Music Monday: Rihanna knows how to “Stay” at No. 1

I have always been a fan of Rihanna’s music, especially more in the last few years with how her style and sound have matured since “Pon de Replay” and “SOS“.

“Stay” features a soulful,  almost broken-sounding Rihanna and a beautiful piano collaboration which instantly caught my attention the first time I heard this song. Of all the 259 No. 1 songs to rule Billboard‘s Pop Songs chart, “Stay” is only the second piano-and-vocal-only No. 1, dethroning Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man.”

This song is also a tie-breaker that allowed Rihanna to trump Katy Perry for the claim of being “the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart to tally 10 No. 1s,” and only since 2006!

So here is some great music for your Monday. Lyrics after the video.

Stay ft. Mikky Ekko – Rihanna

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat, hot headed believer
I threw my hands in the air I said show me something
He said, if you dare come a little closer

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now tell me, now tell me, now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take, it’s given
Round and around, and around, and around we go
Oh now tell me, now tell me, now tell me, now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Oh the reason I hold on
Oh ’cause I need this hole gone
Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving
‘Cause when you never see the light, it’s hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, oh

(Songmeanings)