The Meaning Behind Rihanna’s Hit Songs

Rihanna is undoubtedly one of the most iconic figures in contemporary pop these days. Her voice and music are unique and her songs always come with a catchy part that becomes an earworm. This R&B singer is also known for exploring other genres such as reggae, hip-hop, and dance music. And whenever she releases her new album, people form an instant connection and get intrigued by her music videos. Most of her songs are based on love but there are some fan theories on hidden meanings. So today, on Rih Rih’s birthday, let’s go through some of her popular songs and understand what the lyrics actually mean.

Work
When this video hit the internet, no one could stop talking about it. People were obsessed with the catchy tune and were trying to figure what exactly Rihanna meant. When you break down the lyrics, you notice that Rihanna and Drake are presenting two perspectives of lovers. There’s one who is extremely vulnerable when it comes to love, and then there’s the other person who is in love but wants to take it slow after his partner has dealt with her vices and baggage.Work
Stay
This is definitely one of the most emotional songs sung by Rihanna. Many couples who are in a complicated relationship will be able to relate to this song. It’s about how two emotionally broken people who are in love with each other but are fighting for ways to help each other heal emotionally. It's just that their attempts to be together are somehow dragging them further down instead.

Stay
Diamonds
Did you know that this beautiful song was written by Sia? And Rihanna just made it shine with her amazing voice. Many have debated that the lyrics of this song are Satanic and have tried to find Biblical connections to prove it’s about Lucifer. Some have also said that it’s about Chris Brown. But when you look at the video and try to connect the lyrics, it feels that it’s another breakup song that is in a way motivating a heartbroken lover to get out of the rut and do something to redeem themselves.
Diamonds
Desperado
This song is from her album Anti, which was released in 2016. The word 'desperado' in Spanish means desperate. It is also referred to an outlaw. Through this song, maybe Rihanna is referring to her lover who might be an outlaw or someone who is a misfit. She is just trying to tell him that she is still in love with him and is willing to run away from rest of the world with him.
Desperado
Kiss it Better
This is an intoxicating song that talks about how addictive love can be. According to the lyrics, Rihanna is trying to win her love back even when things are not going well. She is looking for ways to make things better because she is so addicted to that passionate feeling.

Kiss it Better
Which one is your favorite song? If know about any other fan theory, don't forget to comment below to let us know. Meanwhile, happy birthday, Rihanna. "Shine bright like a diamond"!

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