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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Weather Girls are an American girl group that formed in 1982.


The original members were Martha Wash and Izora Armstead. They are best known for their 1982 #1 club and pop hit, "It's Raining Men". Although the group is considered a one hit wonder by the mainstream pop market, they were previously known as Two Tons O' Fun, under which name they recorded three songs which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart: "Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven" (1980); "Just Us" (1980 and also made #29 on the US R&B chart); and the Hi-NRG song "I Got The Feeling" in 1981. They also backed Sylvester and Bob Seger (1986). After the success of "It's Raining Men", other hits with the original line-up included "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man this Christmas)" (for which an accompanying music video was made) and "No One Can Love You More Than Me".

The current members of the group are sisters Dynelle Rhodes and Ingrid Arthur, who are the daughters of Armstead, who died in 2004. They released a new Weather Girls album titled, Totally Wild in late 2005. It scored an underground club hit with "Wild Thang." Like the original Weather Girls, the duo has proven very successful with its gay male core audience.

In 2008, the Weather Girls were listed as featured artists on the song, "Break You" by Ralph Falcon of the bands Murk and Funky Green Dogs. This song spent one week at #1 on the American dance chart in May of 2008.

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