4. ‘Check on It’
Listen to the best Beyoncé songs
We asked our readers to vote for their favorite Beyonce songs. Here are the results. As she's grown more famous, the cultural potency of her songs have become more powerful. On the single, she's blunt and aggressive above a throbbing bass line. The emotional ballad "If I Were a Boy" challenged relationship gender roles and gave an intimate look at the pain of a tense relationship where trust is quickly dissolving. Of all the anthems the pop star has made about independence and female power, "Single Ladies" is the most iconic. The song itself — one of her first collaborations with husband Jay Z — helped propel the singer into solo stardom, helping efficiently launch her career outside of Destiny's Child. Since its release, the single has become one of the best-selling songs of all time and garnered two Grammy Awards.
She has sold over million albums  and over million records as a solo artist,  and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child ,   making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She released her first solo album, Dangerously in Love , during the hiatus of Destiny's Child. Sasha Fierce , was a double CD set , intended to reflect the two facets of her personality. Sasha Fierce sold 3. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Discography of the American singer and songwriter. Retrieved January 10, July 2, Jet : Retrieved July 18,
At this point, even JAY-Z is making better music because of her. The evolution of pop hits can be truly astounding. Does any of that make sense to you? And would it shock you that her newest chart-topper is the least essential thing on this list? The effusive minimalism of this wordy soundtrack vamp was instantly memorable and would be a signature earworm for almost any other pop star.