"We Found Love" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011).It was written, produced by, and features Scottish DJ Calvin Harris; the song was also featured on his third album 18 Months (2012).
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The song's lyrics speak of a couple who "found love in a hopeless place".
"We Found Love" was met with mixed reviews from music critics, who praised the song's composition and Rihanna's vocal performance; however, some critics felt that the lyrical content was sparse and came second to Harris' production.
The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks, becoming the longest running number-one single of 2011.
The single also surpassed "Umbrella" and became Rihanna's longest running number one single.
The song has been performed on both the UK and US versions of The X Factor, as well as at the 2012 Grammy Awards and the 2012 BRIT Awards.
Multiple recording artists have covered "We Found Love" including alternative rock band Coldplay and English singer Jessie J.
The song also used for the trailer of 2012 comedy-drama film Magic Mike, in the TV series Sherlock, and in the film American Honey "It changed absolutely everything.
Career-wise it was the best thing that could ever have happened.
It was the singer's eleventh song to top the Hot 100, placing her in third place among female recording artists amassing the most number one singles.
"We Found Love" topped the charts in twenty-five other countries including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
"We Found Love" became one of the most successful songs in 20 as well becoming the 24th most successful single of all time in the US.