The 10 Best Rihanna Lyrics range from raunchy to playful to inspirational. RiRi can’t be locked into one particular style or genre, and the list reflects the variety of her musical output through her first seven albums.
One minute, Rihanna is singing suggestive, automotive-themed double entendres in ‘Shut Up and Drive,’ and the next she’s encouraging listeners to “shine bright like a diamond.” From the girl who declared, “It feels so good being bad," here are PopCrush's choices for the 10 Best Rihanna Lyrics.
“When the sun shines, we'll shine together / Told you I'll be here forever / Said I'll always be a friend / Took an oath I'ma stick it out till the end / Now that it's raining more than ever / Know that we'll still have each other / You can stand under my umbrella / You can stand under my umbrella-ella-ella.”'Umbrella' (From the Album 'Good Girl Gone Bad')
“Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it / Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it / Sticks and stones may break my bones / But chains and whips excite me."'S&M' (From the Album 'Loud')
"Suck my cockiness / Lick my persuasion / Eat my words / And then swallow your pride down, down / Place my wants and needs over your resistance / And then you come around, you come around / I can be your dominatrix / Just submit to my every order / Enter my diamond matrix / If you want my golden flower.”'Cockiness (Love It)' (From the Album 'Talk That Talk')
“So keep on gettin’ your paper and keep on climbing / Look in the mirror and keep on shining / Til the game ends and the clock stops / We gon’ post up on the top spot / So live your life.”'Live Your Life' (with T.I.) (From the T.I. Album 'Paper Trail')
“I’ll be the star, you keep directing me / Let’s make the best scene they’ve ever seen / Let’s capture the moment / Cause even forever ain’t forever / I swear by the moment / Cause together ain't promised forever / Let's live in the moment.”'Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary' (From the Album 'Unapologetic')
“Come here rude boy, boy, can you get it up / Come here rude boy, boy, is you big enough / Take it, take it, baby, baby / Take it, take it, love me, love me.”'Rude Boy' (From the Album 'Rated R')
“I'm a fine-tuned supersonic speed machine / With a sunroof top and a gangsta lean / So if you feel me let me know, know, know / Come on now what you waiting for, for, for / My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode / So start me up and watch me go, go, go.”'Shut Up and Drive' (From the Album 'Good Girl Gone Bad')
“Valet cost a hundred bill / I still got more money / Gold all up in my grill / I still got more money / Who cares how you haters feel / I still got more money / Call Jay up and close a deal / I still got more money.”'Pour It Up' (From the Album 'Unapologetic')
"I didn't mean to lay him down / But it's too late to turn back now / Don't know what I was thinking / Now he's no longer living / So I'm ‘bout to leave town / Cause I didn't mean to hurt him / Could've been somebody's son / And I took his heart when I pulled out that gun."'Man Down' (From the Album 'Loud')
“Should've never let you enter my door / Next time you wanna go on and leave / I should just let you go on and do it / Cause now I'm using like I bleed / It's like I checked into rehab / Baby you're my disease.”'Rehab' (From the Album 'Good Girl Gone Bad')