Rihanna’s version of Same Old Love has resurfaced online (Picture: Getty)
Rihanna’s demo version of Selena Gomez’s hit single Same Old Love has resurfaced, and naturally, it sounds amazing.
The Pon De Replay singer had been offered the chance to record the track back when she was working on her last album, ANTI.
And while the song sounds amazing with Riri’s vocals, the singer decided to pass on the single.
Anyone who’s listened to ANTI will know that the song could have been made to fit the vibe of the album, but the Love On The Brain singer had the perfect sultry belters on the project.
In the end, Selena Gomez went on to release the track in 2015 and it featured on her album, Revival.
The single is currently has over 400 million Spotify streams and has been certified 3x platinum so everything worked out pretty well.
At the time, many fans believed she was singing about her relationship with on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber.
The song was written by British musician Charli XCX along with Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Benny Blanco, Ross Golan, and Tor Erik Hermansen.
same old love in rihanna voice is perfect. (selena killed this also)pic.twitter.com/0N9uph0cDY
— hiatus. ð¦ (@fentyslow) May 26, 2020
Rihanna should have released Same Old Love, she killed that shit ð¥
— Luka (@RogueReloaded) May 26, 2020
Back in 2016, Charli opened up about the song’s journey to Genius as she explained: ‘[I] wrote the song with StarGate and Benny Blanco and Ross Golan at the beginning of 2015.
‘I think at one point Rihanna was gonna sing it or something, but then I think the direction of her record changed and it wasn’t right for her anymore (anti is one of my fav albums of the year btw slay).’
She continued: ‘Then I think Selena heard it and was into it, and she sang it, and it just suited her voice and her story so well.
‘The song felt so emotional and real coming from her. I was really happy she cut it; it felt very powerful.’
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Same Old Love is just one of the many songs that Rihanna had the chance to release, but decided not to.
Miley Cyrus’ game-changing single We Can’t Stop, Sia’s Cheap Thrills and The Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down are just some of the ones we know about.
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