Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Day Two of My Week with Rihanna - Umbrella

Day Two of My Week with Rihanna and today's choice is the massive single Umbrella.

Umbrella was released in 2007, and also features a rap at the start by Jay Z no less. It was taken from her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad, released the same year.

Umbrella hit the number one spot here in the UK, and it stayed there for 10 weeks. If you can recall the weather we were having matched the song perfectly, and I think deep down we all blamed the reference to rain!!!! Just kidding - this is an awesome song.

This was the first track I remember ever hearing by Rihanna. Her voice is amazing, and the song's hook - "umberella, ella, ella, eh eh eh" gets really stuck in your head.

I have also had a watch of the video which I never watched before. It starts off with Jay Z. He does his bit, and then we have Rihanna in leather, Rihanna in a tiny dress dancing on ballet point shoes. Then she is in fishnets dancing with an Umbrella of course. Then, she is painted silver and not wearing anything. There is also lots of rain and brollies of course. She looks amazing - her skin is perfect and I would kill for that body!!

Umbrella is a bit pop, but also a bit R&B being a bit slower in pace, and a lot sexier. Apparently it was written with Britney Spears in mind, but her people didn't like it, so thank goodness for that!! This is the perfect song for Rihanna as her voice is much stronger.

So there we have it - Day Two and Umbrella. If you haven't heard it for a while, or if you have never heard it, go take a listen and let me know what you think.

For more on Rihanna, and other artists, check out My Music page here. Happy Listening :)

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