Can You Name the Rihanna Song From One Line?


By: Beth Hendricks

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Will 2020 finally be the year that we get more RiRi? The Rihanna Navy (that's the name given to her most ardent supporters) have been waiting and, frankly, we're getting a little impatient. It's been four years since her last album, "Anti." Sigh.

That's not to say Rihanna has been quiet. She launched her cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, in 2017. One year later, she added a lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, to her portfolio. And, just this past year, she expanded to a complete luxury clothing line named — you guessed it — Fenty. This ambitious go-getter gives new meaning to her lyrics, "Work, work, work, work, work!"

So, until Bad Girl RiRi blesses us with another album, we'll just have to fawn over the hits she's already given us. Which tune is your favorite? Are you an "Umbrella" kind of person? What about "We Found Love?" Maybe you like things a little slower, like "Take a Bow." Or, maybe a little more fast-paced, a la "Don't Stop the Music." 

Let's see what kind of Rihanna fan you really are! We'll give you one line from the Fenty founder and you tell us which song it is. You're "gonna win it, no limit!"

"You look so dumb right now / Standin' outside my house," seems pretty rude until you take it in context of the rest of the song. Which is it?

"Take a Bow" is Rihanna's reaction to a former lover who is trying to apologize for his infidelity. She also says, "You're so ugly when you cry / Please / Just cut it out." Mental note: Don't cheat on Rihanna.


"So go on and let the rain pour / I'll be all you need and more," is a line from which of these Rihanna hits?

It stands to reason if it's raining, you might need an "Umbrella," Rihanna-style. Released in early 2007, originally the song was co-written by Jay-Z for another popular songstress, Britney Spears.


"Find light in the beautiful sea / I choose to be happy," is a line from this song that made it to No. 1 in more than 20 countries. What song is it?

You know you've heard it: "Shine bright like a diamond." "Diamonds" was a smash hit for Rihanna that topped the charts in more than 20 countries around the world, still earning airtime on U.S. radio stations.


"All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs." Rihanna sings these words in which of these tunes?

Rihanna's "Pour It Up" is an ode to those of us who have stacks of money and isn't afraid to make it rain. Of course, Rihanna is singing about strip clubs and shots of Patron in this song, too.


"Tonight / I'ma let you be the captain" comes from which of these Rihanna hits?

Rihanna has been no stranger to suggestive song lyrics over the course of her career, and "Rude Boy" is in keeping with that theme. Later, she sings, "Tonight / I'ma let you do your thing, yeah."


Rihanna accused someone of "Ballin' bigger than LeBron" in this 2015 trap song. What is its name?

We "bleeped" the bad word in "B**** Better Have My Money," but use your imagination, would you? This song, released in 2015, got its start with freestyle lyrics that ended up sticking.


What song are these lyrics from: "And I can't stand you / Must everything you do make me wanna smile?"

"Hate That I Love You" was part of Rihanna's third album, "Good Girl Gone Bad." This song featured R&B singer Ne-Yo, who is also credited with co-authoring it. Rihanna later released a Spanish version of the tune.


A lot of this song's lyrics are hard to follow, but "You know I dealt with you the nicest" is a clear one. What song is it from?

"Me nuh care if him / Hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting" is pretty clear when you're reading it, but when you're listening to "Work" on the radio, it passes so fast, it can be hard to tell what Rihanna's singing. This song featured Drake and was released with her 2016 album.


Which song features these lyrics, "'Cause it seems that wrong / Really loves my company?"

"Unfaithful," released by Rihanna in 2006, appears to be about a woman (Rihanna? Not Rihanna?) who is regretful for cheating on her lover. The chorus sings, "And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful / And it kills him inside."


"All along it was a fever / A cold sweat hot-headed believer." RiRi isn't talking about the flu, but singing which song?

The song, "Stay," which features guest singer Mikky Ekko, was released on Rihanna's 2012 album "Unapologetic." The song is a slower ballad that has Rihanna trying to resist the pull of a lover, singing, "I want you to stay."


The song that features, "Yellow diamonds in the light / And we're standing side by side," was a smashing success. Which song are we referencing?

Rihanna's "We Found Love," a collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris, was pretty successful. So successful, in fact, it ranks among the top 25 most-successful singles in the United States ... ever.


"Didn't they tell you that I was a savage?" That's the question Rihanna poses in which of these tunes?

Rihanna cuts to the chase in "Needed Me," singing to a romantic interest who feels rejected. She also throws some NSFW expletives in there that we'll refrain from adding here. Yeah, she's a savage alright!


Watch out, Eagles! In which song is Rihanna, "sitting in an old Monte Carlo?"

Rihanna is not the only singer to release a song called "Desperado." The Eagles did it back in 1973. RiRi's version, released in 2016, was part of her "Anti" album, and goes on to say, "Gotta get up out of here and / You ain't leaving me behind."


"Oh, and baby I'm fist fighting with fire / Just to get close to you," is a line from which of these Rihanna songs?

"Love on the Brain" was a 2016 release as part of Rihanna's "Anti" album, her eighth. Most people believe the song, which deals with issues of violence and anger in a relationship, may have been about Rihanna's tumultuous time with Chris Brown.


"You're in the city of wonder / Ain't gonna play nice," are lines from which of these hits?

Co-written by Rihanna's former flame, Chris Brown, "Disturbia" was included on a re-release of Rihanna's 2007 album, "Good Girl Gone Bad." It marked RiRi's third No. 1 hit from that album.


Rihanna sings, "We're ten thousand miles apart," in which of these?

She's speaking figuratively, of course, unless that "California King Bed" is considerably larger than we're imagining. "California King Bed" was a part of Rihanna's 2010 album "Loud."


"I swear I wish somebody would dare me," comes from a collab RiRi did with Kanye and a former Beatle. What song is it?

"FourFiveSeconds" paired Rihanna with Kanye and former Beatle Paul McCartney. The trio performed the song for the first time, live and together, at the Grammy Awards in 2015. The song itself has an acoustic sound with a soulful vibe.


"What are you willing to do? / Oh, tell me what you're willing to do" is Rihanna's plea from one of these recordings. Which is it?

The Grammy-nominated "Kiss It Better" is from Rihanna's "Anti" album in 2016. The song deals with issues of a former lover and the desire to rekindle a romance that might not be the best relationship. Hey, we've been there.


"I gotta get my body moving, shake the stress away," sounds like a good anthem for a Monday. What song is it from?

"Don't Stop the Music" is a dance track that Rihanna released in 2007 as part of her "Good Girl Gone Bad" album. The late "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, earned a songwriting credit on the tune, for the inclusion of part of the song, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."


Rihanna has her own way of saying goodbye with these lyrics, "Go on, begone, bye-bye, so long," from which song?

Rihanna is telling a lover that they are fading away in the song "Fading." She also sings, "Things just ain't the same / And I'm ready for change," and, "I opened up my eyes, and I finally realized / Today, today, it's too late."


RiRi issues this warning in which song: "You better learn how to treat us right?"

This line is one from the chorus of "Good Girl Gone Bad," off an album of the same name released in 2007. The chorus continues, "'Cause once a good girl goes bad, we done forever." Consider yourself warned!


"My love is your love, your love is my love, love, love" just in case there were any questions. Which song is it from?

"You da One" came from Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" album in 2011 and was a favorite of many for its Caribbean influence. The song continues, "You the one that I dream about all day / You the one that I think about always." Aww.


"Then I'ma make you swallow your pride" is a line delivered by Rihanna in which of these songs?

"Want you to make me feel / Like I'm the only girl in the world." Excuse us while we sing along to this perfect radio hit, "Only Girl (In The World)," by Rihanna. Released in 2010, people loved the positive vibe of the tune.


"Feels so good being bad," according to Rihanna in this super sexy 2011 title. What is it?

The song, "S&M," was the fourth single from Rihanna's album, "Loud," released in 2010. You can probably guess from its title what the topic of the song is all about and the reason Rihanna croons, "Feels so good being bad."


Rihanna tells someone, "You got me stressing, incessantly pressing the issue," in which of these songs?

Rihanna sends out a vocal "SOS" with this song, including lyrics like, "I'm obsessive when just one thought of you comes up / And I'm aggressive just one thought of closing up," followed by the lyrics featured in the question.


"Where them girls talking trash? Where they at? Where they at? Where they at?" Can you identify which song these questioning lyrics are from?

Rihanna's "Hard," written by the rapper Jeezy, became a "Billboard Hot 100" top ten hit, helping Rihanna match Beyoncé's record for most top ten hits in the U.S. by female recording artists in the 21st century.


"Might be mad in the morning / But you know we goin' hard tonight," could be your weekend motto or it could be from a Rihanna song. Which tune is it?

"Cheers (Drink to That)" obviously has a party-like vibe just from its title, but then you get into it and find, "Oh, let the Jameson sink in" and "Turn it around with another round" and you know it's going to be quite a night.


Rihanna says she was his "Marilyn Monroe" with these lyrics, "Red lipstick, rose petals, heartbreak." Which song is it?

"Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary" is actually two songs in one, released by Rihanna as part of her 2012 album. The first part of the song is all about love, while the second part deals with something the singer regrets. (But, what?)


What song features these words: "You got the something / That keeps me so off balance?"

"What's my name?" No, really, that's the name of the song, which was featured on 2010's "Loud." Rihanna teams up again with Drake for this number, with him contributing vocals throughout.


Girl, same. What song has Rihanna singing "Let me tell you something / Never, have I ever / Been a size ten in my whole life?"

We're not exactly sure what this phrase has to do with a song by the name, "Stupid in Love," but we're here for it. Who cares what size you are anyway? The chorus has the songstress singing, "This is stupid, I'm not stupid / Don't talk to me like I'm stupid."


You may not want to play with Rihanna, with lyrics like these: "I pitch with a grenade / Swing away if you're feeling brave." What song is it from?

"Wait Your Turn" was a 2009 tune from the singer's "Rated R" album. While it had some success in the United Kingdom, it failed to achieve the commercial success of many of Rihanna's other hits.


This Grammy-nominated song states, "I'm flying out to Pisa, just to get some pizza." Which one of these are we referencing?

Who doesn't fly to Pisa just to get pizza? Gosh. Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" was Grammy nominated in 2013, after its 2012 release. The lyrics also say that she's flying to Jamaica just to roll some ... well, you can probably guess.


Which of these tunes includes the lyrics, "Whatever it is, it feels like it's laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided mirror?"

The song, "What Now," was featured on Rihanna's "Unapologetic" album, released in 2012. The accompanying video for the song shows Rihanna going through an emotional breakdown of sorts. Deep stuff!


This song opens with these words, "I came fluttering in from Neverland." What is the name of the song?

Perhaps one of Rihanna's lesser-known hits, "Consideration" was a part of 2016's, "Anti." The song was originally intended to be included on the album of a fellow musician and song co-writer, SZA.


"I got a house, but I need new furniture," isn't a commercial for a furniture store, but a line from one of these songs. Which one?

"I got a house, but I need new furniture," is the opening line from the song, "Lemme Get That." Rihanna follows it up with this lyric, "Why spend mine when I could spend yours?" Hey, it's a valid point.


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