It’s safe to say that anything and everything that has Rihanna’s name on it shines bright like a diamond and deserves all the praise. She has racked up an astonishing 30 top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and it’s time that these 10 tracks spanning the Barbados queen’s career are put on their past-due pedestal as well.
As someone who is the self-proclaimed Captain of the Rihanna Navy, I think I can safely say that these songs have gone far from underappreciated in all 27 million of our eyes, but now it’s time for everyone to get familiar. After all, that Rihanna reign just won’t let up.
Take a look and listen to 10 of Rihanna’s most underappreciated tracks below.
Aside from incredible vocals, this song is a highlight of the masterpiece that is Rihanna’s latest album, Anti. And it might have you texting your ex in just two intoxicating minutes. Put it on repeat.
2. “We Ride”
Throwing it back to Rih’s 2006 release, A Girl Like Me, the perfect early 2000s vibe-fueled jam for your windows-down ride.
3. “Loveeeeee Song” feat. Future
Loveeeeee & affection. If you’re looking for the feels, you’ve found them here.
Sex sells, and Rihanna invented it. Bad Gal RiRi, indeed.
5. “Wait Your Turn”
A personal favorite, this song intertwines the game of football, love and fame all in one. More recognition please.
6. “Do Ya Thang”
Bonus track? What can I say, that’s what I love about ya, babe. This song is a flawless mix of pop/R&B that ties together Talk That Talk in true Rihanna fashion.
The most fitting song to play on your post-goodbye drive home. Tears likely.
8. “Drunk on Love”
Going along with Rihanna’s earlier track “Rehab,” the metaphor of love as a substance addiction continues in this vulnerability-filled song. Fun fact: This song samples The xx’s “Intro”
9. “No Love Allowed”
Drunk no more. What’s love? This song’s catchy beat and attitude-filled lyrics will have you coming back for more.
10. “Russian Roulette”
Last but certainly not least, this could take the cake for Rihanna’s darkest song, comparing her relationship to playing a game of Russian Roulette, an artistic and ominous resemblance.