“SOS” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006). It was written by Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart and Ed Cobb, with production was handled by Rotem. It was released on February 14, 2006, as the lead single from the album. “SOS” is a dance-pop song with elements of dance music, and contains a compositional sample of “Tainted Love”, a song written by Cobb in 1965 and popularised by Soft Cell. Critical reception of “SOS” was positive, with the majority of music critics praising the inclusion of the “Tainted Love” sample.