The No. 10 spot was a close call between "Listen" (from Dreamgirls) and "Ave Maria," but we've gotta go with the latter: The new classic kicks off with the plucking off some light strings and you know by the end you'll be singing through tears.
It's not like Beyoncé had to tell us she was a diva. We already knew. But this base-heavy jam acted as a crash course for people that never knew what a diva was in the first place: It's the female version of a hustler. Duh.
Every now and then Bey likes to get a little funky, like on this reggae-infused dancehall tune that finds our naughty girl cooing Donna Summer-style how much she'd love to love us (baby). Sexiest. Disco. Ever.
The mostly ballad-packed album 4 produced at least one enormous club banger: the Major Lazer-sampling "You go, girl!" anthem that had everyone, male and female, dancing. That is, when they weren't raising a glass to the college grads.
The highly anticipated follow-up to "Crazy In Love" comes packed with base, hi-hat and 808 (B says so herself). If you experience a bit of déjà vu yourself when this song comes on, it's just because every HOV collaboration is amazing.
Beyoncé stepped away from R&B roots with this surreal electropop tune, which features these standout lyrics: "My guilty pleasure, I ain't going nowhere / As long as you're here, I'll be floating on air" (which, from Bey's mouth, sounds like the greatest threat ever).
As if the original track wasn't hot enough, Beyoncé added a verse of dance instruction. And when Beyoncé tells you to do the uh oh (uh oh uh oh) or pat your weave or do the Naomi Campbell walk, you listen. Just don't forget to stop! Cool off, cool off!
Oh, you want a power ballad, huh? Well they don't come more powerful than this one, which finds Beyoncé belting alongside what sounds to be every instrument in the entire world (including a dope one-second drum solo). All together now: HaloOOooOOoooOOo.
There's no song we'd rather listen to when we're ridin' in our boo's coupe: There's brass, a xylophone and a Boyz II Men sample. Not to mention Beyoncé rhyming, "I'm all up under him like it's cold (winter time)" with "all up in the kitchen in my heels (dinner time)."
It's the song that started it all. The definitive best Beyoncé jam is her first, complete with a guest spot by now-husband Jay-Z, a killer hook and a chorus of horns that you have to dance to. Literally have to, Pavlovian conditioning-style.
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