Our list looks at the Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s Talk That Talk Album. Rihanna released Talk That Talk in 2011. This is her sixth album. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 charts. The album sold 198,000 copies in the first week. This is a raunchy album for the singer. She holds nothing back with the songs on this project. We will get into the real meanings behind the songs on Rihanna’s Talk That Talk album when we get to our list. The album sold over five million copies worldwide. The album features the singles “We Found Love,” “You da One,” “Talk That Talk,” “Birthday Cake,” “Where Have You Been” and “Cockiness (Love It).” “We Found Love” was her 11th number one single on the Hot 100 charts.
# 1 – You da One
The first song on our list of the Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s Talk That Talk Album is “You da One.” The song has a pop and reggae sound. This is the second single from the album. The track is about her being in a good relationship. She talks about how she feels about the man she loves. She’s in a good place in her relationship. She thanks the man for coming into her life when he did. The singer is in love on this track and she’s not afraid to let the world know that he’s the one.
She considers the song a love letter to the man she loves. The song isn’t as provocative as the other songs on the album, but we get intimate details about her relationship with a mysterious man. The song peaked at number 14 on the Hot 100 singles charts. The track peaked at number one on the dance singles charts. The song sold over two million copies.
# 2 – Where Have You Been
The next song on our list of the Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s Talk That Talk Album is “You da One.” The song has a dance and pop beat. This is the fifth single from the album. The song is about her wanting to find a man who can satisfy her by any means. She wants to find a man who can please her all night long. “Where Have You Been” is a sexual song for the singer.
Rihanna is very descriptive about what she wants her man to do in order to please her. She expresses how she has been looking all over the world to find her man. Rihanna wants to know if he was hiding from her. She was willing to search everywhere to find a man that could please her the way she wants to be pleased. The track peaked at number five on the Hot 100 singles charts. It sold over four million copies.
# 3 – We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris
The track has an an electro, house and dance-pop sound. This is the first single from the album. The track is about her being in love with someone who isn’t right for her. She talks about love being addictive even if the person isn’t the one for you. She wanted to keep searching for her love until she found him. She doesn’t care where she had to look for it, but she had to find him. The song is about finding love in a world that can be cruel. Finding love in a hopeless place, gives listeners hope that things will get better in the love department. It makes the song sound positive.
Rihanna wasn’t the first person offered the song. Leona Lewis and Nicole Scherzinger were offered the song, but they didn’t record it. Leona Lewis turned it down because she worked with DJ Calvin Harris on another track. She preferred his other track to this one. Nicole Scherzinger was offered the track too, but she didn’t want to record it. She didn’t want to record a song with so much dancing involved. Nicole Scherzinger and Leona Lewis’ loss was Rihanna’s gain because the song became a hit for her. The single peaked at number one on the Hot 100 charts. The song sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
# 4 – Talk That Talk ft. Jay Z
The song has a hip-hip and r&b sound. This is the third single from the album. The song is about her wanting her man to do whatever he can for her sexually. This is a raunchy song about her being with her man. Jay Z opens the song with his rap. He talks about women wanting to be with him. He also talks about the things he has. He goes back to talking about how much he wants the woman he’s attracted to. Rihanna appears in the song talking about how much she wants to please her man. She lets him know that he will never have another lover like her. She insists that she will make him forget about other women. She talks about wanting pillow talk with her man. She wants him to get down and dirty with her. The track peaked at number 31 on the Hot 100 charts. It sold over one million copies.
# 5 – Cockiness (Love It)
The next song on our list of the Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s Talk That Talk Album is “Cockiness (Love It).” The song has a dancehall and dubstep sound. “Cockiness (Love It)” is the sixth single from the album. The track is about her obsession with having sex. She opens the song talking about wanting a man to be her sex slave. She uses sexual innuendo to talk about the things she wants him to do to her when they are ready to have sex. She doesn’t hold back on the track. The singer wants him to set her body on fire. She isn’t shy about what she wants him to do to her. This song peaked at number 18 on the r&b songs charts. It sold over 500,000 copies.
# 6 – Birthday Cake
The song has an r&b beat. “Birthday Cake” is the fourth single from the album. The song is the sequel to “Cockiness (Love It).” The song is a very graphic song about sex. She talks about the icing on the cake being a metaphor for something very intimate that she wants her man to do to her. The singer sings about wanting to be with him spontaneously. She becomes the predator on the song by telling the guy what she plans on doing to him and what she wants done to her.
Rihanna said it’s not her birthday, but she’s getting to do what people would want to do on their special day. She wants her man to have his way with her. She was inspired to record this song because she was having dirty thoughts and wasn’t being intimate at the time. Rihanna wanted to record a sexy and sultry song. She wanted to be playful and aggressive on this track. The song peaked at number four on the r&b and hip-hop songs charts. The single sold over two million copies.
# 7 – We All Want Love
The track has a rock beat. “We All Want Love” is about wanting to be in love. She shares with her listeners that she’s lonely and wants to be with a man she could love. She talks about wanting to be a man’s one and only. Rihanna discusses how she feels about finding the man of her dreams. She lets the listeners know that she would give everything she had to be with her one and only. She said that no one wants to be alone. She’s letting the listeners know that she was willing to do anything to get the man she loves. It may not always be the right thing to do, but she’s wiling to do it. She decided to take a break from writing about sexually graphic songs to talk about wanting love.
# 8 – Drunk On Love
The song has an electro pop and r&b sound. The singer talks about how she can’t get enough of love. She is hooked on love and she’s a hopeless romantic. The singer lets love get the best of her. The “Umbrella” singer talks about being letdown when it concerned love so she never knew what it felt like to be loved. She’s “drunk on love” and no one will change her mind about wanting love in her life. She can’t help falling in love with someone. The singer is hoping the new relationship will last for a long time.
Rihanna has been hurt before, but she keeps going on because she’s naïve. The singer is in a new relationship and she opens her heart up to the guy. He makes her feel like she’s drunk, but she’s actually in love. The singer lets let love lead. She tells all the details about how his lips taste on hers. Rihanna is allowing us to hear about her very personal details.
# 9 – Roc Me Out
The song has a synthpop sound. The song is about her seducing her boyfriend. She wants him to know what nasty secrets she has for him. She wants him to hurry up and please her because he’s taking too long. She shares her dirty secret with her man. She wants to be loved. The pop star wants to be loved on the floor or anywhere she can have him. She isn’t as descriptive about what she wants on this track as she is on her previous songs on our list. She gives the listeners and idea of what she wants, but she’s far more subtle on this track. The song is a sequel to her hit song “Rude Boy.” The singer shows some vulnerability on this track when she admits to her lover that she only wants to be loved by him.
# 10 – Watch n’ Learn
The next song on our list of the Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s Talk That Talk Album is “Watch n’ Learn.” The song has a dancehall beat. The track is about a woman who wants to teach her lover how to love her right. She uses sexual terms to let him know how she wants him to please her. She wants to teach her partner how to love her the way she wants to be loved.
Rihanna is the teacher and her man is the student. She gives listeners an idea of her intimate fantasies. She’s letting her lover know that if he can please her, she will stay with him. Rihanna lets her fans know about the different ways she wants him to please her. She turns the tables and decides to please him too. She gives him instructions on what to do in order to bring her pleasure. This instructional guide will give men an idea of what they have to do to keep their ladies happy in the bedroom. She tells the men about other places they can make love to their women.
# 11 – Farewell
The last song on our list of the Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s Talk That Talk Album is “Farewell.” The song has a pop beat. The song is about her saying goodbye to someone she loves. It hurts her deeply that the person has to leave. The singer admits that she’s going to miss the person. The person is moving away and she will write all of the time. She understands why the person has to go, and she hopes the person is successful.
She says she’s going to miss the person and wishes they were still there. She shows her vulnerable side by expressing how much she’s going to miss him. She wanted to record a powerful song about someone you love moving far away from you. She’s okay with the person leaving because they are pursuing their dreams. She should know about leaving important people because she walked away from her family in Barbados to become a singer in America.
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