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Rihanna's Hit Parade

From 'SOS' to 'Diamonds,' hear the pop star's biggest tunes

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November 21, 2012 8:00 AM ET

Rihanna has been behind some of pop's biggest tunes over the last six years, from 2006's "SOS" to "Diamonds" from her latest disc, Unapolagetic. Hear 10 of her biggest songs, from the bombastic dance floor hits to the shadowy R&B cuts:

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Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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