We Found Love

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"We Found Love"
Single by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
from the album Talk That Talk and Calvin Harris
Released September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22)
Format CD single, music download
Recorded 2011
London, England
(Fly Eye Studios)
Los Angeles, California
(Westlake Recording Studios)
Genre Electro house, dance-pop
Length 3:35
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Calvin Harris
Producer Calvin Harris
Rihanna singles chronology
"Fly"
(2011)
"We Found Love"
(2011)
"You da One"
(2011)
Calvin Harris chronology
"Feel So Close"
(2011)
"We Found Love"
(2011)
"Off the Record"
(2011)

"We Found Love" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released from her album Talk That Talk (2011). It features Scottish singer Calvin Harris. Harris plans on releasing the song on his album as well. The song was released as the lead single from Talk That Talk. It was released on September 22, 2011. "We Found Love" is a dance-pop, electro house, techno and Europop song. It has several musical instruments. These include synthesizers, alarm bells, and a keyboard. The song is about a couple. They found love in a place where it is impossible to find love.

The song was given mixed reviews from music critics. Many critics liked Rihanna's voice on the song and its instruments. Others did not like the lyrics and Harris' production. "We Found Love" was a hit single. It reached number one on the US Hot 100 chart for two weeks in 2012. However, it stood on the chart for 10 weeks. This was more than her 2007 single "Umbrella". "We Found Love" became Rihanna's 11th song to reach number one on the Hot 100 chart. She was then placed third for most number one singles by a female singer. The song reached number one in 20 countries including Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It got to the top five positions in Australia, the Netherlands and Spain. However, it reached the top ten in 29 countries worldwide.

"We Found Love"'s music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas. The video shows Rihanna as a drug abuser who searches for things that gets her excited in a relationship. Because of this, the relationship is no longer a positive one. This is because the women is now a drug addict and violence can be found between them. The music video was given mixed reviews. Some critics believed the video supported violent sex. The video was also believed that the relationship was similar to Rihanna and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Brown had assaulted Rihanna two years before the song was released. There have been remixes and cover versions of the song since its release.

Charts[change | edit source]

Weekly charts[change | edit source]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[3] 2
Brazil (Billboard Hot 100)[4] 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 1
Colombia (National-Report)[6] 4
Czech Republic (IFPI)[7] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 1
Finland (Finland's Official List)[9] 1
France (SNEP)[10] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 1
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[12] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 1
1
Italy (FIMI)[14] 3
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[5] 6
Mexico Top 20 General (Monitor Latino)[15] 8
Mexico Top 20 Inglés (Monitor Latino)[16] 1
Mexico (Billboard Mexican Airplay)[17] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[18] 3
New Zealand (RIANZ) 1
Norway (VG-lista)[19] 1
1
Russia (EMI)[20] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1
Slovakia (IFPI)[21] 1
South Africa (Mediaguide)[22] 1
South Korea (Gaon Chart)[23] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[24] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 1
UK Dance (Official Charts Company) 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 1
UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100[27] 20
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[28] 14
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[5] 5
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 54
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
Venezuela Pop/Rock Songs (Record Report)[29] 1

Year-end charts[change | edit source]

Chart (2011) Position
Australia (ARIA)[30] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[31] 30
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[32] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[33] 39
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[34] 43
Denmark (Tracklisten)[35] 8
France (SNEP)[36] 13
Germany (Media Control Charts)[37] 13
Greece (IFPI)[38] 96
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[39] 87
Ireland (IRMA)[40] 3
Italy (FIMI)[41] 20
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[42] 95
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[43] 18
New Zealand (RIANZ)[44] 9
Romanian (Romanian Top 100)[45] 80
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[46] 25
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[47] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[48] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[49] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[50] 69
US Digital Songs[51] 48

Certifications[change | edit source]

Country Provider Certification
Australia ARIA 5× Platinum[52]
Belgium IFPI Gold[53]
Denmark IFPI 2× Platinum[54]
Germany BVMI Gold[55]
Italy FIMI Multi-Platinum[56]
New Zealand RIANZ 3× Platinum
Switzerland IFPI 2× Platinum[57]
United Kingdom BPI Platinum[58]
United States RIAA 4× Platinum[59]

Radio and release history[change | edit source]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom September 22, 2011 Radio premiere Mercury Records
Australia[60] Digital download Def Jam Recordings
Belgium[61]
Canada[62]
Denmark[63]
France
Italy
Mexico[64]
New Zealand[65]
Norway[66]
Netherlands[67]
Spain[68]
Sweden[69]
Switzerland[70]
United States
Brazil[71] September 23, 2011 Universal Music
United States[72] October 4, 2011 Urban radio Def Jam Recordings
Ireland[73] October 5, 2011 Digital download Mercury Records
United Kingdom[74] Universal Music
United States[75] October 11, 2011 Mainstream and rhythmic radio Def Jam Recordings
Germany[76] October 21, 2011 CD single Universal Music
Australia November 8, 2011 Digital Remix Single Def Jam Recordings

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