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Riff: Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”

Oct 10, 2012

I’ve been everywhere, man, looking for someone/ someone who can please me, love me all night long

from Where Have You Been lyrics by Rihanna

A competent, if slightly formulaic, attempt to replicate the career-defining success of “We Found Love,” Calvin Harris offered Rihanna another slice of euphoric trance-pop, complete with a similarly frenetic and squelchy synth breakdown, but this time swapped the theme of heartbreak for pure desire.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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