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.

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

Great base and this song is bashing the haters.
Not sure if it deserves the top 3... but it's boring in some points. - DaisyandRosalina

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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.

Not her best but overhated. - DaisyandRosalina

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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

? 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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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?

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

Rihanna I answered the question 😆 - Ihaskitty1234

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14 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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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.

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16 Rehab

Why! this song is great - spodermanfan1000

This song is amazing you must can't hear

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 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

Yeah this isn't good

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19 Fading

I love this song its not bad

Why is this here? - DaisyandRosalina

20 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

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7 years, 63 days old

Top Remixes (12)

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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