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"Walks Like Rihanna"
Single by The Wanted
from the album Word of Mouth
B-side "Drunk on Love"
Released 23 June 2013
Format
Recorded 2012
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:22
Label Global Talent
Writer(s)
  • Henrik Michelsen
  • Edvard Førre Erfjord
  • Andy Hill
Producer(s)
  • Electric
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
The Wanted singles chronology
"I Found You"
(2012)
"Walks Like Rihanna"
(2013)
"We Own the Night"
(2013)
Music video
"Walks Like Rihanna" on YouTube

"Walks Like Rihanna" is a song by the British-Irish boy band The Wanted. It was released in Australia on 10 May 2013, and in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 23 June 2013, as the third single from their third studio album Word of Mouth (2013). The song was written by Andy Hill, Henrik Michelsen, and Edvard Førre Erfjord, and it was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, with additional production by Michelsen and Erfjord under their stage name Electric.

The title of the song is a reference to Barbadian singer Rihanna. It peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart and number three in the Republic of Ireland.

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on 7 May 2013, at a total length of three minutes and thirty-four seconds.[1] It features parodies of three other well-known boy bands' videos: "Bye Bye Bye" by 'N Sync, "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys, and "Back for Good" by Take That.

Track listing[edit]

CD single / digital EP[2][3]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Walks Like Rihanna"  
  • Henrik Michelsen
  • Edvard Førre Erfjord
  • Andy Hill
  • Electric
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
3:22
2. "Walks Like Rihanna" (7th Heaven Club Mix)
  • Henrik Michelsen
  • Edvard Førre Erfjord
  • Andy Hill
  • Electric
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
  • 7th Heaven*
6:41
3. "Walks Like Rihanna" (Denim Colla and M-X Mix)
  • Henrik Michelsen
  • Edvard Førre Erfjord
  • Andy Hill
  • Electric
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
  • Denim Colla*
  • M-X*
5:20
4. "Drunk on Love"  
Harry Sommerdahl 3:23
5. "Walks Like Rihanna" (Karaoke Version)
  • Henrik Michelsen
  • Edvard Førre Erfjord
  • Andy Hill
  • Electric
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
3:22
German CD single[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Walks Like Rihanna"  
  • Henrik Michelsen
  • Edvard Førre Erfjord
  • Andy Hill
  • Electric
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
3:23
2. "Walks Like Rihanna" (7th Heaven Club Edit)
  • Henrik Michelsen
  • Edvard Førre Erfjord
  • Andy Hill
  • Electric
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
  • 7th Heaven*
6:38

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording[5]
Personnel[5]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom[25] 29 April 2013 Radio premiere
Australia 10 May 2013[26] Digital download
United States 28 May 2013[27]
United Kingdom[28] 23 June 2013
  • CD
  • digital download
Ireland[29]
Germany 28 June 2013

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Walks Like Rihanna EP: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
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  4. ^ "Walks Like Rihanna (2-Track): Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  5. ^ a b Walks Like Rihanna (CD liner notes). The Wanted. Global Talent Records. 2013. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
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  10. ^ a b BPP, ed. (September 2013). "Billboard Brasil Hot 100 Airplay". Billboard Brasil (44): 88. 
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201328 into search.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 26, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest.
  17. ^ "Tutti i successi del 2013" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Wanted search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna" Canciones Top 50.
  21. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-07-06". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  22. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201328 into search.
  23. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-07-06" UK Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "British single certifications – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Walks Like Rihanna in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  25. ^ Vinaixa, Josep (8 May 2013). "29 April 2013". josepvinaixa.com. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "iTunes - Music - Walks Like Rihanna - Single by The Wanted". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  27. ^ "iTunes - Music - Walks Like Rihanna - Single by The Wanted". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  28. ^ "Walks Like Rihanna - Single". iTunes Store (UK). Apple. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "Walks Like Rihanna - Single". iTunes Store (IRE). Apple. Retrieved 20 May 2013.