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Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 12:40 pm
by StevieFan13
http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and ... es-ranked/
If Pitchfork is getting into the "30+ artist song list" market, I'm all for it.

52. “Birthday Cake” [ft. Chris Brown]
51. “Sledgehammer”
50. “Talk That Talk” [ft. Jay Z]
49. “Redemption Song” (For Haiti Relief) [Live from Oprah]
48. “Wait Your Turn”
47. “Towards the Sun”
46. “Rockstar 101” [ft. Slash]
45. “Right Now” [ft. David Guetta]
44. “American Oxygen”
43. “Te Amo”
42. “What Now”
41. “California King Bed”
40. “Break It Off” [ft. Sean Paul]
39. “Nothing Is Promised” [w/ Mike WiLL Made-It]
38. “Unfaithful”
37. “Princess of China” [w/ Coldplay]
36. “Cheers (Drink to That)”
35. “Breakin’ Dishes”
34. “We Ride”
33. “Raining Men” [ft. Nicki Minaj]
32. “Hate That I Love You” [ft. Ne-Yo]
31. “If It’s Lovin’ That You Want”
30. “Rehab” [ft. Justin Timberlake]
29. “Disturbia”
28. “S&M”
27. “Where Have You Been”
26. “Russian Roulette”
25. “FourFiveSeconds” [w/ Kanye West and Paul McCartney]
24. “Shut Up and Drive”
23. “Hard” [ft. Jeezy]
22. “Sex With Me”
21. “Cockiness (Love It)” (Remix) [ft. A$AP Rocky]
20. “Man Down”
19. “SOS”
18. “Take a Bow”
17. “You Da One”
16. “Don't Stop the Music”
15. “What’s My Name” [ft. Drake]
14. “Pon De Replay”
13. “Love on the Brain”
12. “Stay”
11. “Loveeeeeee Song” [ft. Future]
10. “Only Girl (In the World)”
9. “Kiss It Better”
8. “Pour It Up”
7. “Diamonds”
6. “Needed Me”
5. “Rude Boy”
4. “Umbrella” [ft. Jay Z]
3. “Bitch Better Have My Money”
2. “We Found Love” [ft. Calvin Harris]
1. “Work” [ft. Drake]

No way is "Work" better than "Umbrella."

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:01 pm
by Sweepstakes Ron
How is it that "Disturbia" isn't even in the top half!?

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:17 pm
by Henrik
Many R&B and hip-hop artist lists lately.

Here's some artists/bands I would like the critics to cover:

The Cure
Tom Waits
Steely Dan
Stevie Wonder
Björk
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Depeche Mode
Talking Heads
Pet Shop Boys
Jacques Brel

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:19 pm
by StevieFan13
Henrik wrote:Many R&B and hip-hop artist lists lately.

Here's some artists/bands I would like the critics to cover:

The Cure
Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Depeche Mode
YES. Especially these ones.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:19 pm
by StevieFan13
I'd also say R.E.M. is due for a 30+ song list at this stage in the game.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm
by Henrik
StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:Many R&B and hip-hop artist lists lately.

Here's some artists/bands I would like the critics to cover:

The Cure
Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Depeche Mode
YES. Especially these ones.
I thought you didn't like Depeche Mode.

Edit: I added a couple of artists above.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:22 pm
by StevieFan13
Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:Many R&B and hip-hop artist lists lately.

Here's some artists/bands I would like the critics to cover:

The Cure
Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Depeche Mode
YES. Especially these ones.
I thought you didn't like Depeche Mode.
You kidding me? I love Depeche Mode! I just think "Enjoy the Silence" isn't their best song (I'd still probably say "Just Can't Get Enough").

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:24 pm
by Henrik
If you can find any of those you will get another happy shout from me. :happy-partydance:

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:26 pm
by StevieFan13
Henrik wrote:If you can find any of those you will get another happy shout from me. :happy-partydance:
Believe me, I've been trying to find a 30+ song Stevie Wonder list for a while now. But I'll keep looking! (Technically, one of my personal favorites - Billy Joel - already has two lists that rank every song of his from worst to best, but sadly both are single-critic). And I'll try to check for the other ones as well. Maybe we'll get our new friend Jim Beviglia to help us out.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:28 pm
by Henrik
StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote: YES. Especially these ones.
I thought you didn't like Depeche Mode.
You kidding me? I love Depeche Mode! I just think "Enjoy the Silence" isn't their best song (I'd still probably say "Just Can't Get Enough").
I also remember you saying to someone that they are hard to get into, but ok. It's all good then!

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:31 pm
by StevieFan13
Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote: I thought you didn't like Depeche Mode.
You kidding me? I love Depeche Mode! I just think "Enjoy the Silence" isn't their best song (I'd still probably say "Just Can't Get Enough").
I also remember you saying to someone that they are hard to get into, but ok. It's all good then!
Huh. Maybe I said that. If I did, I take it back.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:34 pm
by Henrik
StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote: You kidding me? I love Depeche Mode! I just think "Enjoy the Silence" isn't their best song (I'd still probably say "Just Can't Get Enough").
I also remember you saying to someone that they are hard to get into, but ok. It's all good then!
Huh. Maybe I said that. If I did, I take it back.
Well, if you don't recognize it, it was probably someone else who said it.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:39 pm
by StevieFan13
Also: good progress so far - I found a 50-song Cure list! I'm transcribing it right now!

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:12 pm
by StevieFan13
No luck yet with Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, or Tom Waits. I've got a better chance with Stevie than the other two, so I'll keep looking. I also found a 33-song George Michael list that may or may not only be one writer.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:42 pm
by StevieFan13
I've found two different lists of Prince songs by Sassan Niasseri - one 69-song list from Musikexpress and one 100-song list from Rolling Stone Germany. I feel like he's sort of a German Rob Sheffield - maybe we should count them anyway? Especially since both are meant to represent the whole publication. But it's your call, and I know that if it's from a website, one writer doesn't count for an artist list.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:45 pm
by StevieFan13
He also has two 33-song George Michael lists, as it turns out - one from Musikexpress in 2012 and one in German Rolling Stone from 2016 after Michael passed away.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) - Loveeeeeee Songs: Rihanna's 52 Singles, Ranked (2017)

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 3:18 pm
by StevieFan13
Henrik wrote:Many R&B and hip-hop artist lists lately.

Here's some artists/bands I would like the critics to cover:

The Cure
Tom Waits
Steely Dan
Stevie Wonder
Björk
Marvin Gaye
James Brown
Depeche Mode
Talking Heads
Pet Shop Boys
Jacques Brel
Sadly, except for Depeche Mode and The Cure, I've largely come up short. I found some debatable Prince and George Michael ones, but I'm afraid the others are a little tough to find.