Rihanna Super Bowl set list: Which songs will be in 2023 halftime show?
Rihanna Super Bowl set list: Which songs will be in 2023 halftime show?
Which songs will be in Rihanna's halftime show?

Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show performance has been one of the most anticipated in recent years.

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One of the highest-selling artists of all time, Rihanna's career has been met with international acclaim and countless awards. But for several years, she was a bit more off the radar. She hasn't performed live since the 2018 Grammys and hasn't released a studio album since "Anti" in 2016. She had also self-imposed a boycott on the Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

In her illustrious career, Rihanna has released eight albums and 53 singles as the lead. Needless to say, she has quite a wide range of songs from which to select for her setlist in the 15-minute halftime show.

What does she have on her setlist? Here's what you need to know.

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Rihanna Super Bowl set list

Rihanna's set list has not yet been released, but that hasn't stopped speculation from swirling as to what might be on it. During her Super Bowl media availability, Rihanna explained that she has had 39 different versions of setlists as she tries to figure out how best to make the most of the time she has during the performance.

“That was the hardest, hardest part — deciding how to maximize 13 minutes but also celebrate. That’s what this show’s gonna be. It’s gonna be a celebration of my catalog in the best way that we could have put it together. You’re trying to cram 17 years of work into 13 minutes … but I think we did a pretty good job of narrowing it down,” Rihanna explained, according to Billboard. “There were probably about 39 version of the setlist right now. We’re on our 39th. Every little change counts, whether I want a guitar cut out, something muted, something added or just put in a whole new song, or take out a whole song.”

While Rihanna didn't explain which songs she is most likely to play, prop bets seem to be giving an indication about some that are among the most likely to be performed.

FanDuel lists "Don't Stop the Music" as the favorite to be the first song performed, and "Umbrella" to be her final song.

From there, the rest of the odds make it clear that there are certainly a favorites that are expected to be played. Songs like "Run This Town" and "Diamonds" join "Umbrella" and "Don't Stop the Music" as the four songs with better than +1000 odds to be either the first or last song.

Since Rihanna hasn't performed live since 2018, there's little to glean from past set lists. The last time she toured, her Anti World Tour in 2016, the song "Stay" was her most frequent opener. 

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Billboard released a list of the top 30 Rihanna-related songs on the Billboard Hot 100 through May 2022. The top five songs were "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, "Live Your Life" by T.I. featuring Rihanna, "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna, "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake and "Umbrella" by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z. Her top songs that didn't include another artist were "Disturbia" (No. 6), "Take A Bow" (No. 7), "Rude Boy" (No. 8), "Diamonds" (No. 9)" and "Only Girl (In the World)" (No. 11).

The odds still have several of her songs featuring another artist high on the lists, and give favorable odds for several guest appearances. Jay-Z is the favorite guest at -225, Calvin Harris has -175 odds to appear and Drake is at -150. Her partner, A$AP Rocky, is fourth at +200 in a tie with DJ Khaled. Kendrick Lamar (+250) and Eminem (+300) also have decent odds to appear in the Super Bowl, which would mark a second straight appearance for either of them.

There are a wide range of potential options for the halftime show from which Rihanna can choose. Oddsmakers say these songs are at least the most likely ones to start and finish the show:

First song odds

Song Odds
"Don't Stop The Music" +150
"Run This Town" +300
"Diamonds" +600
"This Is What You Came For" +600
"Bitch Better Have My Money" +800
"Umbrella" +1000
"Stay" +1100
"We Found Love" +1100
"Where Have You Been" +1500
"SOS" +1500
"Pon De Replay" +1500
"Shut Up And Drive" +1500
"What's My Name" +2000
"Work" +2000
"Rude Boy" +2000
"S&M" +2000
"Only Girl (In The World)" +2200
"FourFiveSeconds" +2500
"Needed Me" +2500

Last song odds

Song Odds
"Umbrella" +200
"Run This Town" +400
"Don't Stop The Music" +600
"We Found Love" +700
"SOS" +1000
"Diamonds" +1000
"Bitch Better Have My Money" +1200
"Disturbia" +1200
"Stay" +1500
"Pon de Replay" +1500
"FourFiveSeconds" +1500
"This Is What You Came For" +1500
"Shut Up And Drive" +1500
"Take A Bow" +1500
"What's My Name" +2000
"Where Have You Been" +2500
"Love On The Brain" +2500
"Love The Way You Lie" +3000
"Rude Boy" +3000

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