Man Down
Man Down
Cover of "Man Down"
Genre Reggae fusion, dancehall, R&B
Released May 3, 2011
Album Loud
Recorded 2010 The Village, (Los Angeles, California); Westlake Recording Studios, (Los Angeles, California)
Length 4:27
Label Def Jam
Producer Shama "Sak Pase" Joseph
Rihanna's Singles Chronology
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"Man Down" is a song performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). The song was sent to US rhythmic and urban radios on May 3, 2011 and was released as the album's sixth single in the United States as well as in certain countries internationally on July 11, 2011. The song was written by Shama "Sak Pase" Joseph, Timothy & Theron Thomas, and Shontelle Layne, with production completed by Joseph.

"Man Down" received positive reviews from music critics, with many calling it a comeback of Rihanna's Caribbean-tinged rhythm. In the US, despite only being released to rhythmic and urban radios, the song peaked at number 59 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In France, the song went number one, whilst reaching the top twenty in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and on the UK R&B Chart. The music video, directed by long time collaborator Anthony Mandler, sees Rihanna shooting a man after being attacked, singing how she regrets her actions. Due to the violent nature of the video, The Parents Television Council criticized the singer and attempted to ban the video with no success. "Man Down" is included on the set-list of Rihanna's 2011 Loud Tour.

Music videoEdit

Main article: Man Down (music video)


Chart (2011) Peak


Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[51] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[52] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[53] 63
Czech Republic (IFPI)[54] 19
France (SNEP)[55] 1
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[56] 11
Iceland (Lagalistinn)[57] 25
Italy (FIMI)[58] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[59] 3
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[60] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[61] 17
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 5)[62] 4
Poland (Dance Top 50)[63] 31
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[37] 5
South Korea (Gaon Chart)[64] 54
Slovakia (IFPI)[65] 37
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[66] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[67] 9
Switzerland (Romandie)[68] 1
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[69] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[70] 54
US BillboardHot 100[71] 59
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[72] 9

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