26. "Wild Thoughts" (with DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller) (2018)
How much history can you fit into one stellar pop hit? DJ Khaled and Canadian songwriter PartyNextDoor sampled a Nineties collaboration between Wyclef Jean and Carlos Santana to create this steamy Latin-tinged jam, in which Rihanna teamed up with trap-soul singer Bryson Tiller. Unsurprisingly, she steals the show with a little old-school New York hip-hop flow (complete with a fly reference to Joe Namath's Super Bowl champ '68 Jets). At the 2018 Grammys, the trio deepened that Big Apple connection by performing the song with a set and costumes that alluded to the Harlem Renaissance. Khaled later recalled Facetiming with Rihanna while she recorded her vocal for the song. "She was singing the record on the phone and I was dancing on the phone, she was dancing and we was going back and forth," he said. Pretty soon, the world would be dancing along, too.