"It Never Rains in Southern California", written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, is the title of a song first released by the English born singer-songwriter in 1972. Hammond's version became a hit worldwide, peaking at #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 that year.
The song concerns the struggles of a singer who moves out to California to pursue a career in Hollywood but does not have any success and deteriorates in the process. In the chorus, Hammond sings, "It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya. .