Does anybody really sound like Rihanna? Well, no – but that’s not the point of this endeavor. What’s cool about playlists like this is that you get to dig into the body of an artist’s work.
For music lovers who don’t know the catalog you get exposed to the full diversity of the artist’s talent – Rihanna can rock it, groove it and pretty much do any verb that you want to insert before “it.”
For Rihanna fans you get exposed to artists you may not have heard of, or even thought of listening to and yet – because of the nature of the trade tracks style playlist, the adjacent tracks make sense (in a weird kind of way) and oftentimes you find you’ve discovered a new favorite artist.
The fact that you can find Alan Lili, Elle King and Yotto on a Rihanna focused list just pays tribute to her talent! She a bad bitch indeed but yeah – so are they!
- ROCKSTAR 101 – Rihanna
- Sour Times – Portishead
- Yeah, I Said It – Rihanna
- A Place for Me – NEFFEX
- Woo – Rihanna
- Good For You – Selena Gomez
- Loveeeeeee Song – Rihanna
- Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey Vs. Cedric Gervais) – Cedric Gervais Remix – Lana Del Rey
- Lost In Paradise – Rihanna
- I Told You I Was Mean – Elle King
- Complicated – Rihanna
- True Disaster – Tove Lo
- Princess of China – Radio Edit – Coldplay
- Oceans Niagara – M83
- Same Ol’ Mistakes – Rihanna
- Soft Plans (v1) – Alan Lili
- Skin – Rihanna
- Tearing Me Up – Bob Moses
- Needed Me – Rihanna
- I Want You (feat. Braev) – Yotto
- We Found Love – Rihanna
- American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
Image from MidJourney prompt
About the Curators
My name's Sky Diamond and I love music as I'm sure you'll find any curator say. I find a lot of joy creating beats and curating songs that create something greater than the sum of its parts. My style of conception is finding a few songs and looking for the overlapping sounds in each to create a cohesive idea. You'll find me swimming in the genres: R&B, Pop, Indie Rock/Pop, EDM. And, these are my favorites to work with, but I'll dabble in any genre and always down to hear a new song.
My particular style comes from a belief system that I'm a spiritual soul having a human experience. I believe we're all here to play and have fun. And, music is something that speaks to my soul as an expression of all the unique ways each of us see the world. We could all have the same beats to create with and somehow we produce something entirely unique. I'm here to be a reminder to play with the resources we have and to step outside the norm.
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As a creator / contributor at musicto I’m part of a global creator community that collaborates through music. You can learn more about our community here.