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You da One
You Da One
Genre Pop, reggae fusion
Released November 14, 2011
Album Talk That Talk
Length 3:20
Label Def Jam
Rihanna's Singles Chronology
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We Found Love
Talk That Talk
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"You da One" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). The song was written by Ester Dean, Dr. Luke, Rihanna, John Hill and Cirkut, while production of the song was handled by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The song was released as the second single from the album and premiered on November 11, 2011, being released three days later on November 14. The track is a mid-tempo, pop and electropop song, with additional elements of dancehall and reggae genres. The simplistic lyrics speak of Rihanna in a comfortable and happy relationship with her boyfriend, with the singer explaining that he is the only person she feels she needs in her life.

"You da One" was met with a positive reception from music critics, who praised the reggae and dancehall composition, and compared the song to Rihanna's previous singles, "What's My Name?" (2010) "Man Down" (2011), which also embody the same Caribbean vibes and composition. The single was a moderate success, reaching the top twenty on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. It also peaked within the top twenty in Canada, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Slovakia and Sweden; and managed top ten positions in New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. The song's performance was thought to be overshadowed by its predecessor, "We Found Love"'s prolonged chart success.

The song's accompanying music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, portrays a photo shoot and also shows some of the song's lyrics stamped across the screen and on Rihanna's body while she performs to the camera.

Music videoEdit

Main article: You da One (music video)

LyricsEdit

You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one so I make sure I behave
My love is your love, your love is my love

Baby I love you, I need you here
With me all the time
Baby we meant to be, you got me
Smiling all the time

You know how to give me that
You know how to pull me back
When I go running, running,
Try'na get away from loving, yah

You know how to love me hard
I won't lie I'm falling hard
Yup, I'm falling for you
But there's nothing wrong with that

You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one so I make sure I behave
My love is your love, your love is my love

You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one so I make sure I behave
My love is your love, your love is mine

Baby come take me now
Hold me now make me come alive
You got the sweetest touch
I'm so happy you came in my life

You know how to give me that
You know how to pull me back
When I go running, running,
Try'na get away from loving, yah

You know how to love me hard
I won't lie I'm falling hard
Yup, I'm falling for you
But there's nothing wrong with that

You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one so I make sure I behave
My love is your love, your love is my love

You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one so I make sure I behave
My love is your love, your love is mine

Yes I'm kinda crazy
That's what happens baby
When you put it down you shouldn't'a
Give it to me good like that
Shouldn't'a hit it like that
Had me yelling like that
Didn't know you'd would'a had me coming back

You da one that I'm feeling
You da one that I'm loving
Ain't no other niggas like you
No there's just one, one, one, one,one,one,
No baby just one, one,one,one
I bet you wanna know

You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one so I make sure I behave
My love is your love, your love is my love

You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one so I make sure I behave
My love is your love, your love is mine

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