Fresh Out The Runway: Rihanna's 7 Most Stylish Songs

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Rihanna attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on Sept. 30, 2016 in Paris, France.

As leader of bad gal nation, Rihanna's style is as unmistakable as her lengthy career of smash hits. The glamorous pop queen, who recently landed eight Grammy nominations, has also been celebrated for her out-of-the-box designs (she won Shoe of the Year award at the 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards last month) and fearless sense of style (she received the 2014 Fashion Icon Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America). 

In honor of Rihanna’s runway-ready looks, here are some of the Barbadian beauty's fiercest slay-all-day anthems.

"Phresh Out The Runway”

Released on her 2012 album Unapologetic, this high-energy track is the ultimate catwalk soundtrack, tailor-made for both high-end and personal fashion shows. The David Guetta-co-produced track is soaked with synth and perfect for peak stunting. 

“Diamonds”

A ubiquitous pop force, “Diamonds” shone as Riri's 12th Hot 100 No. 1 single. The hit track also features an array of glistening lyrics fit for a fashionable state of mind. "So shine bright tonight," she croons on the chorus. "You and I, we’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky."

"Cockiness (Love It)"

This sh-t-talking number from Riri’s 2011 album Talk That Talk, is an absolutely filthy ode to being super pleased with yourself (sample lyric: “Suck my cockiness, lick my persuasion"). Exuding confidence, the track is the perfect primer for a night out on the town.

"Pose"

Almost like a quasi-sequel to “Fresh Out The Runway,” this Anti entry was featured as a bonus song on the deluxe edition, and serves as another perfect anthem for both walking down the runway and the street. With lines like "Let me see you work it, like oh my God," the singer calls the shots. 

"Dem Haters"

Rihanna offers a life lesson on this track from her sophomore album, 2006's A Girl Like Me​: Pay the haters no mind. "Dem Haters,” which also features Barbadian singer Dwane Husbands, is a classic reggae ode to paying no mind to the negative forces in your life. "Get dem haters out your circle, smile in your face but all they wanna do is bring ya down," Rih sings on the bouncy chorus. 

"Red Lipstick"

From her 2011 hit album Talk That Talk, "Red Lipstick" is a sexy soundtrack for puckering up. Here, Rih has no problem dictating the pace while rocking a bold lip. 

"B-tch Better Have My Money"

Featuring production credits from Travis Scott and Kanye West, Rihanna's money-loving jam isn't just about desiring dollar bills. "[It] just felt like something everybody can relate to, whether it’s in regards to money or not,” she told Vogue earlier this year. "There’s something about that attitude or that confidence, that level of discarding something. Because it’s also just very final. It’s a very final statement. That song can be taken in so many ways. You know? And hardly ever is it actually money. I mean, money’s pretty much the obvious thing."


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