If the world seemed to be shining extra bright (à la a diamond) on Friday, there's a reason: It was Rihanna's birthday. To celebrate the patron saint of the Cupcake Doll dress turning 27 years old, I rounded up a bunch of lyrics from her songs. Said lyrics have one thing in common: all happen to be tips for living your best life. Whether she's recording one hit after another, swimming with sharks, throwing sick parties, slaying at the CFDAs, sitting court side at NBA games, or just killing it on Instagram, Robyn Rihanna Fenty regularly exhibits Live Your Best Life Behavior. And her lyrics regularly reflect her LYBLB. We could all learn a thing or two from these LYBL lyrics.
Here are RiRi lyrics that'll teach you how to live your best life (ay ay ay ay ay ay):
Rocking this skirt/Rocking this club/Got my middle finger up/I don't really give a f*ck — “Rockstar 101”
When at the club, DGAF > GAF. Never forget it.
Think I give a damn, boy don't you know who I am?/I ain't running around chasing no dude/Think somebody else like me gonna come around/Boy you got it misunderstood — “Jump”
Who wants to/has the time to chase anyone around? No thanks.
Don't let the bastards get ya down —“Cheers (Drink To That)”
Shine bright like a diamond/Shine bright like a diamond/Shine bright like a diamond — “Diamonds”
Shine. Bright. Like. A. Diamond.
And we got three more days 'til Friday — "FourFiveSeconds"
Friday is a very important day. Always keep tabs on Friday.
I'm going dumb with all my friends — "Pour It Up"
What are friends for?
Just live your life/Ain't got no time for no haters — "Live Your Life"
Everybody's vibin' so don't nobody start a fight, yeah — “Cheers (Drink To That)”
Don't be "that guy."
Tomorrow's way too far away/And we can't get back yesterday/But we young right now/We got right now/So get up right now/'Cause all we got is right now — “Right Now”
Live in the moment, my friend.
Doesn't matter who you are or where you're from/Come and dance to the music of the sun/Forget about your troubles it's alright/Let them go 'til we see the morning light — "Music Of The Sun"
Dancing is always the answer.
All you need to know that I’m a 2 times 5 — "Raining Men"
Be confident, you 10, you.
Shake it 'til the moon becomes the sun — "Pon De Replay"
Never stop dancing.
I pitch with a grenade/Swing away if you're feeling brave —"Wait Your Turn"
You may want to proceed with caution if someone tosses a grenade your way (i.e., don't hit the grenade with a bat).
Four o'clock and we ain't going home/Cause I still got my money —“Pour It Up”
4 a.m. is no excuse to call it a night.
Said I'll always be a friend/Took an oath/Imma stick it out 'til the end — "Umbrella"
This is Being A Good Friend: 101
Get dem haters out your circle — “Dem Haters”
As Joey Gladstone might say, cut them out.
I'm roasting marshmallows on the fire —“Breakin Dishes”
What? S'mores are always a good idea.
Cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake — "Cake"
What? Cake is always a good idea.