Rihanna’s Official Top 40 biggest songs ever

As the world awaits new music, we reveal Rihanna's 40 biggest tracks of all time on the Official Chart

Look, we totally get that Rihanna's busy with her baby boy, business ventures and that upcoming baseball game, but we're absolutely gagging for some new music.

Well now, with RiRi announcing her NFL Super Bowl halftime show slot and rumours swirling of a Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack song or two, it seems we might be in luck.

As we keep everything crossed for our first, proper Rihanna music since 2016 album ANTI, we thought it was about time we gave you an update on her Official Top 40 biggest songs in the UK so far.

MORE: See Rihanna's full Official Charts history

From 2005 debut Pon De Replay to collaborations with the likes of Eminem, Calvin Harris, David Guetta and actual Paul McCartney, it's a discography that cements RiRi as one of the 21st century's most influential artists.

Before we get to the full list, let's delve into the Top 5, shall we?

5. Diamonds

Released: 2012

Official Singles Chart peak: 1

Total UK chart units: 1.94 million

The first track lifted from her 2012 LP Unapologetic, Sia-penned single Diamonds has shifted total UK chart units of 1.94 million to date; including 1.1 million downloads and 103 million streams.

4. Work (Rihanna featuring Drake)

Released: 2016

Official Singles Chart peak: 2

Total UK chart units: 1.95 million

The lead single from her eighth studio album ANTI, Drake duet Work comes in at Number 4 on RiRi's all-time list. The track, which peaked at Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart behind Lukas Graham's 7 Years, boasts total UK streams of 178 million and counting.

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3. This Is What You Came For (Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna)

Released: 2016

Official Singles Chart peak: 2

Total UK chart units: 2.2 million

Rihanna's feature on 2016 Calvin Harris track This Is What You Came For (famously including a writing credit from Taylor Swift - initially under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg), is her third-biggest track in the UK so far. It's also worth nothing that the collab is Rihanna's most-streamed song to date. Since its release, the song's accumulated a total of 200 million streams across audio and video platforms.

2. We Found Love (Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris)

Released: 2011

Official Singles Chart peak: 1

Total UK chart units: 2.4 million

RiRi's second Calvin team-up to make her all-time Top 5, lead Talk That Talk single We Found Love slips one place on this place since our last update. A true product of the early 2010s, though, We Found Love remains Rihanna's most-downloaded single. The track boasts a total of 1.4 million downloads in the UK to date.

1. Love The Way You Lie (Eminem featuring Rihanna)

Released: 2010

Official Singles Chart peak: 2

Total UK chart units: 2.6 million

Reigning atop the list of Rihanna's Official biggest songs in the UK is Eminem feature Love The Way You Lie. Lifted from the Detroit rapper's 2010 album Recovery, the song has racked up combined streams of 181 million since its release; with its total chart units standing at 2.6 million to date.

Rihanna's Official Top 40 biggest songs:

POS TITLE ARTIST CHART PEAK
1 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA 2
2 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS 1
3 THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR CALVIN HARRIS FT RIHANNA 2
4 WORK RIHANNA FT DRAKE 2
5 DIAMONDS RIHANNA 1
6 UMBRELLA RIHANNA FT JAY-Z 1
7 WILD THOUGHTS DJ KHALED FT RIHANNA/TILLER 1
8 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA 1
9 FOURFIVE SECONDS RIHANNA/KANYE WEST/MCCARTNEY 3
10 TOO GOOD DRAKE FT RIHANNA 3
11 STAY RIHANNA FT MIKKY EKKO 4
12 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA 1
13 S&M RIHANNA 3
14 TAKE CARE DRAKE FT RIHANNA 9
15 WHAT'S MY NAME RIHANNA FT DRAKE 1
16 RUDE BOY RIHANNA 2
17 ALL OF THE LIGHTS KANYE WEST FT RIHANNA 15
18 TAKE A BOW RIHANNA 1
19 NEEDED ME RIHANNA 38
20 DON'T STOP THE MUSIC RIHANNA 4
21 DISTURBIA RIHANNA 3
22 PRINCESS OF CHINA COLDPLAY & RIHANNA 4
23 LIVE YOUR LIFE TI FT RIHANNA 2
24 PON DE REPLAY RIHANNA 2
25 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN RIHANNA 6
26 RUN THIS TOWN JAY-Z FT RIHANNA & KANYE WEST 1
27 WHO'S THAT CHICK DAVID GUETTA FT RIHANNA 6
28 UNFAITHFUL RIHANNA 2
29 BITCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY RIHANNA 27
30 LOVE ON THE BRAIN RIHANNA 124
31 RUSSIAN ROULETTE RIHANNA 2
32 SOS RIHANNA 2
33 CALIFORNIA KING BED RIHANNA 8
34 SHUT UP AND DRIVE RIHANNA 5
35 HATE THAT I LOVE YOU RIHANNA FT NE-YO 15
36 KISS IT BETTER RIHANNA 46
37 TE AMO RIHANNA 14
38 BELIEVE IT PARTYNEXTDOOR & RIHANNA 12
39 MAN DOWN RIHANNA 54
40 CAN'T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU SHAKIRA FT RIHANNA 11

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