Rihanna – “Only Girl (In The World)” [Audio, Lyrics, Video]

Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World) (prod. Sandy Vee & StarGate)

Throwback to ’s “ ()” track which peaked at #1 on the United States’ Billboard Hot 100 chart. Stream, watch video, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.

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Rihanna Only Girl

“Only Girl (In the World)” is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her fifth album, Loud (2010). The album’s lead single, it was released on September 10, 2010. Crystal Johnson wrote the song in collaboration with producers and . Rihanna contacted Stargate before Loud’s production and asked them to create lively, uptempo music. “Only Girl (In the World)” was the first song composed for the album, and the singer decided to include it on the tracklist before she recorded her vocals. Backed by strong bass and synthesizer, it is a dance-pop song that has an electronic composition. Its lyrics describe Rihanna demanding physical attention from her lover.

Critical response to “Only Girl (In the World)” was positive; a number of critics praised its composition and Rihanna’s decision to move away from the dark themes of her previous album, Rated R (2009). The song reached number one on the United States’ Billboard Hot 100 chart two weeks after Loud’s second single, “What’s My Name?”, peaked at number one. It was the first time in the chart’s history that an album’s lead single reached number one after its second single. In the United Kingdom, the song spent two weeks at number one and is the 19th-bestselling single of all time by a female artist, with over a million copies sold. The song peaked at number one in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland, and reached the top five in France, Germany and Switzerland.

Rihanna performed “Only Girl (In the World)” on Saturday Night Live in the United States, The X Factor in the United Kingdom and a shortened version at the 31st Brit Awards. Anthony Mandler directed the song’s music video, in which Rihanna is alone in an open natural landscape. The video suggests that she is the only female in the world, echoing the song’s title and lyrics, and critics praised its bright, colorful theme. “Only Girl (In the World)” won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2011.

Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World) (prod. Sandy Vee & StarGate)

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Lyrics

[Intro]
La-la-la-la
La-la-la-la
La-la-la-la (Uh, yeah)
La-la-la-la

[Verse 1]
I want you to love me
Like I’m a hot ride (Uh, yeah)
Be thinking of me (Uh)
Doing what you like (Haha)
So, boy, forget about the world
‘Cause it’s gon’ be me and you tonight (Yeah)
I wanna make you beg for it
Then I’ma make you swallow your pride, oh (Uh, uh)

[Chorus]
Want you to make me feel
Like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that’s in command
‘Cause I’m the only one who understands
How to make you feel like a man, yeah
Want you to make me feel
Like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only one

[Verse 2]
Want you to take it (Uh)
Like a thief in the night (Uh)
Hold me like a pillow
Make me feel right (Uh)
Baby, I’ll tell you all my secrets that I’m keeping
You can come inside (Yeah)
And when you enter, you ain’t leaving
Be my prisoner for the night, oh

[Chorus]
Want you to make me feel
Like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that’s in command
‘Cause I’m the only one who understands
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only one

[Bridge]
Take me for a ride, ride
Oh, baby, take me high, high
Let me make you rise, rise
Oh, make it last all night, night
Take me for a ride, ride
Oh, baby, take me high, high
Let me make you rise, rise
Make it last all night

[Chorus]
Want you to make me feel
Like I’m the only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love
Like I’m the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I’m the only one that’s in command
‘Cause I’m the only one who understands
How to make you feel like a man
Only girl in the world
Girl in the world
Only girl in the world
Girl in the world

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