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Rihanna ft. Drake, "Work"
With nearly 7 million views, "Work" was the most viewed song on Genius. In other words, people could not figure out what the hell Rihanna was saying.
"Work" was so confusing, that it also garnered more than one million lyric clicks. That means specific lyrics from "Work" were clicked on over and over again, so Genius users could learn their meaning.
Drake ft. Kyla & Wizkid, "One Dance"
Drake's "One Dance" was the second most viewed song on Genius with 4,957,648 views. Yes, another set of Patois-infused lyrics. Notice a pattern emerging here?
Do you remember where you were the day that "Formation" dropped? Of course you do: It was one of the few shining moments of 2016. Since most people didn't have access to the video or song — without a Tidal account, that is — it was pretty hard for the Hive to learn the lyrics quickly. Maybe that explains why "Formation" got over 4 million views on Genius this year.