Rihanna is a list of singles that the celebrity should at least think about playing during the halftime show. These singles range from high-wattage collaborations to top 10 smashes.
Longtime admirers of Rihanna have been having a lot of fun attempting to guess which of her many, many hits will be included in her setlist for the Super Bowl LVII halftime show ever since it was revealed that she will be the headliner of the show almost four months ago. Even if Rihanna chooses to perform an ultra-efficient mega-mix at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday night (Feb. 12), she probably won’t be able to squeeze in anywhere close to her 14 career Hot 100 chart-toppers, let alone all of her 31 career top 10 singles. Typically, Super Bowl halftime performers are given between 12 and 15 minutes to play on the world’s biggest stage.
So, which hits are going to be played during the Super Bowl, and which ones are going to be played elsewhere? Although Rihanna’s setlist is being kept closely under wraps, it is safe to assume that some of her most iconic hits, such as “Umbrella,” “We Found Love,” “Diamonds,” “Rude Boy,” “Work,” and “SOS,” will be performed, along with a combination of notable hits that are appropriate for the setting of the Super Bowl, such as “Only Girl (in the World),” “Where Have You Been,” “Pon de Replay,” “Disturbia
You are looking at a robust setlist, full of hits and stuffed to the brim with material if you add in a ballad or two and save some time for Rihanna’s recent single “Lift Me Up” (which is nominated for an Academy Award for best original song; Rihanna would be smart to appeal to Academy voters on the largest platform possible!). Rihanna, on the other hand, has amassed such a large number of hits over her career that she could put on a great Super Bowl performance without using any of the songs listed above. And although while we have a pretty decent idea of which of Rihanna’s singles won’t be performed during the Super Bowl, there are still a significant number of them that should be brought back to the forefront for the entire world to watch.
Here are ten songs by Rihanna that, if we’re being completely forthright, truly ought to be performed at the halftime show of the Super Bowl even though it’s quite unlikely that they will be.
- “Shut Up and Drive”
- “Bitch Better Have My Money”
- “You da One”
- “Man Down”
- “Pour It Up”
- “Take Care”
- “Kiss It Better”
- “Take a Bow”