a hypnotically repetitive keyboard loop, and Tay Zonday's unique bass singing voice. Sadly, at first not many people seemed to pay much attention to the lyrics, which carried the most important message. As the artist subsequently made clear in interviews, “Chocolate Rain” is, in fact, a metaphor for racism against African Americans.

The song quickly became the subject of numerous tributes, parodies, remixes, and covers. Major musical artists (such as John Mayer and Green Day drummer Tré Cool) have spoofed the song in concert, on TV, and on YouTube.

Today, we are proud to present you our version of “Chocolate Rain” for flute and piano. Enjoy!