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Rihanna, 'Umbrella'

23. Rihanna, 'Umbrella'

2007's song of the summer was more power ballad than R&B song, thanks to its rocking live-drums beat. It had the whole world singing along with Rihanna and her umbrella-ella-ella — and made the careers of The-Dream and Tricky Stewart.


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