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  1. We Found Love

    We Found Love (2011)

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    "We Found Love" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). The song features British/Scottish producer/singer Calvin Harris. "We Found Love" was released as the lead single from the album and premiered on September 22, 2011, in the United Kingdom on the Capital FM radio station and was made available to download on the same day. The song has met with mixed reviews from music critics, who praised the song's composition and Rihanna's vocal performance, however, some critics felt that the lyrical content was sparse and came second to Harris' production.


  2. Complicated

    Complicated (2010)

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    "Complicated" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). It was written and produced by Tricky Stewart and Ester Dean. "Complicated" is a dance-pop, hip hop and trance music song, which also displays elements of pop, dance-pop and R&B. It contains lyrical content explaining how two people in a relationship can find one another complicated at times. The song was acclaimed by critics, as the majority of reviewers concluded that it was one of the best tracks to be included on Loud. Reviewers also praised Rihanna's vocal performance in the song. Upon the release of the album in November 2010, the song charted at number 50 on the South Korea Gaon International Chart.


  3. A Million Miles Away

    A Million Miles Away (2006)

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    "A Million Miles Away" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006). It was written and produced by Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken. It was recorded at The Loft Recording Studios in Bronxville, New York and at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. A multitude of musicians and instruments were used for the song's instrumental, which includes piano, guitar, cello, percussion, viola and strings. "A Million Miles Away" is an R&B and pop ballad, which also incorporates elements of dance-pop and urban music. The song garnered a mixed reaction from music critics. While some critics praised Rihanna for avoiding a sophomore slump by having better material than her debut album, Music of the Sun (2005), others criticized the song for being bland. In November 2009, three and a half years after the release of A Girl like Me, "A Million Miles Away" charted at number 38 on the Spanish singles chart, although Rihanna had released two new albums since 2006, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and Rated R (2009).


  4. Break It Off

    Break It Off (2006)

    1,804 views

    "Break It Off" is a song written by D. Bennett, K. Ford, Sean Paul, and Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna. The song, which featured Sean Paul, was the fourth and final single from Rihanna's second album A Girl like Me and was released only in the United States, Canada, and select European territories. The song was performed during the Rockin' New Year's Eve '07 television special on January 1, 2007 at Times Square in New York City. Rihanna has previously stated that she is very proud of the song because it charted strongly without a music video. In the song Rihanna sings the chorus and a verse, while Sean Paul sings the rest of the song. The song uses the dancehall riddim "High Altitude". Although she had written a number of songs on her first two albums, this song was the first of her singles in which she had a hand in writing. She subsequently wrote the chorus and her verse on "Run This Town" with Jay-Z and Kanye West.


  5. Unfaithful

    Unfaithful (2006)

    1,714 views

    "Unfaithful" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, released as second single from her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006). American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo wrote "Unfaithful" in collaboration with its producers, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, who produced the song under their stage name Stargate. Def Jam Recordings serviced the song to urban contemporary radio stations in the United States on June 29, 2006. Musically, the song is a pop ballad that contains prominent R&B characteristics. Originally, the song was inspired by the works of American rock band Evanescence and titled "Murderer". The lyrics of the song are about a woman who regrets cheating on her partner and refers to herself as a murderer.


  6. California King Bed

    California King Bed (2010)

    1,701 views

    "California King Bed" is a song performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). The song was released as the album's fifth single on May 13, 2011 through Def Jam. The song was written by Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Priscilla Renea and Alex Delicata, and was produced by Harr and Jackson (under their stage name The Runners). Musically, "California King Bed" is a down-tempo ballad, which incorporates elements of rock music.


  7. What's My Name? (Rihanna song)

    What's My Name? (Rihanna song) (2010)

    1,607 views

    "What's My Name?" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). Featuring guest vocals from Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the second single from Loud on October 29, 2010 through Def Jam Recordings. The R&B song was produced by the Norwegian production duo StarGate, and was written by the duo along with Ester Dean, Traci Hale, and Drake. "What's My Name?" impacted mainstream and rhythmic radio stations in the United States on October 26, 2010.


  8. Take A Bow

    Take A Bow (2008)

    1,590 views

    "Take a Bow" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008), the re-release of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was written and produced by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, and Shaffer Smith under their stage names StarGate and Ne-Yo. "Take a Bow" was released as the first single from the re-release and the fifth single overall from the two releases. It is an R&B song that contains elements of dance-pop. Critical reception of "Take a Bow" was mixed, with some critics praising the song's lyrics and powerful balladry impact, while others criticized the lack of originality with regard to StarGate's production.


  9. Don't Stop The Music

    Don't Stop The Music (2007)

    1,524 views

    "Don't Stop the Music" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). It was written by Tawanna Dabney, Michael Jackson, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, and produced by the latter two under their production name StarGate. The song was released as the album's fourth single on September 7, 2007 worldwide. "Don't Stop the Music" is a dance-pop and techno song that features a wide variety of rhythmic devices used mainly in hip hop music. The song samples the line, "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" which is taken from Jackson's 1983 single "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". For using the line, both Rihanna and Jackson faced a lawsuit from the Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango, who claimed that the hook is originally from his 1972 song "Soul Makossa".


  10. Diamonds"

    Diamonds"

    1,489 views

    "Diamonds" is a song recorded by Bajan singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It was written by Sia Furler together with its producers, Benny Blanco and StarGate. The song premiered on September 26, 2012, during the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and was digitally released the following day as the lead single from Unapologetic. Def Jam Recordings serviced the single to contemporary hit radio in the United States on October 2, 2012. "Diamonds" is a mid-tempo electronic and pop ballad performed with heavy synthesizers, orchestral sounds, and electronic rhythms. The song's lyrics serve as a departure from the themes of unhealthy relationships that were on Rihanna's previous singles.


  11. Hate That I Love You

    Hate That I Love You (2007)

    1,486 views

    "Hate That I Love You" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, released as third single from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song features vocals by American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo co-wrote the song together with Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, who produced the song under their stage name Stargate. Def Jam Recordings serviced the song to contemporary hit, urban and rhythmic radio stations in the United States on August 21, 2007 "Hate That I Love You" was released in the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany as a CD single in November 2007. On April 28, 2008, a Spanglish version of the song was digitally released in certain territories featuring vocals by Spanish singer David Bisbal. "Hate That I Love You" is a mid-tempo R&B song, with its lyrical theme being the power of love.


  12. Man Down

    Man Down (2010)

    1,324 views

    "Man Down" is a song performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). The song was sent to US rhythmic and urban radios on May 3, 2011 and was released as the album's sixth single in the United States as well as in certain countries internationally on July 11, 2011. The song was written by Shama "Sak Pase" Joseph, Timothy & Theron Thomas, and Shontelle Layne, with production completed by Joseph.


  13. S&M

    S&M (2010)

    1,171 views

    "S&M" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). It was written by Stargate, Sandy Vee and Ester Dean, with production helmed by Stargate and Vee. It was released on January 21, 2011, as the album's fourth United States single, and on February 11, 2011, as the third worldwide single. The song's conception was initiated by Dean, who developed "S&M's hook, "Na, na, na, c'mon." Dean was motivated to continue writing the lyrics based on the hook which she conceived. "S&M" is an up-tempo dance-pop and eurodance song. It samples the synth line from Depeche Mode's song "Master and Servant". The instrumentation consists of synths and keyboard sounds. "S&M" was re-released as a remix single, and featured guest vocals by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was made available to download digitally worldwide on April 11, 2011.


  14. Stupid In Love

    Stupid In Love (2009)

    1,166 views

    "Stupid in Love" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). The song was written by Shaffer Smith, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, with production helmed by StarGate. Ne-Yo served as the assistant producer. It was written two days before Rihanna and then boyfriend Chris Brown's altercation on the night of the 2009 Grammy Awards, which occurred on February 8, 2009. The lyrical content, which describes an abusive relationship, led Ne-Yo to describe the song as a "premonition".


  15. Russian Roulette

    Russian Roulette (2009)

    1,148 views

    "Russian Roulette" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album Rated R (2009). The song premiered on radio stations on October 20, 2009 and was released as the album's lead single on October 26, 2009 through Def Jam Recordings. It was written and produced by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo along with Chuck Harmony. "Russian Roulette is a mid-tempo pop song, that contains prominent R&B ballad characteristics. Lyrically, the single is about an abusive romantic relationship that ended abruptly.


  16. Rude Boy

    Rude Boy (2009)

    1,140 views

    "Rude Boy" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was released as the album's third single on February 19, 2010, through Def Jam. Rihanna co-wrote the song with StarGate, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, and Rob Swire, with Swire also co-producing it with StarGate. "Rude Boy" is an up-tempo song and incorporates elements of raggamuffin, pop, and R&B.


  17. Fading

    Fading (2010)

    1,122 views

    "Fading" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). The song was written by Jamal Jones and Ester Dean, whilst production of the song was completed by Jones under his production name, Polow da Don. Musically, the song samples Irish instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Enya's "One by One", whilst lyrically, the song is about leaving a man in a relationship. After Loud had strong digital download sales in the United Kingdom, "Fading" charted at number 187 on that country's singles chart in November 2010. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised da Don's production, but one critic criticized Rihanna for copying herself and failing to create something different. Some critics also compared it to one of Rihanna's previous singles, "Take A Bow". The song has also been performed on select dates of the Loud Tour (2011).


  18. Cold Case Love

    Cold Case Love (2009)

    1,120 views

    "Cold Case Love" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was written and produced by The Y's (Justin Timberlake, Robin Tadross and James Fauntleroy II). Following Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna, she started working on the sound of her new album. Timberlake who co-wrote "Cold Case Love" labeled the sound of Rihanna's new project as a step forward for the singer. In February 2010, Rihanna admitted that the song's lyrics are about her complicated relationship with Brown.


  19. Umbrella

    Umbrella (2007)

    1,106 views

    "Umbrella" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, featuring a rap verse by Jay-Z. The song was written by The-Dream, Christopher Stewart, Kuk Harrell and Jay-Z, and was produced by Stewart and The-Dream for Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). "Umbrella" is a contemporary R&B, hip hop, and dance-pop song and lyrically it refers to a romantic and platonic relationship and the strength of that relationship. It is generally considered Rihanna's signature song.


  20. Breakin' Dishes

    Breakin' Dishes (2007)

    1,072 views

    "Breakin' Dishes" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was co-written by Christopher Stewart and The-Dream, with production completed by the former. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who agreed that the song was one of the highlights of the album. "Breakin' Dishes" also charted at number four on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart in both 2008 and 2009. The songs only live televised performance was at the Pepsi Smash Show Super Bowl game in 2009, and was also included on all three of Rihanna's arena tours; the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour (2007–08), Last Girl on Earth Tour (2009-10) and the Loud Tour (2011).


  21. Te Amo

    Te Amo (2009)

    984 views

    "Te Amo" (English: I Love You) is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). The song was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, James Fauntleroy II and Rihanna, with production helmed by Eriksen and Hermansen under their production name, Stargate. "Te Amo" impacted radio in Canada on June 7, 2010, and was made available to download on June 8, 2010, in Australia, Italy and New Zealand, as the album's third international and fifth overall single. "Te Amo" incorporates elements of Latin American music and conveys Rihanna's struggles as the object of another woman's desires. Music critics praised the song for its lyrics and for a less futuristic sound than other songs on Rated R.


  22. Stay

    Stay

    980 views

    "Stay" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It features guest vocals by Mikky Ekko, and was released as the second single from the album on January 7, 2013. "Stay" was co-written by Ekko and Justin Parker. It is a R&B ballad, featuring piano and guitar chords. The song's lyrical content speaks of temptation and the inability to resist true love. Music critics were divided in their opinion regarding the balladry, with most describing it as a standout track on the album, while a few labeled it as boring.


  23. Rehab

    Rehab (2007)

    972 views

    "Rehab" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). Def Jam Recordings serviced the song to contemporary hit radio in the United States on October 6, 2008, as the eighth and final single from the album. "Rehab" was released in the United Kingdom as a CD single on December 8, 2008.


  24. Disturbia

    Disturbia

    902 views

    "Disturbia" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from the re-release, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008), of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was released as the third single from the reloaded edition of the album, and seventh overall. "Disturbia" was sent to US Contemporary hit radio on June 17, 2008, and was released as a CD single in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2008. The song was written by Andre Merritt, Chris Brown, Brian Kennedy and Rob. A, with production of the song helmed by Kennedy.


  25. We Ride

    We Ride (2006)

    790 views

    "We Ride" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006). It was written by Makeba Riddick, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, with production helmed by StarGate. The song was released on August 21, 2006, as the album's third single. "We Ride" is a hip hop and soul song. Critical reception of the song was generally positive, as the majority of reviewers praised its relaxing and carefree qualities.


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