Top 10 Rihanna Videos
Our first Rihanna video makes the list because it features the R&B star playing rock icon Slash. The Guns N' Roses guitarist plays on 'Rockstar 101,' but doesn't show up in the video, so Rihanna does her best impersonation. Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker makes an appearance in the video as part of Rihanna's rock band.
Rihanna's video for 'Russian Roulette is a spy-thriller. It features Rihanna in a room where strange men are trying to get information from her, the same room where Rihanna remembers sitting at a table with her love interest. The video also shows an underwater scene where she is being "shot" and an ending of the video where her love interest is shot and killed. Rihanna called the song "poetry" and not literal.
'SOS' spawned three Rihanna music videos; one for an Agent Provocateur promo, another for Nike, and this official video. In this top Rihanna video, she tells a love interest she's going to call for help due to the trauma caused by their relationship. Rihanna uses a cell phone that displays the cover for Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love,' the song sampled in 'SOS.'
This makes the top Rihanna video list and it's easy to see why. While showing a "tough" Rihanna in war paint and spiked shoulder pads and imagery of tanks and military warfare, 'Hard' featuring Young Jeezy (who's also in the video), shows Rihanna throughout the video wearing an open green fatigue shirt with a nude body suit and electrical tape over her nipples.
This video pits Rihanna in an implied love triangle. While at a restaurant with her boyfriend, another man slyly gives her a note. The video then plays out in a dreamlike state with Rihanna cheating, before it ultimately returns to reality and her leaving the restaurant with her boyfriend.
'Rude Boy' (Live at AOL Sessions)
The concept of this top Rihanna video, more specifically, the silver paint she sports to look like a Greek statue, is the work of director Chris Applebaum. Applebaum was worried Rihanna wouldn't embrace the idea, but her "positive response" following a letter the director sent to the artist ensured its approval.
'Run This Town'
One thing Rihanna is well-known for is her guest spots, and 'Run This Town' by Jay-Z and also featuring Kanye West is definitely a top Rihanna video moment. Filmed on Aug. 6, 2009, at Fort Totten Park in New York City, this apocalyptic-themed video reaches a high Rihanna point when she dramatically rips a bandana from her face and starts singing while explosions are going off around her.
The official 'Rude Boy' video is a no-brainer for a top Rihanna video list. Unlike many of her videos, this clip for one of her most popular songs is lighthearted and includes Rihanna doing various '90s dancehall moves like the Bogle, the butterfly, and the tatti.
'Don't Stop the Music'
The top Rihanna video on our list is also the most watched Rihanna video on YouTube. There's also a theme to her most popular videos -- they're the fun ones. The video for 'Don't Stop the Music' shows Rihanna and two of her friends sneaking into the back of a candy store where there is a secret club. The rest of the video pretty much just shows Rihanna and her friends dancing in the club.