10 Worst Rihanna Songs


The Top Ten

1 Birthday Cake

Let's see... Repeating a single word over and over until your ears bleed? Check. Awful beat that sounds like every single bad dubstep song ever made? Check. A feature from Chris Brown AFTER the assault? Check.

I don't get why this isn't #1.

On this song, Chris Brown sings: "Give it to her in the worst way/Can’t wait to blow her candles out"

Do I seriously need to explain what's wrong with this? I know it's about kinky sex, but did nobody look at this and consider the alternative interpretation this could have? When you consider what happened between Chris Brown and Rihanna, a line like this sung by him to her comes across as an abuser justifying his actions and taking delight in abusing his victim. Chris Brown already gave it to Rihanna "in the worst way"! We're supposed to find a song about this to be sexy?

This alone makes this Rihanna's worst song. The ear-bleeding music and stupid lyrics were bad enough, but when a song paints Chris Brown's abuse in a positive light, it cannot expect to get any respect from me.

Rihanna is my favorite singer. But this is her worst song. And I don't know why it's not number 1. She did better than this

Rihanna's my favorite singer of all time but this song is ok

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2 Bitch Better Have My Money

I love Rihanna, but song is just the worst. The video is the most atrocious thing I've ever seen, especially after Chris Brown! - Aquaturtle

I think the only reason why it shouldn't be #1 on this list is that you can't call it a song, and this list is about songs.

I almost cried by listening to this song. It's horrendous - MusicMovieMinecraftMe

This was the first sight of cringy Hip-Hop Rihanna. Plus the video is basically Spring Breakers 2 - Hotheart123

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3 Pour It Up

No melody. She's just talking. Another excuse to show her ass.

Yeah this song is wack as hell and rihanna is a crappy artist as a whole. She only has a few good songs throughout her entire career but honestly even those would sound better if someone else sang them. - DaWyteNight

Die in a hole Mike WiLL Made-It. You make even the most talented artists absolute garbage. - WonkeyDude98

Even the objective queen of pop has her mistakes... - ProPanda

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4 Work

Autotuned repeating monotone robot!

Yes, repeating two different words, "Work." and "Dirt." is all it takes in the year 2016 to make a trending song. This song doesn't belong in a genre it belongs in the trash. If you spend money on this I'm so sorry for your loss

My friends from my robotics team and discussed weaponizing this song. It sounds pretty feasible, but I'm worried that peoples' taste in music is just too bad for it to work. If somebody could explain to me why people like this song enough for it to be at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, please tell me. It is the one of the most brain-dead things I've ever heard, and the video is no better, being sold solely on sex appeal.

It's better than "work from home" by Fifth Harmony, but even that's not saying much. The PartyNextDoor demo of this song sounded better than rihanna herself, his version sounded more natural and rihanna just sounds like she's drunk. - DaWyteNight

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5 S&M

I actually like this song. Shes a naughty girl

This song LITERALLY gives me headaches every time I hear it. Why isn't it on the top of this list? I also want to mention it got overplayed for no reason at all just like her previous hit "Umbrella".

I like this song! Why is it here

Any song that bash paparazzi is automatically good for me. - DaisyandRosalina

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6 Needed Me

This song is very boring. The background music barely qualifies as music.

It's just her cussing over and over - Hotheart123

Really horrible and inappropriate

7 Numb
8 Mad House

Hey guys, this is the intro of the album, this isn't a song so it can't be good or bad, why is this listed here? - Fan_of_Good_Music

This song sucks I mean no-one in their right mind would like it

This shouldn't be #1, but even then this sounds like the title makes it sound. - WonkeyDude98

This is... an intro, did not deserves the top 10. - DaisyandRosalina

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9 Rude Boy

Are you all STUPID? Putting this song on worst list?

Seriously fella (friend this song rocks if you think it is worst then you know I will... $$$$

I think this song is cool so I think this is on the wrong list

HOW is THIS song number 6? Because is about sex I suppose? This doesn't automatically means it's a bad songs, sex is just a normal thing, people exist because love AND sex, sex is not a bad thing, porn videos, this type of porn is bad.
This song is super catchy and the lyrics are not gross despite being a sex song. - DaisyandRosalina

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10 G4l

can you even call this a song... - patsy92

It's kind of dark so I don't really care for it

This song is too overrated and what CRTFY (Can't remeber to forget you) doing here That songs rocks and just get 500000 likes - Huge_Color

The Newcomers

? Lemme Get That
? Higher

The Contenders

11 Sell Me Candy

I like all the songs off this album

In this list I had to choose one, but Rih's songs are best because she's best

12 Phresh Out the Runway
13 What's My Name?

The beat and melody are good, Drake does alright, but again rihanna ruines her own song. I prefer to listen to the parody version of this song, the girl singing is a much better singer than rihanna (mind you, everyone is) - DaWyteNight

Yea no this is not my favorite

the song just tells me how crap a song can be. I love rihanna but this song is crap

My sis love that song 100% my is niya and luis

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14 Cockiness (Love It)

Apparently I'm alone in my hatred for this song.
Either way, I can't stand this. I find it distressing to listen to.

Is this even music? This song literally has no key, no appeal, horrible lyrics (I want you to be my sex slave), a really annoying chorus and some idiot shouting 'you' for the longest amount of time possible. Quite frankly one of the worst songs I've ever heard. Even the bass sounds awful!

I like Rihanna but this song is terrible - venomouskillingmachine

This song is horrendous on so many levels, and I'd say it's a lot worse than Birthday Cake. There's barely any key (I can just about hear an 'C minor' voice in her voice). The bass and production are horrendous, and the lyrics are cringe inducing.

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15 Raining Men

It's raining men from out of the sky me-en no need to ask why just close your eyes and catch yer men - Ihaskitty1234

This song is just HORRIBLE, Just like Nicki Minaj.

Two crappy artists together, what did you expect? - DaWyteNight

This song is stupid. Rated R is better than Loud

16 Wait Your Turn

Catchy and nice, the only flaw is that the meaning is kinda confused. - DaisyandRosalina

This is my song wrong list I think this song is amazing

Just doesn't make a sense... - Fan_of_Good_Music

Your song is horrible what have you done to your songs

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17 Stupid in Love

This is a great song

What's doing one of her greatest songs here? - Fan_of_Good_Music

This is one of her most personal songs should not be here. - DaisyandRosalina

Bitch please are you serious this song is amazing it's one of her best song

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18 Hard

This song is lovely, I even remixed it with Eminem's Survival. Thumbs up, if you think that's a good idea! - Fan_of_Good_Music

This song is not that bad but she did better

Awesome song with fab music... Haters hate because they are jealous - starshivam

I love this song

19 The Last Song

I love this song, and all other Rihanna's songs, but this is one of worst songs of the queen!

This is pretty deep. Should not be here - Hotheart123

Yes not her best

20 Breakin' Dishes

Holy crap. Just holy crap. How can a song actually be this awful? It's literally just noise by an already untalented "singer." If I had to listen to this, "Bodak Yello" by Cardi B or Justin Bieber's "Baby" for an entire day I'd pick Bodak Yellow and Baby in a heartbeat. - DaWyteNight

21 Rehab

Why! this song is great - spodermanfan1000

This song is amazing you must can't hear

22 Where Have You Been

What? Why is this perfect dance song in the top 20? - DaisyandRosalina

It's a little awkward and annoying at times, but I honestly don't mind it. - DCfnaf

23 Fading

Not a bad song. The production and writing are both decent. The only "bad" thing about it is Rihanna's voice but it's not too bad in this song for once. - DaWyteNight

I love this song its not bad

Why is this here? - DaisyandRosalina

24 Right Now

The definition of basic.

25 Umbrella

This song is actually pretty good

Not bad but not deserving of all the praise it gets either. It was only a huge hit because of Rihanna's name and how her team pushed it, if someone else had released this it probably would have only been a minor hit or not even a hit at all because it's just your standard pop-r&b song of the 2000's. Nothing about it is original. - DaWyteNight

Liked it and think it is her best song like in 10th

Umbrella, Umbrella, Umbrella, Umbrealla, OKAY ALREADY!

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26 Shut Up and Drive

Trashy song & video! Both of them make no sense! - Fan_of_Good_Music

Love it

27 Cheers (Drink to That)
28 Only Girl (In the World)

What the heck is REHAB doing up there!? It's one of her best ever songs! Stupid people!

WHY! Is this here. Seriously, don't get me wrong, this is amazing! Get off the list, only girl

Why is this song here? People voting for this do not have much feeling for emotion. I am concerned about you people.

Wrong list she rocks this song

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29 This is What You Came For

Very deep and meaningful lyrics. "Youuu, youuu, youuu" repeated a million times.

30 Loveeeeeee Song

For me this song was a 10/10 if Future was replaced by someone else... oh well, at least he doesn't sound as bad as usual which is enough for me. - DaisyandRosalina

31 You Da One

This is a great songs why it's on 20th place? It's shouldn't be here

Are you kidding this song is horrible!

This is OK. Only complaint is her saying the N word in the bridge - Hotheart123

The matrix song id call it 💁 - Ihaskitty1234

32 Four Five Seconds

What is this song about? I don't think she even knows. All of them just sound so uninteresting, even copaired to Rihanna's other songs.

She like only does three notes in this 'song' and it doesn't even seem like they are singing.

4-5 seconds to wildin'... W t f does that even mean?

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33 Take a Bow

Why is this song here?! It's one of her best works, and this is coming from someone who does NOT like her current hits.

This is the best song you dumb this song is the best

By the way this list sucks

34 Photographs

Cool song, identical just for relaxing after hard work... - Fan_of_Good_Music

This song is Will.I.am best work and this is really really rare. Good job Rihanna! - DaisyandRosalina

35 S.O.S.

Again, good production. Catchy, okay lyrics. But Rihanna's "vocals" are so obnoxious! - DaWyteNight

This song is awesome! - venomouskillingmachine

I love it

36 Nobody's Business

Best song ❤. Her & Chris brown show how despite what happen they stand a change together. & it ain't nobody's business

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37 Man Down

Your bad man down is awesome

This song is perfection... This made me love her music so much... - Fan_of_Good_Music

This song is so bad, especially when Rihanna sings it live.

38 Can't Remember to Forget You
39 Complicated
40 Pon de Replay

This song should not be on the list because it's because of this song that you heart Rihanna on the radio. Without that, Rihanna would not be famous now

Only good for the beat, Rihanna's "vocals" are wack and cringey! - DaWyteNight

Horrible, she talks so fast I can't understand a word of it

Hahaahah no - ProPanda

41 Diamonds

I don't think it's a worst song. You are the Rihanna haters and you should go away in the world.

This song is good in my opinion

I don't get why people like this song. It tries so hard to be catchy, but it comes off as boring. Sia stated that she wrote this song in 14 minutes. It shows.

If I hear the words "shine bright like a diamond" I am going to sue Rihanna. The song is hideous and repetitive. Rihanna sounds like a cow that has got tangles up in electric fence.

Seriously guys give me a better excuse than "overplayed" for hate this song. - DaisyandRosalina

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42 Unfaithful
43 Russian Roulette

To be quite honest,... I LOVE THIS SONG

44 Disturbia

That Song's Disturbia! Rihanna!

45 Jump
46 Red Lipstick
47 Skin

This song is so sexy! - DaisyandRosalina

48 Question Existing

Generally I love Rihanna's music. This is one of her earliest songs. So we can state she improved singing, because this song is hell! - Fan_of_Good_Music

This song would be a true ballad without the electro-but-nice beat - Hotheart123

This song speaks truth it's just the odd beat

49 Love the Way You Lie

WHAT? This is great! What, do you think this is the list of best Rihanna songs? - Hotheart123

Somehow this was added to the worst list. Are you serious? - DCfnaf

Overrated and overplayed but great song. - DaisyandRosalina

Rihanna ruined Eminem! - DaWyteNight

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50 California King Bed

Why this song is HERE?! - DaisyandRosalina

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58 listings
7 years, 156 days old

Top Remixes (13)

1. Needed Me
2. Bitch Better Have My Money
3. Phresh Out the Runway
1. Birthday Cake
2. Numb
3. Bitch Better Have My Money
1. Birthday Cake
2. Bitch Better Have My Money
3. Pour It Up

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