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post Mar 20 2015, 09:28 PM
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"Umbrella" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, featuring a rap verse by Jay-Z. The song was written by The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Kuk Harrell and Jay-Z, and was produced by Stewart for Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was originally written with recording artist Britney Spears in mind, however her label rejected it. "Umbrella" is a pop and R&B song and lyrically it refers to a romantic and platonic relationship and the strength of that relationship. It is also listed on Rolling Stone '​s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at 412.
"Umbrella" was acclaimed by music critics, many of whom appreciated the "ella, ella" hook as well as the convincing vocals with which she delivered the chorus. Entertainment Weekly ranked the song number one on the 10 Best Singles of 2007, while Rolling Stone and Time listed the song at number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007. The song has earned Rihanna several awards and nominations. In 2007, the song won two awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, when it was nominated for four. At the 2008 Grammy Awards, "Umbrella" also earned Rihanna and Jay-Z a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in addition to receiving nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The song serves as the lead single to the album, and was released worldwide on March 29, 2007 through Def Jam Recordings. "Umbrella" was a commercial success, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the United Kingdom, where the song's chart performance generated controversy when the country was experiencing excessive flooding and large amounts of rain at the time, it was one of the most played songs on radio in the 2000s (decade). It managed to stay at number one on the UK Singles Chart for ten consecutive weeks, the longest run at number one for any single of that decade. The single was one of the highest digital debuts in the United States and remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

The single's accompanying music video was directed by Chris Applebaum and features, among all, Rihanna's nude body covered in silver paint. The video earned Rihanna a Video of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards and Most Watched Video on at MuchMusic Video Awards. Along with countless amateurs, "Umbrella" has been covered by several notable performers from a variety of musical genres, including Taylor Swift, Manic Street Preachers, Biffy Clyro, All Time Low, McFly, OneRepublic, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Vanilla Sky and The Baseballs. Rihanna performed the song at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, 2008 BRIT Awards and was the closing song of the "Good Girl Gone Bad Tour" (2008), the "Last Girl on Earth Tour" (2010), and the "Loud Tour" (2011). It was also featured on the set list of her "Diamonds World Tour" (2013).


"We Found Love" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). It was written, produced by, and features Scottish DJ Calvin Harris; the song was also featured on his third album 18 Months (2012). Harris also produced another track on Talk That Talk, "Where Have You Been". "We Found Love" premiered on September 22, 2011, on the Capital FM radio station in the United Kingdom, and was made available to download on the same day as the lead single from the album. "We Found Love" is an uptempo electro house song, with elements of techno and Europop. It is heavily composed of repetitive synthesizers, alarm bells, and a keyboard. The song's lyrics speak of a couple who "found love in a hopeless place"

"We Found Love" was met with mixed reviews from music critics, who praised the song's composition and Rihanna's vocal performance; however, some critics felt that the lyrical content was sparse and came second to Harris' production. Commercially, the song was a major success. In the United States, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks, becoming the longest running number-one single of 2011 and of the 2010s decade until Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (2013); it also surpassed "Umbrella" as her longest running number one single. It became Rihanna's eleventh song to top the Hot 100, placing her in third place amongst female recording artists amassing the most number one singles. "We Found Love" topped the charts in twenty-five countries including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It also attained top five positions in Australia, Belgium and Czech Republic and peaked in the top ten of charts in twenty-nine countries worldwide, becoming one of the most successful songs in 2011 and 2012 as well becoming the 24th most successful single of all time on Billboard. According to IFPI, worldwide, the single has sold over 10.5 million copies making it one of the best selling singles of all time.

The song's accompanying music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, depicts the singer as a drug-abusing thrill-seeker in a relationship that quickly spirals downward into addiction and violence. The video received a mixed response from critics, as they noted that it profoundly alludes to ex-boyfriend Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna, two years prior. It attracted criticism from political commentators, who questioned the video for its suggestive sexual nature. However, its impact was significant, with the video winning a Grammy for "Best Short Form Music Video" at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and "Video of the Year" at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. The song has been performed on both the UK and US versions of The X Factor, as well as at the 2012 Grammy Awards and the 2012 BRIT Awards. "We Found Love" became the number-one Top 40 song of 2012.

01: We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) 26 votes/44.07%
02: Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z) 33 votes/55.93%
03: Only Girl (In The World) 24 votes/46.15%
04: Disturbia 17 votes/38.64%
05: What's My Name (feat. Drake) 22 votes/44.90%
06: Don't Stop The Music 18 votes/45.00%
07: Diamonds 20 votes/37.74%
08: Where Have You Been 13 votes/30.23% TIEBREAKER 25 votes/67.57%
09: Unfaithful 17 votes/36.17%
10: Rude Boy 17 votes/34.00%

11: Russian Roulette 11 votes/28.21%
12: SOS 11 votes/22.92%
13: S&M 7 votes/17.95%
14: Pon de Replay 10 votes/25.00%
15: Take A Bow 7 votes/19.44%
16: Hard (feat. Jeezy) 13 votes/34.21%
17: Shut Up And Drive 9 votes/23.68%
18: Rehab 13 votes/31.71%
19: Take Care (with Drake) 10 votes/25.00%
20: Te Amo 9 votes/22.50%

21: Love The Way You Lie (with Eminem) 9 votes/24.32%
22: Hate That I Love You (feat. Ne-Yo) 14 votes/37.84%
23: Princess of China (with Coldplay) 6 votes/20.69% | TIEBREAK 18 votes/48.65%
24: Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko) 6 votes/20.69% | TIEBREAK 19 votes/51.35%
25: What Now 10 votes/24.9%
26: Man Down 9 votes/22.50%
27: California King Bed 6 votes/15.79%
28: Wait Your Turn 9 votes/23.68%
29: Talk That Talk (feat. Jay-Z) 6 votes/17.17% & 14 votes/42.42% in flashvote
30: Live Your Life (with T.I.) 9 votes/25.71%

31: Run This Town (with Jay-Z & Kanye West) 6 votes/14.63%
32: Can't Remember To Forget You (with Shakira) 8 votes/20.00%
33: Who's That Chick (with David Guetta 5 votes/14.29%
34: Cheers (Drink To That) 6 votes/17.14%
35: All Of The Lights (with Kanye West & Kid Kudi) 8 votes/22.86%
36: Rockstar 101 13 votes/37.14%
37: Jump 7 votes/21.88%
38: Fly (with Nicki Minaj) 8 votes/24.24%
39: You Da One 4 votes/12.12%
40: If It's Lovin' That You Want 4 votes/12.12%

41: Pour It Up 6 votes/18.18%
42: S&M (feat. Britney Spears) 10 votes/32.2%%
43: Right Now (feat. David Guetta) 9votes/25.00%
44: Break It Off 8 votes/21.62%
45: The Monster (with Eminem) 4 votes/14.81%
46: Birthday Cake (feat. Chris Brown) 10 votes/31.25%
47. If I Never See Your Face Again (with Maroon 5) 11 votes/35.48%
48. Cockiness (I Love It) (feat. A$AP Rocky) 13 votes/33.33%
49. We Ride 10 votes/32.26%
50. Bad (with Wale) 8 votes/21.62%

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post Mar 20 2015, 09:32 PM
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I adore both songs, so I'd be happy with whatever the winner turned out to be

Thanks to all of you for participating and voting and get ready for the next event tomorrow!

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post Mar 20 2015, 09:35 PM
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In a shock twist to a Buzzjack game/rate/survivor, the best song won! Well done everybody.
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post Mar 20 2015, 10:13 PM
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Great results and just loved taking part in these rounds, thanks so much for doing this
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post Mar 20 2015, 11:17 PM
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My favorite part of the game was 'Diamonds' slipping through so many rounds and people losing their shit over it laugh.gif
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post Mar 21 2015, 01:34 AM
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Thanks for all the work, Tim. wub.gif

Perfect winner for me and generally great results throughout.
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post Mar 21 2015, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE(Atonement @ Mar 21 2015, 02:17 AM) *
My favorite part of the game was 'Diamonds' slipping through so many rounds and people losing their shit over it laugh.gif

Exactly. Best survivor on buzzjack tbh <3
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post Mar 21 2015, 10:01 AM
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Obviously you don't want Umbrella to be #1 in case the Rihanna curse returns! tongue.gif
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post Mar 21 2015, 10:49 AM
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Mess I just realised I switched the percentages around, all should be good now
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post Mar 22 2015, 05:14 PM
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ew rihanna's worst single
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post Mar 24 2015, 04:02 PM
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I think We Found Love isn't her best, it's just her most popular and favourite, but that doesn't mean sound the best tongue.gif
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