Umbrella - Rihanna 
Monday, 14 January, 2013, 05:54 - Singles Of The 2000s
Original Cover Artwork of Rihanna Umberella Rihanna's 2007 hit Umbrella was arguably the biggest selling song of 2007 in most countries around the world. The chorus's refrain of 'you can stand under by umber ella, ella, ella, hey, hey, hey, under my umber ella, ella, ella, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey' marks what must be the pinnacle of lyric writing being second only to the lyrics from LL Cool J's 2003 song Paradise which includes the line 'Belly to belly, one hand on the jelly, at the telly on the celly, get that money Ellie' - truly masterful words. The cover of the single has Ms Fenty posing with, guess what, an umber ella ella ella, hey hey hey. It seems someone has thrown a bucket of water at her and whilst in the picture she appears to be dry, she must surely have gotten soaked when the water hit as her umber ella ella ella, hey hey hey, is far too weedy to deal with that level of precipitation.

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Cover Artwork Remix of Rihanna Umberella Now obviously, the cover of Ms Fenty's single ticks every possible box in that it shows Ms Fenty, and an umber ella ella ella, hey hey hey. There is not much that can be done to improve upon this. But the song does lead itself to having its cover replaced by some alternatives and that is what AllBum.Art is all about. In this first revision, Ms Fenty has been replaced by a different lady (though arguably Ms Fenty is no lady). The new lady (though arguably in that get-up she is no lady either) is carrying an umbrella but little else. It appears she may have been wearing something at some point as she is holding a skimpy piece of cloth in a strategic position to cover her modesty. Or perhaps she had got wet from some rain and as a result had used a cloth to dry herself. What is certain is that her umbrella seems more robust than that of Ms Fenty. Conversely, if she does get wet, she would presumably dry more quickly.

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Cover Artwork Remix of Rihanna Umberella This second revision of the cover is unusual for many reasons. Firstly, the girl pictured seems to think that walking naked in the snow in high heels is a good idea. Actually there are several schools of though on this issue and whilst some argue that it is just plain stupid to be out in freezing and icy conditions in high heels, others argue that the stiletto heel can penetrate snow and provide additional grip (as crampons do for climbers on icy mountains). Secondly, most people tend not to use umbrellas in the snow. It's not that they don't work, just that people forget that snow melts and is just frozen rain. In this respect she is perhaps quite sensible. The fact that the rim of her umbrella matches her shoes is a nice touch. The fact that she is almost completely naked in a park full of snow demonstrates, on the other hand, that she is clearly missing something - and not just her clothes. She will catch a nasty chill like that.

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