Rihanna’s S&M was banned from many radio stations around the world but still managed to become a hit around the world and come with within the top five songs in the 2011 billboard chart. S means Sadochism, which mean you gain pleasure, often in a sexually way, from hurting other people. M means masochism, meaning you gain pleasure by being hurt, sometimes abused. Both terms are often used in a sort of play in bed. The songs included lyrics like “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me” Rihanna reinforces the title of the song; that Rihanna is a bad girl and she likes to sleep around and have fun by getting hurt in a sexual way. Rihanna used this song to Advertise and market her new image to the people. The bad Rihanna, And that made Rihanna more popular now than ever. The song also included lyrics like “Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it, Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it” Rihanna delivers the message that she is so bad that she is actually getting good at it. And that attracted millions of people worldwide especially teenagers. Music that delivers a sexual image tends to sell more and attract more and more people, especially if the song has a music video that enforces the idea of sexual content in both the video and the lyrics. Rihanna keeps on repeating the line “Come on, come on, come on I like it-like it”. Rihanna is using these lyrics to show how bad of a girl she is becoming, that she likes to get hurt in bed by having rough sex. This reinforces her bad image that she is creating of herself, to become more and more popular and attracts millions of people around the world.
Another song that attracted millions of people around the world was Love Game by Lady Gaga. This song was on the top charts of everything, with just a couple of days after being released. The song starts with “Let's have