Rihanna's 30 Greatest Songs, Ranked

From "Pon de Replay" to "Umbrella"

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20. "Kiss It Better" (2016)

In late 2014, Rihanna posted a short video of her then-guitarist Nuno Bettencourt to Instagram; he was laying down a juicy solo over a recording of her singing "kiss it, kiss it better, baby," sparking speculation that the star's eighth album was, if not imminent, at least on the way. While it would be more than a year before Anti would arrive, the sinuous track – which Rihanna co-wrote with Jeff Bhasker, Glass John and Teddy "Natalia Kills" Sinclair – was one of the album's most satisfying swerves, with Bettencourt's power-ballad–worthy guitar line weaving in and out of dreamy, synth-y R&B and Rihanna delivering a no-nonsense, highly emotional ultimatum to a lover.

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