Only Girl (In The World)

Album: Loud (2010)
Charted: 1 1


  • This club banger is the lead single from Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud. It premiered on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on September 7, 2010.
  • Stargate produced the song. Rihanna has worked with the Norwegian producing team on earlier hits including "Don't Stop The Music," "Hate That I Love You" and "Rude Boy."
  • Lyrically the song finds Rihanna yearning for her man to keep her at the center of his attention. "I want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world," she sings.
  • This sold an impressive 126,000 copies in its UK debut week. However Rihanna had to settle for the #2 spot on the UK singles chart behind Cheryl Cole's Promise This after its first seven days on the tally. Excluding Christmas weeks from the reckoning, this was the highest sale by a #2 single since Westlife's version of "Uptown Girl" sold 195,000 copies in 2001 behind Hear'Say's "Pure and Simple." The following week the song climbed one place to knock Cheryl Cole off the top spot giving Rihanna her fourth UK #1 single.
  • Rihanna closed the October 30, 2010 episode of Saturday Night Live with a rendition of this song. The Bajan star dyed her hair a flaming red for the performance and was clad in a bright red dress.
  • This climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its 11th week on the chart, two weeks after Rihanna reigned on the listing with her faster moving second single, "What's My Name?." It was the first time in Hot 100 history that an album's debut single reached #1 after a chart-topping second release.
  • The song was Rihanna's fourth single to top the chart in 2010, making her the first ever female, and first artist overall since Usher in 2004, to reach #1 that many times in a single calendar year. Can you name her three other 2010 chart-toppers? They were:
    Rude Boy
    Love The Way You Lie
    And of course, What's My Name?.
  • Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen) wrote this with R&B songwriter Crystal Nicole and Sandy Vee, who co-produced Katy Perry's Firework." Rihanna loved the song immediately and so did Perry, who announced she wanted to sing it. "We knew just from those two reactions that we had something special, but obviously it was a Rihanna song first, so she got it," Hermansen told Entertainment Weekly. "It was the easiest process ever with that song because it was brief. Rihanna recorded the song and put it out super fast. I think the secret to that one is the statement it makes in the chorus. This is as close to a diva moment as you’ll get. It's modern in its sound, but it has that classic diva moment, where she's really belting and singing it out. You don't get a lot of those records."

    Eriksen added: "She killed it. And not to be too technical, but what makes the song a little bit different is the key change: The verse is in one key, and then it goes into a different key in the chorus. That's not a usual thing to do in dance music or pop music in general."

Comments: 4

  • Camila 295 from United StatesQueen Rihanna!
  • Matt from Dalton, PaDavid Guetta didn't produce this. Stargate did. However, David Guetta did produce a song in a similar vein to "Only Girl" on his 2011 album "Nothing But the Beat." The song was called "Night of Your Life" and was sung by Jennifer Hudson. In that song, Hudson sings lyrics that seem to resemble this one, saying to her lover that she was all the attention from her lover and if he gives all of that to her, she will do the same ("Love me/Baby, treat me right/Make it eternity and not only one night/If you love me till the end of time/Then I will promise you the night of your life").
  • Elizabeth from Anytown, Ilnot really....atleast i don't think so :-)
  • Melissalee from CanadaHey does this cool song feature David Guetta? hmm sounds like it ?
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