[Song of the Week] Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” Will Make You Want to Dance!

Rihanna‘s “Rude Boy” is one of 13 great songs on her fantastic album Rated R. It’s one of the few real upbeat, poppy numbers and it’s destined to be one of those infectious songs that you can’t get out of your head.

In this video, apparently influenced by Major Lazer and M.I.A (Think Boyz), she bogles around in a psyachelic multicolored cartoonesque stage. If you’re in a bad mood, use this video to get you out of it:

Thanks to the Guardian’s great music blog for continually delivering great music news to my RSS feed.

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Author: John Vasko

I’m an Internet and Social Media Media Enthusiast always trying to keep up with what’s news or what’s new in technology. On this personal blog, you'll find music reviews, photos, weird or tacky things I found online, and lifestreaming.

  • Diane

    I recently got a $50 gift card to iTunes so I've been using your postings to guide me to new music and get out of my same old music rut. Your “best of” list has been particularly helpful. Many thanks!

  • http://www.JohnVasko.com jvasko

    That just made my day! And here I thought no one was paying attention!
    Thanks Diane.

  • http://www.JohnVasko.com jvasko

    My top albums for 2009 will be out soon too.

  • Diane

    I am definitely paying attention!! If it weren't for you, how else would I know about this music. Honestly, I'd probably only heard of two of the artists before reading your posts. Radio out here sucks, I don't go to clubs, I'm in musical hell with only WPLR that plays nothing but the same old Aerosmith, Led Zep, etc. And it's guaranteed that if they announce that a Clash song will be coming up, it will be Rock the Casbah. Makes me want to scream. Would it kill them to just once play Magnificent Seven???

  • http://www.JohnVasko.com jvasko

    Diane, Radio is pathetic almost everywhere I think – except in those small
    college towns where they have college radio. I totally agree with you. There
    are so many other great Clash songs. If someone from another country were
    visiting here and driving around with the radio on, they would think we were
    still in the 70's or 80's (unless of course they were listening to the
    oldies channel!)

    Also, I highly recommend http://www.kcrw.com/. You can listen over the
    Internet to their Eclectic 24. They have links for the playlists and also
    have a lot of in studio performances. It's been a favorite of mine since I
    lived in CA and I'm so glad I can access it here via the Internet. You can
    also look at the DJ's picks under the music tab.

    I will definitely send you a copy of my Top Albums compilation for 2009 as
    soon as I'm finished.

  • Diane

    I am definitely paying attention!! If it weren't for you, how else would I know about this music. Honestly, I'd probably only heard of two of the artists before reading your posts. Radio out here sucks, I don't go to clubs, I'm in musical hell with only WPLR that plays nothing but the same old Aerosmith, Led Zep, etc. And it's guaranteed that if they announce that a Clash song will be coming up, it will be Rock the Casbah. Makes me want to scream. Would it kill them to just once play Magnificent Seven???

  • http://www.JohnVasko.com jvasko

    Diane, Radio is pathetic almost everywhere I think – except in those small
    college towns where they have college radio. I totally agree with you. There
    are so many other great Clash songs. If someone from another country were
    visiting here and driving around with the radio on, they would think we were
    still in the 70's or 80's (unless of course they were listening to the
    oldies channel!)

    Also, I highly recommend http://www.kcrw.com/. You can listen over the
    Internet to their Eclectic 24. They have links for the playlists and also
    have a lot of in studio performances. It's been a favorite of mine since I
    lived in CA and I'm so glad I can access it here via the Internet. You can
    also look at the DJ's picks under the music tab.

    I will definitely send you a copy of my Top Albums compilation for 2009 as
    soon as I'm finished.