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  1. 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 pop and R&B 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).


  2. All Of The Lights

    All Of The Lights (2010)

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    "All of the Lights" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released January 18, 2011, as the fourth single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010). It was produced by West and features additional vocals from several other recording artists, including John Legend, The-Dream, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Elton John, and Rihanna, who is solely credited as a featured artist on the single.


  3. Bad Girl

    Bad Girl

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    "Bad Girl" is a song initially recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna and American recording artist Chris Brown for the soundtrack of the film Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009). Their version of the song was excluded from the soundtrack, in favor of a version performed by the American girl group The Pussycat Dolls. Rihanna and Brown's version of the song was leaked on the internet on January 6, 2009. The song is about an addiction to shopping, and instead, ore specifically, buying shoes and handbags. Hollywood Records' decision to not include Rihanna and Brown's version was criticized by Ryan Brockington for the New York Post, but Michael Quinn for BBC Music was complimentary of The Pussycat Dolls' version. Rihanna and Brown's version charted at number 55 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.


  4. Birthday Cake

    Birthday Cake

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    "Birthday Cake" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). After it leaked onto the internet, fans expressed interest in the track being included on Talk That Talk, but it was later revealed that the 1:18 (one minute, 18 seconds) length that leaked was in fact the final cut and was not being considered for inclusion on the album. Due to a high level of fan interest, the song was included on the album as an interlude. The full length version, also known as the official remix of the track, featuring Rihanna's ex boyfriend Chris Brown, was premiered online on February 20, 2012, to coincide with Rihanna's 24th birthday. The song peaked in the top fifty.


  5. Break It Off

    Break It Off (2006)

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    "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.


  6. Breakin' Dishes

    Breakin' Dishes (2007)

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    "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).


  7. California King Bed

    California King Bed (2010)

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    "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.


  8. Cockiness

    Cockiness

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    "Cockiness (Love It)" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). The song was written by Rihanna, Candice Pillay, D. Abernathy and Shondrae Crawford, with production helmed by Mr. Bangladesh. Conceptualized by Mr. Bangladesh, the producer revealed in an interview with MTV that the song had undergone many different versions before the final cut was included on the album. He stated that while he was writing and developing the song, Rihanna was the principal artist whom he wanted to record it.


  9. 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.


  10. Disturbia

    Disturbia

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    "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.


  11. Do Ya Thang

    Do Ya Thang

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    "Do Ya Thang" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from the deluxe edition of her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). It was written by Terius Nash and Rihanna herself, with production helmed by Nash under his stage-name The-Dream. "Do Ya Thang" is an R&B song with prominent influences of music from the 1980s. The song uses "catchy" drum breaks, synths and "funky" and "subtle" hook. Lyrically, it is a complimentary love track that contains "curse" words and a repetitive chorus.


  12. Don't Stop The Music

    Don't Stop The Music (2007)

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    "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".


  13. Fading

    Fading (2010)

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    "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).


  14. Farewell

    Farewell

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    "Farewell" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). The song was written by Ester Dean and Alexander Grant, with production helmed by Grant under his production name Alex da Kid. Instrumentation consists of a piano. Music critics were divided in their response to "Farewell". Rihanna's vocal performance was praised and criticized alike, with some critics citing the song as her best vocal performance to date, while others wrote it lacked any sense of feeling. It also received comparisons to Beyoncé Knowles' "Halo" and Adele's "Someone like You", as well as Rihanna's own "Fire Bomb" (from her album Rated R). Upon the release of Talk That Talk, the song debuted at number 69 on the South Korea Gaon International Chart and number 155 on the UK Singles Chart.


  15. Fly

    Fly (2010)

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    "Fly" is a song by American rapper-songwriter Nicki Minaj from her debut studio album, Pink Friday (2010). The song was released as the eighth and final single from the album on August 30, 2011. It features additional guest vocals by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. The track was written by Kevin Hissink, Will Jordan, J.R. Rotem, Clemm Rishad and Minaj herself, while production was helped by Rotem and Hissink. The song is a R&B track which incorporates the hip hop genre. The song is inspired by the emotion of soaring above and overcoming all stereotypes and negativity, to come out victorious.


  16. Fool in Love

    Fool in Love

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    "Fool in Love" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from the deluxe edition of her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). The song was written by Ester Dean, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter. Production was helmed by Lukasz Gottwald, Cirkut and Dean. Musically, "Fool in Love" is a rhapsodic ballad, and instrumentation consists of acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers and drums. The lyrics revolve around Rihanna being the protagonist, and how she has met a relatively good man who her parents do not approve of, but requests that they accept her decision to be with him due to their love for each other, despite familial concerns.


  17. Hard

    Hard (2009)

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    "Hard" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was written by Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, Rihanna and Jeezy, the last of which provides vocals for the song. Nash and Stewart produced it under their stage names The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. "Hard" was released by Def Jam Recordings on February 19, 2010, as the second United States single from Rated R. It is a hip hop song and features military horns, hissing synthesizers, sharp beats and piano chords. Critics commended "Hard" for Rihanna's vocal performance and for collaborating with Jeezy.


  18. Hate That I Love You

    Hate That I Love You (2007)

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    "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.


  19. If I Never See Your Face Again

    If I Never See Your Face Again

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    "If I Never See Your Face Again" is a song written by Maroon 5 members Adam Levine and James Valentine for Maroon 5's second studio album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007). A remix of the song was recorded with pop singer Rihanna, and was released as the fourth single from the album instead of the original version. The remix was included on the re-release of It Won't Be Soon Before Long, and is also featured on the re-release of Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was produced by Mark Endert, Mike Elizondo, Mark "Spike" Stent, and Maroon 5.


  20. If It's Lovin' That You Want

    If It's Lovin' That You Want (2005)

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    "If It's Lovin' that You Want" is a song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her debut studio album Music of the Sun (2005). The song was released on December 2, 2005 through Def Jam Recordings, as the album's second and final single. "If It's Lovin' that You Want" was written by Samuel Barnes, Scott LaRock, Makeba Riddick, Jean-Claude Oliver, Lawrence Parker, and produced by Poke & Tone. Musically, the song draws influence from the musical genre of R&B; lyrically, it is about "basically telling a guy, 'If it's lovin' that you want, you should make me your girl because I've got what you need".


  21. Just Stand Up

    Just Stand Up

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    "Just Stand Up!" is a song performed by an all-star charity supergroup of pop, R&B, rock, country artists during the live version during the telethon "Stand Up to Cancer". The group was purposely billed as Artists Stand Up to Cancer to the public.


  22. Live Your Life

    Live Your Life

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    "Live Your Life" is a song by American rapper T.I., and the third single, from his sixth studio album Paper Trail. It was released as the third single from the album on September 23, 2008. The song features Barbadian pop singer Rihanna, and was produced by Just Blaze and Canei Finch. It officially premiered at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards during T.I.'s performance. This is T.I's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single in the United States (after "My Love" with Justin Timberlake and his previous single "Whatever You Like") and Rihanna's fifth on the same chart (after "SOS", "Umbrella", "Take a Bow" and "Disturbia"). The song samples Romanian pop group O-Zone's song "Dragostea din tei."


  23. Loud

    Loud (2011)

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    Loud is the fifth studio album by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released on November 12, 2010, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. The album was recorded between February and August 2010, during the singer's Last Girl on Earth Tour and the filming of her first feature film Battleship. Rihanna was the executive producer of the album and worked with many record producers, including StarGate, Sandy Vee, The Runners, C. "Tricky" Stewart and Alex da Kid. The album featured several guest vocalists, including rappers Drake, Nicki Minaj and Eminem, who is featured on the sequel to "Love the Way You Lie", titled "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)".


  24. Love The Way You Lie

    Love The Way You Lie (2010)

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    "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). It features guest vocals from American rapper Eminem, who wrote the song alongside Skylar Grey and the producer Alex da Kid. It is the sequel to the 2010 hit single "Love the Way You Lie", which appears on Eminem's seventh studio album Recovery. It received positive reviews from critics and was performed for at the American Music Awards of 2010 on November 21, 2010, as part of a medley with "What's My Name?" and "Only Girl (In the World)".


  25. Man Down

    Man Down (2010)

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    "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.


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