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Only Girl (In the World) is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her fifth album, Loud (2010). The album's lead single, it was released on September 10. Crystal Johnson wrote the song in collaboration with producers Stargate and Sandy Vee. 

One Direction performed the song on the Semi-Finals of X Factor Series 7 Live Shows in 2010.

Background

Only Girl (In the World) was written by Crystal Johnson with the song's producers, Stargate and Sandy Vee. Rihanna had previously worked with Stargate on the singles "Hate That I Love You", "Don't Stop the Music" and "Rude Boy".

According to Tor Erik Hermansen of Stargate, "Only Girl (In the World)" was the first song created for Loud and Rihanna decided to include it on the album before recording her vocals. In a webchat with fans, Rihanna said that she wanted to take the next step as an artist: "I didn’t want to go backward and remake Good Girl Gone Bad. I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna, and it’s perfect for us. You guys are always defending me, so now you’ve got some great songs to justify it."

Lyrics

La la la la
La la la la
La la la la
(Uh, yeah)
La la la la

[Verse 1]
I want you to love me, like I'm a hot ride
Keep thinkin' of me, doin' what you like
So boy forget about the world cause it's gon' be me and you tonight
I wanna make you beg for it, then I'm a make you swallow your pride

Ooh

[Chorus]
Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that's in command
Cause I'm the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man (yeah)
Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only one

[Verse 2]
Want you to take it, like a thief in the night
Hold me like a pillow, make me feel right
Baby I'll tell you all my secrets that I'm keepin', you can come inside
And when you enter, you ain't leavin', be my prisoner for the night

[Chorus]
Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that's in command
Cause I'm the only one who understands, like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only one

[Bridge]
Take me for a ride, ride
Oh baby, take me high, high
Let me make you first, first
Oh make it last all night, night
Take me for a ride, ride
Oh baby, take me high, high
Let me make you first, first
Make it last all night

[Chorus]
Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that's in command
Cause I'm the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man
Only girl in the world
Girl in the world
Only girl in the world
Girl in the world

Performance

One Direction sing Only Girl In The World - The X Factor Live Semi-Final (Full Version)

One Direction sing Only Girl In The World - The X Factor Live Semi-Final (Full Version)

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