Tag Archives: Rihanna

Eminem feat. Rihanna – The Monster

First Hit #1: December 21, 2013 It’s the end of the year, time for Rihanna, though in a feature spot instead of a headline. Instead we have Eminem, and a bit of a retread. See, Love the Way You Lie … Continue reading

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Rihanna – Diamonds

First Hit #1: December 1, 2012 It’s becoming a rather predictable – when December rolls around, we will see Rihanna ascend to the top of the chart. Unexpectedly, it’s a rare example of a 2011 song that’s actually somewhat positive … Continue reading

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Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love

First Hit #1: November 12, 2011 There’s not much to We Found Love. Any meaning behind it is most likely gleaned from the video, since the lyrics are largely generic and repetitive. The song is otherwise some pretty rote EDM … Continue reading

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Rihanna – S and M

First Hit #1: April 30, 2011 The difficulty with making a pop song about sex is that you’re still trying to get radio play. So you can do innuendo, sure, but going overt in your sexual references is going to … Continue reading

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Rihanna – Only Girl in the World

First Hit #1: December 4, 2010 Rihanna’s second chart topper – but first single – of her bright red hair period isn’t all that different from her first one, a forceful come on. Well Drake’s not here, and it moves … Continue reading

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Rihanna feat. Drake – What’s My Name?

First Hit #1: November 20, 2010 It could be argued that hookup songs are at least getting somewhat more sophisticated, but it’s not like they had a tall hill to climb to make that claim. What’s My Name is lead … Continue reading

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Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie

First Hit #1: July 31, 2010 Eminem and Rihanna might be famous for their music, but they’re well known for being in volatile relationships. So it’s only appropriate that they got together to make a song about being stuck in … Continue reading

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