Fire and Rain” is a folk rock song written and performed by James Taylor. It appeared on his second album, Sweet Baby James. The album was released in February 1970, with the song being released as a single that month. “Fire and Rain” hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[citation needed] It eventually sold over a million US singles, but never received its corresponding certification.[citation needed].

Carole King is the pianist on the song. Drummer Russ Kunkel used brushes rather than sticks on his drum kit and Bobby West played double bass using a bow.[citation needed]

“Fire and Rain” is in the 227th position on Rolling Stone′s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time

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