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"We Found Love" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"We Found Love" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Cleanest song yet from R&B diva; video is very sexual.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 17 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Falling in love is a beautiful thing.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to open themselves up to love.


Though the song's lyrics are clean, its video is quite racy, with a scantily clad Rihanna in a variety of different sex scenes.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "We Found Love" is one of the cleanest songs that Rihanna has ever recorded. With no profanity, graphic sexual descriptions, or references to violence or substances, the track just has simple lyrics about falling in love with someone. That said, the super-sultry video showing a scantily clad Rihanna in a variety of different sex scenes is too intense for younger kids.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byteddybear88 October 21, 2011


Song is great! video is BAD!
Adult Written bychagsters January 28, 2012


I don't understand why this song is very popular. Repetitive lyrics, a terrible synth, horrendous build-up and her voice sounds nasty. What happened to the... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byTotally500 November 11, 2011

we found good

the song is good its just that the music video is wrong
Teen, 15 years old Written byKiPunk11 December 26, 2011

Oi! You've got your Rihanna in moi techno!

It's the kind of music I listen to when I'm playing Tetris: clubby techno. Lyrics are repetitive. The video is quite sexual, but one thing I'm su... Continue reading

What's the story?

"WE FOUND LOVE" is the first track off R&B diva Rihanna's sixth album. In a departure from her usual edgy approach, the singer keeps it really clean in this song, sticking with a more wholesome description of falling in love. However, the video takes a 180-degree turn, depicting the singer in several skimpy outfits and compromising positions with various men.

Is it any good?

This song's light, airy tones go well with RiRi's upbeat vocals. Though there's nothing complex to the arrangement, the single features a catchy, danceable vibe that will be right at home in the clubs (or at slumber parties and school dances).

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Rihanna would pair a wholesome song with an especially explicit video. Is this a mixed message?

  • Does the video do a good job of relating the spirit of the song? Why or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Rihanna
  • Release date: October 3, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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