Rihanna – Russian Roulette Review
“Russian Roulette” is taken from Barbadian singer Rihanna’s 4th studio album “Rated R”. It was released on 26 October, 2009 by Def Jam Recordings as the lead single from the album. It was produced and written by Chuck-Harmoney and Ne-Yo. The official music video was released on 13 November, 2009 and directed by Anthony Mandler.
Rihanna performed “Russian Roulette” live on Good MOrning American, on the Late Show with David Letterman, on the 6th season of The X Factor and during her Last Girl on Earth Tour.
Rob Harvilla from “The Village Voice” commented about “Russian Roulette” that “It is actually a free, suspenseful, thrashing torch music, that produces regarding in a big way distressing being attentive”. Andy Kellman from “Allmusic” commented “Despite the actual recognition that it must be metaphorical, the actual track startles using its cautious gasps, rotating cylinders, as well as passages which are glacially spaced, in which a chilly keyboard collection and also the minor inflections within Rihanna’s tone of voice tend to be top as well as middle”.
“Russian Roulette” debuted at number 11 on the ARIA Singles Chart, at number 19 on the RIANZ Singles Chart, at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100, at number 9 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs, at number 56 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart, at number 36 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, at number 62 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, at number 33 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and at number 9 on the Canadian Hot 100.