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Released: 28th November 2005.

Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You WantAfter the massive hit "Pon De Replay", Rihanna takes a more chilled out approach on the second single from her debut album "Music Of The Sun". It might not be as instantly catchy as "Pon De Replay", but it should still see Rihanna break the Top 20, or maybe even score a surprise Top 10 hit.

* * * (Jabba Dubba)

After exploding onto the worldwide urban music scene with the genius club groove of "Pon De Replay", US starlet Rihanna follows in the footsteps of many other fine-looking singers with a hot debut and a weak follow up. Lacking all of the spark and charm of her previous anthem, "If It's Lovin' That You Want" is a very poor, mid-tempo love track with a faint Caribbean feel. It's so tired, it's bereft of all the magic that made "Pon De Replay" such an enticing listen, and tracks like this will see Rihanna destined for the pop scrap heap.

* * (Muzikritik)

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