Believe it or not, Rihanna has been slaying us with hit after hit for 10 years! And each song — from her debut 2005 banger “Pon de Replay” to 2013’s “Pour It Up” — has come with its own (often sexy) music video. So in honor of her 27th birthday, we’ve undertaken the superhuman job of ranking the 20 hottest vids in her catalogue. It was a daunting task, but we have a list that will make The Navy proud. Read on, and then resume praying for the swift arrival of #R8…
20. “S&M” (2010)
Rihanna takes a song that could have garnered a sexually literal video and made it something more abstract. Here, she uses the S&M concept to illustrate her relationship with the media. However, there is still enough playful, quirky sexuality for this clip to make our list.
19. “Russian Roulette” (2009)
The dramatic video has Rihanna going head to head with a scorned lover. However, its macabre feel (and final gunshot) is contrasted with a scantily clad outfit and overtly sexual movements.
18. “Don’t Stop The Music” (2007)
This dance-by-numbers song gets a facelift with its brisk, energetic video featuring R as the undisputed queen of the clubs.
17. “Wait Your Turn” (2009)
The highlight of this video? Rihanna’s crop-top and fur coat ensemble. She’s such a badass.
16. “Disturbia” (2008)
There’s a creepy sexiness to “Disturbia” that earns it a spot on our list. RiRi’s smoky eyes and tight outfits give the video an extra oomph.
15. “Pon de Replay” (2005)
This debut video features some innocent, “…Baby One More Time”-esque hotness (but hotness nonetheless). It was definitely a sign of the superstar soon to come.
14. “Where Have You Been” (2012)
In this clip, R emerges from a lagoon prepared to slay with her sexy stare and killer body. She also throws in some bootylicious choreography for good measure. Seriously, where has she been all our lives?
13. “Hate That I Love You” (2007)
Ne-Yo and RiRi play missed connection lovers in this mid-tempo slow-burner. You wouldn’t think a ballad-like song would warrant a sexy video. However, Rihanna’s lingerie writhing begs to differ.
12. “Only Girl (In The World)” (2010)
Rihanna’s pink wonderland is scantily-clad and very cool. It’s such a liberating video!
11. “You Da One” (2011)
Fishnet stockings and aggressive dancing make this Clockwork Orange tribute on point.
10. “Shut Up and Drive” (2007)
Rihanna might be the hottest mechanic in the world. She’d actually make getting your oil changed interesting.
9. “ROCKSTAR 101” (2010)
The black and white video featuring Slash has Rihanna doing some suggestive, animalistic dancing. And we’re 100 percent here for it.
8. “Rehab” (2008)
Justin Timberlake and Rihanna get hot and heavy on top of a car in the middle of a desert. It’ll make you sweaty just watching it.
7. “If It’s Lovin’ That You Want” (2005)
“Lovin'” is one of RiRi’s earliest and most playful cuts, but that doesn’t make it any less sexy. Bikinis! Midriffs! Floor dancing! Sign us up.
6. “Rude Boy” (2010)
This colorful video features some A-plus booty popping and smoldering stares.
5. “Umbrella” (2007)
This clip involves tight leather outfits, water and Rihanna chilling completely naked while covered in silver body paint. If that’s not sexy, we don’t know what is.
4. “SOS” (2006)
A glistening, glittering Rihanna writhes on a windy beach, mirrored room and one very lucky gentleman in this uptempo clip. Somebody please help us.
3. “Hard” (2009)
Queen R channels a sexy sergeant in this defiant, gritty video.
2. “Te Amo” (2010)
This Latin-inspired video has Rihanna playing the vixen toward another woman. The red lighting, sultry choreography and light bondage-esque sequences shoot “Te Amo” to the top of the list.
1. “Pour It Up” (2013)
Rihanna sits on a throne as gaggles of strippers dance on poles. Need we say more?
[Photo: Def Jam Records]