Eriksen, Vee and Hermansen provided the instrumentation, and Johnson sang background vocals.
The singer "pours her heart out" in the chorus: "Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world/ Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love/ Like I'm the only one who knows your heart/ Only girl in the world." Fraser Mc Alpine of the BBC compared the song's message to that of the German fairy tale "Rapunzel"; Rihanna is not willing to throw her hair out of the castle for just any man to come and satisfy her, "particularly not someone who isn't prepared to make the climb up to her scarily high window." Analyzing the song, the BBC's Fraser Mc Alpine questioned why "Only Girl (In the World)" leaves a "positive impression" on the listener despite its arrogant, domineering tone.
Rihanna contacted Stargate before Loud's production and asked them to create lively, uptempo music.
The album's lead single, it was released on September 10.
Crystal Johnson wrote the song in collaboration with producers Stargate and Sandy Vee.
Rihanna performed "Only Girl (In the World)" on Saturday Night Live in the United States, The X Factor in the United Kingdom and a shortened version at the 31st Brit Awards.
Anthony Mandler directed the song's music video, in which Rihanna is alone in an open natural landscape.
The video suggests that she is the only female in the world, echoing the song's title and lyrics, and critics praised its bright, colorful theme.
"Only Girl (In the World)" won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011.
Backed by strong bass and synthesizer, it is a eurodance song that incorporates elements of hi-NRG, rave and R&B in its composition.
In its lyrics, Rihanna demands physical attention from her lover.
it was dark and even though the water was warm everyone was starting to get a bit cold', Brinkley Davies told Daily Mail Australia.
The South Australian couple said that the little girl on board was a 'trooper' and 'wasn't fazed at all' , handling the frightening situation better than everyone else and staying calm until rescue arrived.
At that point, the injury should be treated as an open wound and a veterinarian should be consulted.