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She's had more hit singles than we can count, but what about some of the forgotten tracks off her five studio albums that had the potential to hit the number one spot? We take a look at 10 Rihanna songs that could have, and should have, been really successful singles.
Taken from Rihanna's double Grammy nominated album 'ANTI', the song was recorded in the early morning hours and has been described by Ri as "a drunk voice mail". The emotional ballad was written in part by Bibi Bourelly, who also crafted 'B*tch Better Have My Money'.
Rihanna kicks off 'ANTI' with the attitude-driven 'Consideration', which went on to peak at 18 on the UK R&B charts. It features a guest vocal from Neo-soul singer SZA, and sees Rihanna fully steering away from urban pop in favour of slick Hip-Hop influenced R&B.
This uptempo island-tinged jam is the perfect ode to Rihanna’s Caribbean roots. An underrated standout from 'Unapologetic', this unusually drum-free track gives off some serious Reggae vibes, and is a favourite among many of the RihNavy.
Written partly by Rihanna, the song received positive views for its deep meaning upon the release of Rih's 2012 album 'Unapologetic.' The song debuted at number 113 on the UK Singles Chart due to strong digital downloads and served as the opening song on Rihanna's Diamond World Tour.
Possibly the most well-known, never released Rihanna song is 'Cockiness (Love It).' Rihanna breaks her usual mould in the catchy - and sexual - dancehall and dub step track with drums and horns making up the instrumental. Although the song wasn't released, it debuted on multiple world charts with the release of the album.
Rih's just as good at a slow heartfelt song as she is at the club-ready hits ('Stay' must be one of her best?) Her slow-tempo collaboration with Will.I.Am on 'Photographs' off her 2009 'Rated R' album hears her sing about all she has left from a relationship.
Rih's catchy song 'Fading' has all the ingredients of a top 10 hit but was left as an album track as songs such as 'Love The Way You Lie, 'Only Girl (In The World),' and 'Cheers (Drink To That)' were released in favour.
Rihannas closes out her 'Good Girl Gone Bad' album with 'Cry.' In keeping with the theme of the album the song hears Rihanna sing about having a broken heart, but refusing to cry. If you've not heard it, we recommend checking it out.
Only two songs were released off of Rihanna's debut album 'Music Of The Sun,' so there were loads of left over tracks that had huge potential. 'That La La La' sounds like it could have been released off her most recent album it's so fresh.
One of her darker songs, G4L hears Rihanna sing about having a friend's back; "I'm ready to roll/ Girl I'm with you/ If they get you they get me." The song has a strong message with a chilled vibe, and sounds like it could have been released (and been a hit) just yesterday.
'Cold Case Love' has everything a catchy pop/ r&b slow jam needs. Rihanna sings "We opened up a cold case love and it got the best of us," in keeping with one of the album's theme of missing an ex.
With Ne-Yo and Riddick on production 'Question Existing' off Rih's Good Girl Gone Bad album was always going to be big. It has a radio-feel with its mellow tempo and heavy beat as Rih's sings questions existence, singing: "Who am I living for?"
Lets face it 'Good Gone Gone Bad' did what it said on the tin as Rih's songs went from 'good girl' to 'bad girl.' But the seventh track on the album, 'Say It,' has the innocent-pop feel of Rihanna's 2005 debut album 'Music Of The Sun.' Catchy, light-hearted and loved-up - it's a fresh tune.