Flawless top 3. I had the same when TTT wasn't even out yet !
( except I'd put Hard at #1 and Russian Roulette at #2... ).
"Russian Roulette" : Definitely her best lead single. I was really taken aback at the first listen but this is just amazing. The slow and breath-taking instrumental combined with the frightening lyrics creates a depressing atmosphere that I love, somehow. The chorus is amazing as well, it gives me goosebumps. 9.5/10
"Hard" ft. Jeezy : It's unquestionably Rihanna's best song to me. The beginning is so good and gets me excited at once, especially with the "Yeah-Yeah-Yeah" parts. The instrumental is fierce, destructive and really effective, just like the chorus, a bit weak yet incredibly catchy.
I love how Rihanna is so cocky and fearless both in the song(lyrics) and the video, that side of hers interested me at the time because of certain circumstances....
I don't know if she'll top it but I hope so. It will be hard
, though. 10/10
"S&M" : Her best dance song after We Found Love. I remember I liked it so much when it leaked and I still adore it. It's such a great introduction to LOUD, fun, sexy and playful.
The chorus is pretty catchy ( I love how her voice is raspy... it's hot.
) but my favourite part is the bridge, it's amazing.
I wish it was the lead single instead of "Only Girl", but it would have been risky to release it first. One of her best songs, anyway. 9/10