Rihanna Songs Ranked

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes. After signing with Def Jam in 2005, she soon gained recognition with the release of her first two studio albums, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006), both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart. Aside from music, Rihanna is known for her involvement in humanitarian causes, entrepreneurial ventures, and the fashion industry. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LVMH. Rihanna has also ventured into acting, appearing in major roles in Battleship (2012), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), and Ocean’s 8 (2018). She was appointed as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the Government of Barbados in 2018. Here are all of Rihanna’s songs ranked.

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20. Man Down (Loud, 2010)

“This song is perfect. Her voice in it is unparalleled. I LOVE narrative lyrics, let alone being combined with Reggae and a magical voice like Rihanna’s. Definitely my favorite Rihanna song.”

19. SOS (A Girl like Me, 2006)

“The blips and the bleeps are very fun and it makes me wanna dance. To be honest though, when this song came out I wasn’t impressed at all. It was not until Unfaithful that I was impressed and a bit more intrigued with her second outing.. The only drawback about this song is that if a better singer was singing it, it’d be better. Rihanna’s voice is pleasant and unique but nasally too.”

18. Shut Up and Drive (Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, 2008)

“Shut up and drive out of here haters of this song and let the song take control! It was in a movie and is good. So shut up and drive out of here haters. Shut up and drive.”

17. California King Bed (Loud, 2010)

“This song is EXTREMELY underrated. This song is unique unlike the other songs she has had recently that makes it so good. Also the lyrics of this song is genius. This is the BEST song from her album Loud hands down”

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16. Where Have You Been (Talk That Talk, 2011)

“I just can’t get this song out of my mind. It shows perfectly the power of Rihanna as she could weld her smooth vocals with an animated beat that could obviously make for this song an undying effect when heard. I intensely recommend to listen to it.”

15. Take a Bow (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2008)

“Come on, she was meant to sing deep and meaningful songs. Sure she’s extremely popular now, but in no way possible can you say that her mainstream songs are better than her iconic songs back in the past.”

14. Rude Boy (Rated R, 2009)

“The icy synths raining down the drumbeats, Rihanna’s playful, yet stern delivery, and the proud writing just all come together to make a sexy, stylish song that can’t be missed.”

13. Unfaithful (A Girl like Me, 2006)

“The song sends chills down my spine… It has been sung with such passion it actually connects with you… The piano in the background is beautiful… If you haven’t heard it, go for it… You won’t regret it..!”

12. Don’t Stop the Music (Don’t Stop the Music, 2002)

“It was the first Rihanna song that I really loved. She made a very cool video (looked like melodious fusion of J. Lo’s Waiting For Tonight and Madonna’s Hung Up videos) and Rihanna was beautiful. Catchy beat. Great sound.”

11. Love the Way You Lie (Recovery, 2010)

“This song is just beautiful, isn’t it? It’s a shame that it has been used as an album bonus track only as it probably not get recognized as a single. It hasn’t been recognized enough and I think it’s fantastic. Eminem’s rap is brilliant as well but Rihanna’s voice is just stunning in this.”

10. What’s My Name? (Loud, 2010)

“Such a beautiful song that makes you feel things that no other Rihanna song makes you feel. Sort of like a feeling of nostalgia even if you never heard it on the radio or anything like that. Not her best song, but it is great”

9. Stay (Unapologetic, 2012)

“The simple beauty of this song speaks volumes. it’s so emotional and personal to Rihanna but yet so unambiguous/vague it could be about anyone of us, which is why it touches people. Her vocals in this song are INSANE. You can just hear the emotion in her voice and the lyrics are so relatable and beautiful.”

8. S&M (Loud, 2010)

“This song is good but it is such a negative song but on T.V. her intentions were telling the public that she is tired of paparazzi on her back every second and she can’t get a break but if you were thinking negative it is saying the chains and whips excite me which means she likes being restricted and something to do with making babies”

7. Only Girl (In the World) (Loud, 2010)

“Just amazing I have no words to say, I love this song very much. Superb, loving, melody. I love Rhianna’s voice. Sometimes I will hear this song, the most I hear love is cry, but I love this song so much.”

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6. Russian Roulette (Rated R, 2009)

“May be one day Rihanna will be remembered for Russian Roulette. As according to my notion this is a legendary song. If anybody wanna know about her singing, this song is gonna tell them… Rihanna was created to sing this song and there is no doubt about this song being a legend.”

5. Diamonds (Unapologetic, 2012)

“This is a beautiful song and it deserves to be higher up. I mean don’t get me wrong I love all of Rihanna’s songs, but this one I can listen to forever and not get tired of it.”

4. We Found Love (Talk That Talk, 2011)

“Brilliant Song, great tune, should be number 1! Feels so true, personal song and the video is top class! This song tells a story also! This song makes you want to get up and dance! It is impossible not to sing along with this song!”

3. Disturbia (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2008)

“This is one of the best songs from Rihanna and really deserved a higher place then what it is now that is nine place. From my opinion this song should be on first place. She has such a good voice in this song it is really cool. This song even made her a cool singer…”

2. Rehab (Timbo rnb, 2011)

“It’s a well written, well produced song highlighting the separation anxiety and pain felt of a perceived one-sided relationship in which the final conclusion is about ending it to be able to start healing. The theme is pretty much gender neutral really striking a chord with anyone who has experienced feeling unappreciated by their significant other, or can least empathize with the pain.”

1. Umbrella (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2008)

“This song in simply amazing. When this song came out is when I think we all knew Rihanna was gonna be around for a long time. It makes sense and has great rhythm. Rihanna is my favorite singer and makes Amazing music but none of her songs beats “Umbrella”. This song is gonna be heard on the radio be being downloaded on Itunes for a long time, this song will never fade away. I’m not at all surprised its number 1; if it were anything but #1 then that would shock me. A truly amazing song”