Which Of Rihanna’s 10 #1 Singles Is Your Favorite?

Who knew that when Rihanna scored her first Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single with “SOS” back in 2006, she’d be achieving her 10th #1 in just under five years? (Check out her music video style evolution!)  Ri Ri’s “S&M” had been stuck at #2 for a few weeks, but with Britney Spears’ vocals added to a new remix of the chains-and-whips-wielding dance-pop anthem, it finally inched up to the top on the new chart published today.

Billboard notes that Rihanna has now achieved the shortest span between a solo artist’s first and 10th #1 singles in the Hot 100′s 52-year history. (She did so in four years, 11 months and two weeks.) She’s also the youngest artist (23) to rack up 10 #1s.

Like her pal Katy Perry, whose “E.T.” she just got bumped off the top of the chart, Rihanna has the honor of all of her released singles from her latest album reach #1 on the Hot 100.

And as for Britney, “S&M” not only marks the Femme Fatale songstress’ fifth chart-topping single on her dance card, but also her second one this year (following “Hold It Against Me”).

We’ve listed all of Rihanna’s chart-topping singles below. Let us know which is your favorite!

1. “SOS” (2006)
2. “Umbrella” (2007)
3. “Take A Bow” (2008)
4. “Disturbia” (2008)
5. “Live Your Life” (2008)
6. “Rude Boy” (2010)
7. “Love The Way You Lie” (2010)
8. “What’s My Name” (2010)
9. “Only Girl (In The World)” (2010)
10. “S&M” (2011)

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  • Robbie Daw

    Torn between “Take A Bow” and “What’s My Name.” Coin toss says “What’s My Name.”



  • leena

    Rudeboy all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

  • David

    S&M all the way baby. =)

  • http://www.vertigoshtick.com vertigoshtick

    Rude Boy. It’s the only one of the ten that pushed any boundaries or gave us anything off the beaten path of pop hits – the only one that hit the top that wasn’t simply designed/crafted to be a #1.

  • ousha

    “take a bow”

  • Becky Bain

    These are some really good songs! It’s honestly hard to choose. Torn between “Rude Boy” and “Only Girl In The World”, myself. Although “Umbrella”…. hmm.

    • http://www.vertigoshtick.com vertigoshtick

      Those really are the best three! Becky has such good taste. :)

      • Becky Bain

        She sure does! ;)

        • Robbie Daw

          And she’s so modest, too ;)

  • bee

    i cant even choose! I love them all! hahaha

  • Garrett

    Rude boy is spunky and fun!
    All of them are really great record, but she is at her best when she is having fun (Only Girl, S&M, Rude Boy). Love the Way You Lie sounds so forced.

  • Jessa

    SOS, then S&M then Umbrella

  • Lala

    Disturbia > S&M > Rude Boy > What’s My Name > Umbrella > Only Girl >Take A Bow > SOS > Love the Way you Lie > Live Your Life…. they’re actually ALL good songs.

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  • Rosemary

    Love the way you lie sounded forced to me too. my fave is Hmmm Umbrella or Disturbia……. all of them actually are fantastic songs I love Rude Boy..-too

  • L.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Rihanna, but I don’t think it counts as her number one when she just sings the chorus on a single from someone else’s album. I mean, I know it technically counts, but the other singers that have achieved 10 number ones? They weren’t featured. They were the star. I doubt Rihanna will go down in history as anyone too notable.

    And Rudeboy. Damn, that video was rad.

  • alice

    i loove What’s My Name and Rude Boy because they both give a little idea of Rihanna’s island girl background (with the steel drums in WMN and the carribean sound of Rude Boy). these are the sounds which make me love rihanna’s music and make her unique from Beyonce and other pop artists.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dede-Khoo/100002312401658 Dede Khoo

    Take a Bow. How come “Please don’t stop the music” didn’t make it #1. Luv the song!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Choi/100001132189269 Carol Choi

    Umbrella WILL ALWAYS be my favorite song by her! =)
    but honestly…if i didnt have to choose, I LOVE ALL OF THEM!
    but the most recent song i like by her this year is WHATS MY NAME!! ♥