Album: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008)
Charted: 3 1


  • This dance/pop track about being in a state of mental anguish was co-written by Rihanna's boyfriend at the time Chris Brown, who also contributed backing vocals. The other co-writers were Andre Merritt and Robert Allen who together with Brown comprise his songwriting team, the Graffiti Artists. The trio also penned Brown's hit "Forever."
  • This was produced by Brian Kennedy who has also worked with Ciara ("My Love"), Jesse McCartney ("Runnin'") and Menudo ("Inside Out").
  • The video for this song was directed by acclaimed fashion photographer David LaChapelle. Among the other videos he has directed include "Dirrty," "I'm With You" and "The Voice Within" all by Christina Aguilera.
  • This entered the Hot 100 at #18, the first single by the Barbadian singer to debut in the top half of the chart.
  • This dance-pop song was Rihanna's fourth #1 hit on the Hot 100. It also topped the singles charts in a number of other countries, including Belgium, New Zealand and Turkey.
  • L.A. Reid - the head of Rihanna's record company Def Jam, told MTV News that with this song, the Barbadian singer was taking control of her career. He explained that when Def Jam repackaged Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad, the second single from the repackage was this song. Reid added: "It was the first time that Rihanna actually came to me and said, 'Here's the song I want to put out.' She played me the song. That was her taking control, even on her last album. She understands what hits are, and she knows what she wants to say. She's at that place where she can do it."

Comments: 12

  • Elizabeth from Anytownusa, Ili like this song but um........... i don't really seem to wanna hear it that much......... It is a once and a while thing for me. i guese i would sorta like it if they played it on the radio more like they did two years ago.
  • Illuminati Spam from Kentucky, KyWhat a waste of skin. Rihanna used to be semi proportional now she's one of them too.How dare her even use Michael Jackson beat on any of her song when she is a subliminal Dino. A shorter step for one man can be a large leap skip or throw for another man.Weak minded.
  • Azalea from Hot Springs, ArThis song really speaks to me because Im often in a disturbed mental state.
    **And Kitty, whoever you are, you need to keep your mouth shut. Rihanna isnt white or black. And if I had the choice on being American or not, I wouldnt be American. Americans are terrorists, and Id rather not be a part of that. So, learn the facts before you start hating people.**
  • Nicole from Syracuse, NyHere's another way to look at these lyrics and this video for all of those with an open mind. http://vigilantcitizen.com/?p=551

    Make sure you check out the one for Umbrella, too. The beginning of this "story"
  • Vivel from Killian, LaWhat the hell is your problem Kitty? I mean really, she is a singer from a foreign country--one that many would kill to visit, let alone live in--and you're just ripping her apart for being from a different country. YOU AREN'T EVEN A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES!! (And yes, i know, Canada is a part of NORTH America, but when you say 'America,' people think U.S. It's just how the world rolls. )
  • Daniel from Swansea, United Kingdomi downloaded the song, and by the one named title, i thought "ahh it must be rubbish"
    so anyway, i downloaded it, uploaded it onto my iPod
    happend to be listening to the whole album, and then i had the song on quietly cuz i was talkin to someone, then i heard it playing in the background, i was like "omg. whats this ??"
    turnned it up, and omg, it was on repeat all night, and it still my anthem of my life haha !!
  • Kitty from Montreal, Qc The video for this song is weird freakin cool but what's up with rihanna. she thinks she's so HOT when she's so NOT!! She's a wannabe white girl for someone from the island, Barbados. Don't try to be like us, you're not a real American but if it makes you feel better you are my favorite black singer!!
  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness!!, Bci LOVE this song!! :) i really do. when i first heard it i didnt like it at all, then it TOTALLY grew on me! i LOVE LOVE LOVE it now!!! :D :D
  • Christopher Manganar from Perth, Australiagreat song.
    can;t wait to see them chris brown and rihanna in concert.

    this song is about being trapped by the media and how celebrities are constantly under scrutiny for every thing they do.

    it makes sense when u watch the video clip.
  • Mileycyrusfan! from Fort Worth, Txo and no i didnt submit them jk! lol!
  • Mileycyrusfan! from Fort Worth, Txo and i submited the lyrics just to let u know
  • Mileycyrusfan! from Fort Worth, Txthis song is so cool
    the first time i listened to it i was like man thats a dam rockin song GO RIHANNA-DISTURBIA!!!!!
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