THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
858-Rihanna featuring Drake-What’s My Name?
2011-Number 1 single.
Best Bit At 1.27.She’s Robyn Rihanna Fenty, and he’s Aubrey Drake Graham.
‘What’s My Name’ was co-written and produced by Mikkel S. Eriksen, and Tor Erik Hermansen, who are both Norwegian, and have worked together as ‘Stargate,’ since 2001.Together they have written, or produced 10 Billboard Number 1 singles to date, six of which have been in collaboration with Rihanna. Another of the songwriters is Ester Dean, who has co-written hits for many of the most successful artists of the 21st Century, including Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Sean Paul, she also provides backing vocals on this song.The Rap on the track is provided by Drake (see also best songs 1043 and 921,) of whom Rihanna said,’We’ve always been trying to work together, and the minute he heard it he said,’I know exactly what I’m going to do, I love it,’ and he did it like three days later.
‘When the song went to Number 1 in the UK in January 2011, Rihanna became the first ever female solo artist to achieve Number 1 singles, in five consecutive,years.
‘Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me.’