“I Love a Rainy Night” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released in November 1980 as the second single from his album Horizon. It reached number one on the Hot Country Singles, Billboard Hot 100, and Adult Contemporary Singles charts in early 1981. It was written by Rabbitt, Even Stevens and David Malloy.
On February 28, the song succeeded Dolly Parton’s hit film theme song “9 to 5” in the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. On March 14, Parton’s song returned to the top spot—the last time, to date, that the pop chart featured back-to-back “country” singles in the top position.
From the album Horizon
B-side “Short Road to Love”
Released November 8, 1980
Genre Country rockcountry pop
Songwriter(s) David Malloy Eddie Rabbitt Even Stevens
Producer(s) David Malloy