Here are her 10 best so far, NOT including tracks on The seventh-highest-charting single of her career, Rihanna’s foray into power balladry featured one of her most memorable vocal performances to date (it formed a neat companion to “Stay,” her next single off ).
“Diamonds” found the singer embracing dancefloor inflections in new way.
"SOS" (2006)Taking the best part of “Tainted Love” and putting a modern spin on its theme of crazy-making affection, “SOS” was Rihanna’s first Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper.
“Hard” was the sugar-free single, all clanging cymbals and ominous synths courtesy of frequent collaborators The-Dream and Tricky Stewart.
“I can’t just let you run up on me like that,” she sang, a self-defense likely directed at the clamoring media more than even her then-recent ex Chris Brown.6. " (2009)A comparatively gentle love song, “What’s My Name?
The thematic sequel to 2009’s “Rude Boy,” the single was a (still irresistible) walk on the wild side for Rihanna.
She approaches the taboo with a radio-friendly wink, making it impossible (no matter your own preferences) not to sing along.8.
With help from Sia, Benny Blanco and Star Gate, Rihanna created an evocative pop smash that didn’t need nightclub appeal to hit the top of the charts.9.
"S&M" (2010)“Na-na-na, come on,” is Ri Ri’s unflinching invitation on this sexual provacateur’s refrain.
Rihanna performs onstage during Direc TV Super Saturday Night hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan at Pendergast Family Farm on Jan. -- meaning we have seven previous albums worth of songs to choose from to find her 10 very best.
We’ve combed Ri Ri’s vast catalog to collect her most iconic singles.
There are a lot of tough choices to be made -- after all, she didn’t become the first artist ever to sell 100 million songs for nothing.
The pop powerhouse has done it all, from EDM to R&B to power ballads, and with assists from some of the biggest producers and songwriters in the business.
” was Rihanna’s half of the two collaborations that resulted from her team-up with Drake (“Take Care” was his).