Rihanna's Videos: The Highs and LowsFrom 'Pon de Replay' to 'S&M,' the 10 videos that have defined the singer's career
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'SOS' - 2006
With "SOS," the lead single from Rihanna's second album A Girl Like Me, the powers-that-be recognized the potential to break her out of the niche that had been previously established. The Soft Cell sample does the heavy lifting, and the video – a slick, bland clip reminiscent of early J. Lo – falls in line as something very much a part of the traditional pop radio product. (There's even a cell phone placement!) One miscue: capri jeans are also involved.