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A Bad Girl of many talents: Rihanna’s best songs ever

13.03.2018

Beautiful? Yes. Talented? Sure. But there’s a lot more to Rihanna. A singing bombshell who has been featuring with the A-stars that matters: we have been looking into Rihanna’s latest beauty venture Fenty Beauty, today we want you to scroll through Rihanna’s best songs and go down memory lane with some of her first successes.

Rihanna - Umbrella ft Jay-Z

Number one for 10 consecutive weeks in the UK, the most iconic song by Rihanna, the most iconic video by Rihanna: who hasn’t fallen in love for her nude figure smoothly moving only covered by silver paint? Boys or girls, we all did.

Rihanna - Stay

From her studio album Unapologetic, it’s Rihanna’s way to talk about irresistible love. Featuring Mikky Ekko: in Rihanna’s array of songs, this is a romantic ballad that makes you want to hug her: her vulnerability sold 10 million copies worldwide

Rihanna - Diamonds

A more upbeat ballad on her past love relationships went wrong, RiRi is singing the words written by Sia in what became her twelfth number one in the US. From Drake to Chris Brown, Rihanna’s Unapologetic has got plenty of true facts you need to listen to.

Rihanna - Take a Bow

This Rihanna song is one that broke records: it went from number 53 to number one in the charts in the space of one week only. Rihanna’s ex boyfriend is the actor on center stage who performs a perfectly executed pantomime in the attempt of being forgiven, taking a bow at the end of the show.

Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie ft. Eminem

Featuring one of the best rappers of all time, Love the Way You Lie is one of Rihanna’s best songs as it marks a unique moment in which 2 artists honestly talk about their feelings – for previous partners. Eminem is the rap master at doing that, Rihanna is turning into his queen.

Rihanna - Don’t Stop The Music

From her Good Girl Gone Bad album, Don’t Stop the Music is a dance song (we are talking about hip hop club dance floors, i.e. not dance genre per se) based around Michael Jackson’s 1983 single “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’: a super hit from 2007 that paved the way of a whole new way of making dance tunes.

Rihanna - SOS

From a Girl Like Me, the synth riffs and the use of ‘Tainted Love’ was released on Valentine’s day back in 2006: Rihanna has really fallen for this guy and she’s aware she should take it slow, too bad as instead

You got me stressing, incessantly pressing the issue

Cause every moment gone you know I miss you

is what she realizes is happening to here

Rihanna - Hard ft Jeezy

If you wanted to know how to wear military the cool way, look no further than Rihanna’s Hard music video: hey, look who is boss, she’s in charge of the dance pop charts.

Rihanna - Wild Thoughts ft DJ Khaled

2017 saw Rihanna releasing new materials and with Wild Thoughts she proved she can reinvent herself: check out the outfit she sports in this video, nothing more than a sheer dress you’d wear to go to the beach, to match Santana’s sample.

Rihanna - Loyalty ft kendrick Lamar

Hot, sexy, illegal: from romantic passion to devoted mistress, that’s Rihanna’s unapologetic way of swimming through 2017, and in Loyalty she does it next to kendrick Lamar as well.

Rihanna - Lemon ft N.E.R.D.

Rihanna’s style gets a rap lick of paint: she can rap, we wish she did it more as she can stand more than a deserved chance next to established female rap icons such as Nicki Minaj. Check out the ‘thug life’ lyrics, to suit Barbadian Bad Girl to perfection

I get it how I live it

I live it how I get it

Count the mothafuckin’ digits

Rihanna - Selfish ft Future

From 2017 we have seen Rihanna’s upbeat hits, rap verses and the ‘baddest’ Bad Girl ever, but with Selfish she is back with a stunning ballad.