Released: September 10, 2010
Genre: Europop, Dance-pop
Label: Def Jam
SongWriter(s): Crystal Johnson, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm
Producer: Stargate, Sandy Vee
"Only Girl" was released as the lead single from Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud, and premiered on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, on September 7, 2010. During a webchat with her fansite Rihanna Daily, Rihanna stated that she wanted to take the next step in the evolution of herself with regard to "Only Girl" and Loud, and not do a re-make of her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). In February 2011, the production team StarGate's Tor Erik Hermansen, who co-wrote and produced the song, spoke of how the concept came about, stating "Rihanna came to us before we started recording this record and said 'I feel great about myself. I want to go back to having fun, I want to make happy and up-tempo records'." Hermansen went on to explain that because Rihanna's previous album, Rated R (2009), had no up-tempo songs, they decided to go into the studio to make what Rihanna had requested of them. "Only Girl" became the first song to be completed for the album, and Rihanna chose it for inclusion on the album prior to having recorded it.
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