Girl Like Me CD (2006)

Artist: Rihanna

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Rihanna's "Pon the Replay" was the jam of summer 2005, and with good reason: its Caribbean-flavored rhythms and infectious, singalong chorus made it nearly irresistible. The Barbados-born singer's full-length, Music of the Sun, performed well on the strength of the single, and offered more of Rihanna's commercially tailored dancehall-pop. A Girl Like Me, Rihanna's sophomore release, is less overtly dancehall-influenced than its predecessor. Instead, the album makes a more straightforward play for mainstream R&B appeal. The album's lead-off single and video "SOS," for example, centers on a sample from Soft Cell's version of "Tainted Love" (including the immediately recognizable laser-gun sound), making for a bouncy, sexy pop confection. "Unfaithful" is an R&B ballad that finds Rihanna in torch mode, and sounds like a hit in the making. While there's nothing quite as striking as "Pon the Replay" here, there is plenty to power Rihanna's rise up the charts.

Specifications

Label DEF Jam
SKU 202446544
UPC 602498798973
UPC 14 00602498798973
Format CD
Release Date 4/25/2006
Links
Author Rihanna
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Associated Artist/Work Coldplay
Associated Artist/Work Guetta, David
Associated Artist/Work Jay-Z
Associated Artist/Work Rhianna
Associated Artist/Work Rihanna Tribute
Associated Artist/Work Shakira
Associated Artist/Work West, Kanye
Technical Info
Producer The Carter Administration
CatalogID 0006165
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 04/25/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 34m : 34s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498798973
Musical Guests
Dwane Husbands
Corey Gunz
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rihanna (vocals); Dwane Husbands, Corey Gunz, Sean Paul (vocals).
Rihanna's "Pon the Replay" was the jam of summer 2005, and with good reason: its Caribbean-flavored rhythms and infectious, singalong chorus made it nearly irresistible. The Barbados-born singer's full-length, MUSIC OF THE SUN, performed well on the strength of the single, and offered more of Rihanna's commercially tailored dancehall-pop.
A GIRL LIKE ME, Rihanna's sophomore release, is less overtly dancehall-influenced than its predecessor. Instead, the album makes a more straightforward play for mainstream R&B appeal. The album's lead-off single and video "SOS," for example, centers on a sample from Soft Cell's version of "Tainted Love" (including the immediately recognizable laser-gun sound), making for a bouncy, sexy pop confection. "Unfaithful" is an R&B ballad that finds Rihanna in torch mode, and sounds like a hit in the making. While there's nothing quite as striking as "Pon the Replay" here, there is plenty to power Rihanna's rise up the charts.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he burning rock guitar of 'Kisses Don't Lie' and haunted strings of 'Unfaithful' help make A GIRL LIKE ME much more likable."
Entertainment Weekly (p.135) - "[With] effortlessly cool reggae-lite confections like 'Dem Haters' and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'." -- Grade: B-
Disc 1
1 S.O.S.
2 Kisses Don't Lie
3 Unfaithful
4 We Ride
5 Dem Haters - (featuring Dwane Husbands)
6 Final Goodbye
7 Break It Off
8 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
9 Selfish Girl
10 P.S. (I'm Still Not Over You)
11 Girl Like Me, A
12 Million Miles Away, A - (bonus track, featuring Corey Gunz)
13 If It's Lovin' That You Want, Pt. 2
Product Attributes
Artist Rihanna
Label Universal Music Group

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