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Only Girl (In the World)
Rihanna-only-girl-in-the-world
Cover of "Only Girl (In the World)"
Genre Europop, dance-pop
Released September 10, 2010
Album Loud
Recorded 2010; Roc the Mic Studios (New York City), Westlake Recording Studios (Los Angeles), The Bunker Studios (Paris)
Length 3:55
Label Def Jam
Producer Stargate, Sandy Vee
Rihanna's Singles Chronology
Left
Love the Way You Lie
What's My Name?
Right

"Only Girl (In the World)" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). The song was released as the album's lead single on September 10, 2010 through The Island Def Jam Music Group. It was written by Crystal Johnson, Norwegian production duo Stargate and Sandy Vee, and produced by Stargate and Vee. Musically, "Only Girl" is an up-tempo dance-pop song which incorporates elements of Europop. The song became the first to be completed for the album, with Rihanna choosing it for inclusion before she had recorded it.

"Only Girl" was well received by music critics, complimenting its beat, as well as the direction of moving away from the darker themes which were present on Rated R (2009). "Only Girl" debuted at number seventy-five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number one in its eleventh week, giving Rihanna her ninth number one single on the chart, as well as peaking at number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs and Pop Songs charts. The song reached number one in other countries, which included Australia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Norway and the United Kingdom. It also attained top-five positions in the Czech Republic, France and Germany.

The song's accompanying music video was directed by Anthony Mandler and filmed outside of Los Angeles. The video uses the simplistic theme of predominantly focusing on Rihanna frolicking on a hillside with life size flowers placed near her with an array of artistic sceneries and props. The song was performed for the first time on Saturday Night Live. The song was also performed on series seven of The X Factor in the United Kingdom and at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles as part of a medley with "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" and "What's My Name?". The song won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011.

Music videoEdit

Main article: Only Girl (In the World) (music video)

LyricsEdit

La la la la
La la la la
La la la la (yeah)
La la la la
I want you to love me,
Like I'm a hot ride (uh yeah)
Keep thinkin' of me (uh)
Doin' what you like
So boy forget about the world
'Cause it's gon' be me and you tonight (yeah)
I wanna make your beg for it,
Then Imma make you swallow your pride
Want you to make me feel
Like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that's in command
'Cause I'm the only one who understands
How to make you feel like a man
Yeah,
Want you to make me feel
Like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only one
Want you to take it
Like a thief in the night
Hold me like a pillow,
Make me feel right
Baby I'll tell you all my secrets
That I'm keepin', you can come inside (yeah)
And when you enter, you ain't leavin',
Be my prisoner for the night, oh
Want you to make me feel
Like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that's in command
'Cause I'm the only one who understands
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only one
Take me for a ride, ride
Oh baby, take me high, high
Let me make you rise, rise
Oh make it last all night, night
Take me for a ride, ride
Oh baby, take me high, high
Let me make you rise, rise
Make it last all night
Want you to make me feel
Like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that's in command
'Cause I'm the only one who understands
How to make you feel like a man
Only girl in the world
Girl in the world
Only girl in the world
Girl in the world

ChartsEdit

Australia (ARIA)[29] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[81] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[82] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[83] 1
Brazil (Billboard Hot 100)[84] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[27] 1
Czech Republic (IFPI)[85] 4
Denmark (Tracklisten)[86] 2
European Hot 100 Singles[87] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[88] 2
France (SNEP)[89] 2
Germany (Media Control AG)[90] 2
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[91] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[92] 1
Israel (Media Forest)[93] 1
Italy (FIMI)[94] 1
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[95] 8
Luxembourg (Billboard)[96] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[97] 2
New Zealand (RIANZ)[98] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[99] 1
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 5)[100] 1
Poland (Dance Top 50)[101] 1
Portugal (Billboard)[102] 1
Romania (Romanian Radio Top 100)[103] 7
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[104] 1
Slovakia (IFPI)[105] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[106] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[107] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[108] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[35] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[109] 1
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[110] 11
US Latin Tropical Airplay (Billboard)[111] 18
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[112] 1
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[113] 1

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