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We Found Love
Song

We Found Love

Rihanna
Album:
Talk That Talk

Song Meaning and Background of We Found Love by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris


The pair who found love in a hopeless place is described in the song's lyrics.


The song achieved enormous global success. For ten weeks in a row, it topped the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest-running number-one single of 2011.


When Harris went on tour with Rihanna, British singer Leona Lewis said that she was the one who was originally selected to sing the song, but she lost out to the latter.


Harris spoke of the success of the song. "It changed absolutely everything. Career-wise it was the best thing that could ever have happened. For example, in America my tune 'Feel So Close' came out about three months before. But when 'We Found Love' came out, the radio started playing 'Feel So Close' like it was the single after. Then that did really well, it charted well and sold a lot of copies.


Lyrics of We Found Love by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris


Yellow diamonds in the light

And we're standing side by side

As your shadow crosses mine

What it takes to come alive

 

It's the way I'm feeling I just can't deny

But I've gotta let it go

 

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

 

Shine a light through an open door

Love and life I will divide

Turn away 'cause I need you more

Feel the heartbeat in my mind

 

It's the way I'm feeling I just can't deny

But I've gotta let it go

 

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

 

Yellow diamonds in the light

And we're standing side by side

As your shadow crosses mine (mine, mine, mine)

 

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

 

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place

Release Date

2011

Songwriter/s

Calvin Harris

Producer/s

Calvin Harris

Label/s

Def Jam, SRP

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