11. "All of the Lights" (with Kanye West, Kid Cudi) (2010)
Kanye West's grandiose My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy cut features an all-star choir that includes the likes of Elton John, John Legend and Drake – but only Rihanna ranked as a featured vocalist, thanks to her smoldering performance of the track's anthemic chorus. Her appearance stemmed from a late-night summoning to the studio: "[Kanye] actually played his album to me, like, three months ago, and 'All of the Lights,' that was one of my favorite songs," Rihanna told MTV in 2010, shortly after the song leaked online in advance of Fantasy's release. "So when he asked me to come up to the studio at 2 o'clock in the morning, I had to, because I loved it. I knew it was that song."