Rihanna’s song “Love on the Brain” has a 1950’s doo-wop sound that is similar to other contemporary songs like Amy Winehouse’s “Wake Up Alone” and Beyoncé’s “Superpower.” The chord progression, guitar line, and organ are reminiscent of Al Green’s “For the Good Times.”
Over a year after the release of Anti, Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” has just reached a new peak on the Hot 100, moving from No. 13 to No. 8.
As Billboard points out, the song’s new chart position marks the thirtieth Top 10 hit of Rihanna’s career, placing her ahead of Michael Jackson and behind only Madonna, with 38, and The Beatles, with 34.
Rihanna scored her first Top 10 hit with “Pon de Replay” in 2005. She earned the second-fastest accumulation of Top 10s —10 years, seven months and two weeks — behind The Beatles.
“Love on the Brain” is the third single from Anti to reach the Top 10. Previously, “Work” reached the No. 1 spot, while “Needed Me” peaked at No. 7.