7. "Love the Way You Lie" (with Eminem) (2010)
Rihanna spent years addressing her abusive, tempestuous relationship with Chris Brown through her music, but it was her Eminem collaboration "Love the Way You Lie" that became her most provocative statement in the aftermath. Detailing the love-hate games that lock people into various forms of abusive romantic partnerships, Eminem and Rihanna give brazen performances as lovers scorned and burned by their own mix of fear and stubbornness. Rihanna would release a solo take on the song, "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)," that offered an even more vulnerable take on the song's message.