Song of the Day #4,383: ‘That La, La, La’ – Rihanna

Here’s a track from Rihanna’s 2005 debut album, Music of the Sun. With the exception of lead single ‘Pon De Replay,’ this is a largely forgettable album, a weak mix of reggae and dance beats and uninspired performances.

Rihanna stepped up her game a year later with her sophomore release, A Girl Like Me, then really struck gold with 2007’s Good Girl Gone Bad. She is a great example of an artist whose evolution happened in real time, release by release. She dropped seven albums during the first eight years of her recording career, each building on the last musically and thematically.

Rihanna then took a four year break before releasing 2016’s Anti, her best album. It’s been another four years since then, with a new album completed but not yet released. I’m excited to see what she comes up with next.

[Verse 1]
You said we girls, but all the while
You look at my man with a funny smile
Now I don’t know, it might be me
But ain’t no need to bump so tightly
That night we all hangin’ at the club
You tell Mr. DJ wanna rub a dub
When I don’t look
You took a chance to ask my man to come and dance

[Pre-Chorus]
What me and he got
Solid as a rock, so take your shot
Don’t even waste your time
‘Cause a love like ours is hard to find (Oh, oh, oh, oh)

[Chorus]
(Oh) ‘Cause he’s got me singing that la la la
(Oh) Our love is strong, yes, it’s keeping me fortified
(Oh) Oh yes, he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right
(Oh) He got me singing that la la la
(Oh) So fall back, don’t be hit and you can’t deny
(Oh) Oh yes, he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right

[Verse 2]
I hope you take this as a lesson learned
This ain’t that kind of party, so just let it burn
The next time you see me act like you know
I don’t play those games, don’t take me for a joke

[Pre-Chorus]
What me and he got
Solid as a rock, so take your shot
Don’t even waste your time
‘Cause a love like ours is hard to find
(Oh, oh, oh, oh)

[Chorus]
(Oh) ‘Cause he’s got me singing that la la la
(Oh) Our love is strong, yes, it’s keeping me fortified
(Oh) Oh yes he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right
(Oh) He got me singing that la la la
(Oh) So fall back, don’t be hit and you can’t deny
(Oh) Oh yes, he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right

[Interlude]
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah, Rihanna
Oh, whoa, here we go
We got, we got, what him and me, we got, we got

[Chorus]
(Oh) ‘Cause he’s got me singing that la la la
(Oh) So fall back, don’t be hit and you can’t deny
(Oh) Oh yes he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right
You better get it right
We got it, we got it, we we we got it
(He’s the only one I need)
We got it, we got it, we we we got it
(He’s the only one I need)
We got it, we got it, we we we got it
(He’s the only one I need)
(Oh) ‘Cause he’s got me singing that la la la
(Oh) So fall back, don’t be hit and you can’t deny
(Oh) Oh yes he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right
(Oh) He’s got me singing that la la la
(Oh) Our love is strong yes it’s keeping me fortified
(Oh) Oh yes he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right
(Oh) ‘Cause he’s got me singing that la la la
(Oh) So fall back, don’t be hit and you can’t deny
(Oh) Oh yes he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right
(Oh) He’s got me singing that la la la
(Oh) Our love is strong yes it’s keeping me fortified
(Oh) Oh yes he keep it rocking like la la la
(Sing) (Oh, oh, oh, oh) Ladies get it right, better get it right

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,383: ‘That La, La, La’ – Rihanna

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’ve never been as high on Rihanna as you are, but I can see that her music and voice seems to have steadily improved over the years.

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