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Rihanna’s Talk That Talk, Track By Track

Rihanna’s talent is mind-blowing in her sixth album released this week. Each of her albums is so different, and that’s what keeps her audience loving her throughout all her moods. “Rated R” in 2009 focused on the dark side of love as she was recovering from her abusive relationship with Chris Brown, but this album “Talk That Talk” is all about demanding what she wants, whether it’s sex or love. 
 


1.You Da One
“You are the one so I make sure I behave.” – We miss the X-rated side of you Rihanna.

As a great start to her hit album that’s already #1 on iTunes Albums, this song is upbeat, but also has a hint of her Barbados background.  It repeats “You Da One” a million times within the song, and the lyrics are super easy to pick up, so people will probably be listening to it on the radio very soon.
           
2.Where Have You Been
“Where have you been? Cause I never see you out. Are you hiding from me, yeah?” – This could be the lyrics for a stalker song.

This is Rihanna asking for a guy to please her all night long. Probably not hard for her. It starts out slower and sad, but the dance beat takes over and it’s definitely meant for a club. It’s techno with no lyrics for almost half of the song. Definite Keg material.
           
3.We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
“We found love in a hopeless place.” – So that’s why The Keg plays it so much…

This song was released as a single weeks ago, so if you haven’t heard it, you must have been studying alone by yourself for the last month or something. Girls can be found singing the line “We found love in a hopeless place” anywhere on Sheridan and it’s one of possibly 5 songs that plays on repeat at The Keg right now.

4.Talk That Talk (feat. Jay-Z)
“Got the word, I move that D. Had it by a bladder, she like oh I gotta pee.” – This isn’t sexy Jay-Z. Good try though.

This is the most downloaded song on her album so far and it’s also what the album is named after. People love Jay-Z, especially since the next A-list celebrity is inside Beyonce right now. It’s more hip-hop than dance music, and Jay-Z’s rap is great. The song’s either about dirty talk or Rihanna loving Jay-Z being cocky as hell.

5. Cockiness (Love It)
“She may be the queen of hearts, but I’m gonna be the queen of your body parts.” – Do guys like this aggressiveness? She sounds sexy but kind of like a sex offender in this song.

This is the Rihanna we know who pushes the limit on all her songs. It starts out with “Suck my cockiness, lick my persuasion.” She’s just full of innuendos in this raunchy song. Did I mention “I love it when you eat it” is the chorus?

6. Birthday Cake
“I know you want it in the worst way, can’t wait to blow my candles out. He want that cake, cake, cake.” – This is at least ten times more creative than “Lollipop” by Lil’ Wayne.

So this is the new “Birthday Sex”? This is another sex song, and I have to admit they’re pretty hot. Rihanna makes it clear for the men out there that she’s going “to make you my bitch.” The only problem is that the song is 1:18 long.
 
7. We All Want Love
“We all want someone there to hold, we just want somebody. We all want to be somebody’s one and only. We all want to be warm when it’s cold.” – With the holiday season approaching a lot of us are probably feeling exactly the same way.

The deep side of Rihanna finally comes out. This is not a club hit by any means. Instead, it’s for all the girls wanting to find Mr. Right. The vulnerable side of Rihanna is unbelievably relatable.

8. Drunk on Love
“I wear my heart on my sleeve, always let love take the lead. I may be a little naïve…” – We feel you, girl.

At first, this song seems like it would be upbeat and about drinking. In fact, it has nothing to do with alcohol. It’s another song about feelings.

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9. Roc Me Out
“I’m so clean feeling so dirty. Come right now, you better hurry before you miss out, and I finish it off.” – Damn, that is incredibly explicit.

This song could either be about dirty grinding on the dance floor, but most likely it’s about sex once again. She says, “I’ve been a bad girl, daddy. Won’t you come get me?” It’s great for bringing the sex to a party.

10.Watch n’ Learn
“Just because I can’t kiss back doesn’t mean you can’t kiss that.”- Men are the new dogs every girl has to train. Thanks for helping us out, Rihanna!

Rihanna is all about telling a guy what she likes. I guess she trains boys into personal slaves of hers. “Watch n’ Learn” is all about dominating some guy for her pleasure alone.
                         
11.Farewell
“And I know that you’re going somewhere to make a better life. I hope that you find it on the first try.”
– I’m sure lots of collegiettes™ have been in this position before, especially before leaving for college.   

This is probably the saddest song on Rihanna’s new album. It’s incredibly mature about a couple splitting up because he’s figuring out his life somewhere else. Couples grow apart in many cases and Rihanna describes the feeling perfectly.

12.Red Lipstick
“Do you right here while the whole world’s watching.”
– Apparently, she’s down to have sex in public places as well.

Yet again, Rihanna shows the power women can and often do have over men. She makes it clear that when she’s in the mood, she wants her lipstick all over the guy of her choice.

13.Do Ya Thang
“See I know you like being round chicks, turn looking at hips and a little outfit. What can I say? That’s what I love about you babe.” – You love that he checks out other girls? That’s interesting…

This is a feel-good song about Rihanna loving a guy like a lover and a brother at the same time. It’s very happy, but more suitable for a car ride than a party.

14.Fool In Love
“You’ll see a monster. I see a smile. You say it’s danger, and I’m in denial.”
– Love really is blind until the relationship is over. Why do girls always fall for the bad boys?    

As an amazing ending to a hit CD, Rihanna gives one last deep love song about not being able to walk away from the one you love. It’s slow and heartwarming about the power love has over us all.

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