Rihanna's 'Only Girl (In the World)' video: Finally, fun RiRi returns!

rihanna-only-girl-worldRihanna has made it through the rain. Or, at least that’s what her flouncy, candy-colored video for her latest, delicious and dancey single Only Girl (In The World) seems to suggest. After a year of dropping dark videos for heavy songs like “Hard” and “Russian Roulette”—clips so brutal they could have made a Kremlin guard rethink his steely gaze—RiRi seems downright elated and happy to be living life in Only Girl. There is little storyline for the video, but it near-perfectly mimics the care-free lyrics to the song, which suggest that, for one person, she is the “only girl in the world.” In fact, there’s not a backup dancer in sight! Not one other living soul appears in the clip, making it as if Rihanna is speaking directly to you, the viewer, and she is your one and only amid swallowing rolling, beautiful, swallowing landscapes. It’s an effect that makes you focus squarely on RiRi, who’s ensconsced in flirty outfits and sporting that fire-red ‘do she wore to the VMAs last month.

Rihanna recently spoke to JustJared.com about the video and explained the concept a bit more. “It’s really, really beautifully shot in these crazy, crazy, crazy places,” the 22-year-old said. “We shot landscapes that we found a couple hours outside of L.A. It looks so unreal. It looks fake, like something out of a postcard with the beautiful hills… We had a lot of sunshine those couple of days, so it really worked with the whole essence of the video. But really, the video just shows this big landscape and the only person there is me.”

The single comes from her upcoming studio album LOUD!, which hit stores worldwide on November 12. Until then embrace the beauty of Only Girl (In the World) here:

Are you happy that, after a hard couple years, RiRi is back to her sultry, club-anthem-making ways?

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  • joseph t

    I loved the dark videos but am happy to see this side of her again!

  • Elena

    Damn, auto-tune run amok…

  • kat

    i’m loving the video! it looks like it was a blast to shoot :)

  • mariah

    Beautiful! She’s a girl’s girl. one of those ladies you know it would be a blast to hang out with. I love her music and style soo much! She’s iconic!!

  • helloseany

    LOVED that video. LOVE that song. It was visually stunning, breathtaking, you name it!

  • manowar


  • augustine

    Baby girl. U gotta it goin. Keep it on. Love ya songs. Everythin bout u. Awesome!

  • augustine

    Baby girl. U got it. Keep it goin. Love ya songs. It great! It beautifully! It is soooooo hot.! Everythin bout u, awesome! Peace!

  • Kayla

    LOVE IT!!!!!

  • John

    This video sucks!!!! I know its a recession but come on…zero effort….video is boring, dull and looks cheap!!!


    DAMMMMMM…………….talk about SEXYNESS!!!!!!I LOVE THIS VIDEO

  • mido

    Soooooooooooooo sweety

  • mido

    Soooooo good song an singer

  • johnrame

    hi.gud morning.ok.by

  • miss elioni


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