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  1. 1+1

    1+1 (2011)

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    "1+1" is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was released by Columbia Records in the United States on May 25, 2011, as a promotional single. Serving as the opening track on 4, it was written and produced by Knowles, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. "1+1" was originally titled "Nothing But Love" and The-Dream had initially planned to include it on his second studio album, Love vs. Money (2009). A down-tempo contemporary R&B and soul music power ballad, "1+1" Knowles expressing her endless love to her soul mate; the lyrics make strong statements about the power of the relationship.


  2. A Woman Like Me

    A Woman Like Me

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  3. At Last

    At Last (1957)

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    "At Last" is a 1941 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film Orchestra Wives, starring George Montgomery and Ann Rutherford. It was performed in the film and on record by Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with vocals by Ray Eberle and Pat Friday. Unreleased recordings of the song, however, had been made in 1941 by Glenn Miller for possible inclusion in the film Sun Valley Serenade. An orchestral version of the song without lyrics first appeared in that movie in 1941. A new version was recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in Chicago on May 20, 1942, and released by RCA Victor Records as a 78 single, catalogue number 27934-B, backed with the A side "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo". The song reached number 9 on the Billboard pop charts in 1942, staying on the charts for 9 weeks, and later became a standard. In 1960, it was covered by blues singer Etta James in an arrangement by Riley Hampton that improvised on Warren's melody. James' version was the title track in the same-named album At Last! and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.


  4. Ave Maria

    Ave Maria (2008)

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    "Ave Maria" is a song by American R&B recording artist Beyoncé Knowles from her third studio album I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench and Makeba Riddick wrote the song in collaboration with its producers Knowles and production duo Stargate. As stated by Ghost, "Ave Maria" was inspired by Knowles' and her own respective marriages. The song is a re-write of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria". It is instrumentally complete with a piano and strings. Throughout the ballad, Knowles sings in a lower register with an operatic soprano. Lyrically, it speaks about being surrounded by friends but still feeling alone.


  5. Baby Boy

    Baby Boy

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    "Baby Boy" is song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles, featuring Jamaican reggae rapper Sean Paul. The track was produced by Scott Storch for Knowles' debut studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003). Consisting of a lyrical interpolation of "No Fear" by hip-hop group O.G.C, "Baby Boy" was written by Knowles, Storch, Paul, Robert Waller and Jay-Z. "Baby Boy" is an R&B–reggae song whose lyrics detail a woman's fantasies, and in keeping with the album's overall theme, Knowles' deemed them as personal to her. The song was considered to be a sequel to Knowles' 2002 collaboration with Jay-Z on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde".


  6. Beautiful Liar

    Beautiful Liar (2010)

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    "Beautiful Liar" (Spanish: Bello embustero) is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé and Colombian Latin pop singer Shakira. It was written by Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, and Stargate members Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, and produced by Stargate and Knowles for the re-release of Knowles' second solo album, B'Day (2006). The mixing of the song was done by Gustavo Celis. "Beautiful Liar" was released on March 14, 2007, by Columbia Records as the first single from the deluxe edition of the album. A Spanish and English mixed version of the song was produced and titled "Bello Embustero".


  7. Best Thing I Never Had

    Best Thing I Never Had (2011)

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    "Best Thing I Never Had" is a song recorded by the American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was released by Columbia Records on June 1, 2011, as the second single from the album. "Best Thing I Never Had" was composed by Patrick "J. Que" Smith, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Symbolyc One, Caleb McCambpell, Antonio Dixon, Knowles, and Shea Taylor. The song was originally not written as a ballad, but was inspired by the drumming on Doug E. Fresh's 1985 single "The Show". Beyoncé said that anyone, regardless of gender, should be able to relate to the song.


  8. Broken-Hearted Girl

    Broken-Hearted Girl (2008)

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    "Broken-Hearted Girl" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her 2008 double album I Am... Sasha Fierce. Written by Knowles, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and production duo Stargate, it was initially a classic rhythm and blues song until Babyface changed the arrangement and chords. The track appears on the I Am... disc, the songs on which give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Knowles' life stripped of her make-up and celebrity trappings. It is a midtempo pop ballad accompanied by piano, strings, and drum machine beats. The lyrics describe heartache and the insecurities of love.


  9. Countdown

    Countdown (2011)

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    "Countdown" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). The song was written by Knowles, Terius Nash, Shea Taylor, Ester Dean, Cainon Lamb, Julie Frost, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris, and produced by Beyoncé, Taylor and Lamb. The song's conception was brought about by Knowles desiring to mix musical styles of the 1990s with the 1970s. It was sent to radio on October 4, 2011 as the fourth single from 4.


  10. Daddy

    Daddy (2003)

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    "Daddy" is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé for her debut studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003). It was composed by Knowles as well as Mark Batson. The song was not originally intended to be featured on the final track listing of the album. Knowles was able to record the song as the release date of her debut album had been postponed. "Daddy" was released to US iTunes Store as a digital single on June 3, 2003, through Columbia Records.


  11. Dance for You

    Dance for You

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    "Dance for You" is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé for the deluxe edition of her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was written by Knowles, Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, while production was handled by the former two. "Dance for You" is a midtempo R&B and synthpop song, in which Knowles adopts sensual vocals. The instrumental elements used on it include echoing drum patterns and clapping synthesizers. In "Dance for You", Knowles, as the female protagonist, speaks of the love she has for her man and about all the things she will do to show him her appreciation.


  12. Dangerously In Love 2

    Dangerously In Love 2 (2003)

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    "Dangerously in Love 2" is a song written and produced by Beyoncé and Errol McCalla, Jr. The ballad was first recorded by Destiny's Child for their third studio album Survivor (2001), under the title "Dangerously in Love", and is one of the few songs on Survivor that Knowles sings almost completely solo. The song later became the title track to Knowles' debut album with some minor adjustments instrumentally. "Dangerously in Love 2" is an R&B and soul ballad, the lyrics of which detail romantic obsession.


  13. Diva

    Diva (2008)

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    "Diva" is a song by American singer Beyoncé. The song was written and produced by Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford, Sean Garrett, and Knowles for her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). It was released as the album's third overall single in the United States alongside the third international single "Halo". "Diva" is an R&B song, which is set in a hip hop groove, and carries a stuttering beat. Its lyrics deliver messages of independence and female empowerment. The song boasts a beat and a bassline similar to those of another Bangladesh 2008 production, "A Milli" by American rapper, Lil Wayne; critics coined "Diva" as a "female companion" to the latter.


  14. Ego

    Ego (2009)

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    "Ego" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for the deluxe edition of her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). The song was composed by Elvis Williams, Harold Lilly, and Knowles. "Ego" was officially remixed with additional vocals from hip hop artist, Kanye West. Initially planned to be released in January 2010 as the second urban single in the US along with the third international single "Halo", the release of "Ego" was canceled and replaced by "Diva". "Ego" was later serviced as the third urban single, and fifth overall single in the US on May 19, 2009 alongside the fourth international single "Sweet Dreams".


  15. End of Time

    End of Time (2011)

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    "End of Time" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was written by Knowles, Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Shea Taylor and David "Switch" Taylor while its production was handled by Knowles, Nash and Taylor. Initially rumored to be titled "Till the End of Time", a demo of the song leaked online on May 20, 2011, giving rise to speculation that the song was a potential follow-up to the lead single, "Run the World (Girls)" (2011). However, "Best Thing I Never Had" was ultimately chosen as the second single. In February 2012, it was announced through Knowles' website that "End of Time" will be the fifth and final single from 4. It was sent to contemporary hit radio stations in the United Kingdom on April 23, 2012.


  16. Fever

    Fever (1972)

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    "Fever" is a song written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the pseudonym John Davenport. It was originally recorded by American R&B singer Little Willie John in 1956 and released as a single in April of the same year. The song managed to top the Billboard R&B Best Sellers in the US and peak at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was received positively by music critics and included on several lists of the best songs during the time it was released.


  17. Flaws and All

    Flaws and All (2007)

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    "Flaws and All" is a song by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles, included on the 2007 deluxe edition of her second studio album, B'Day (2006). It was composed by Ne-Yo, Shea Taylor, Knowles and Solange Knowles, while Beyoncé Knowles and Taylor produced it. In the R&B song, Knowles shows appreciation for the love given by her man, who sees through all of her flaws and loves her unconditionally. "Flaws and All" received positive reviews from critics, who lauded Knowles' emotion and vulnerability on the track. Some critics also noted that the song was better than some of the songs on the standard edition of B'Day.


  18. Freakum Dress

    Freakum Dress (2006)

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    "Freakum Dress" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for her second studio album, B'Day (2006). It was composed by Knowles, Rich Harrison, and Makeba Riddick. "Freakum Dress" is similar to songs that Destiny's Child used to record in the 1990s. The song draws from the genres from R&B, funk, hip hop as well as dance-pop and contains limited elements of 1980s go-go. The song is complete with whistles, cymbal dominated scatter rhythms and a beat, which is augmented by hi-hats and plinking keyboard pulses. In the song, Knowles advises women who have partners with straying eyes to put on alluring dresses and grind on other guys in dance clubs, to regain their affections.


  19. Get Me Bodied

    Get Me Bodied (2006)

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    "Get Me Bodied" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her second studio album, B'Day (2006). It was written by Beyoncé, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, Sean Garrett, Makeba Riddick, Angela Beyincé, and Solange Knowles, while the production was handled by Dean, Beyoncé Knowles and Sean Garrett. Beyoncé was inspired by her sister, Solange, and former Destiny's Child band-mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for the writing process. Columbia Records released "Get Me Bodied" as the album's seventh and final single in the US on July 10, 2007.


  20. Green Light

    Green Light (2006)

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    "Green Light" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé. The song was written by Knowles, Sean Garrett, and Pharrell for Knowles's second solo studio album, B'Day (2006). Produced by The Neptunes, it was released as the fifth UK and seventh overall single on July 30, 2007 through Columbia Records. "Green Light" is an R&B-funk song with lyrics detailing a break-up song in which the female protagonist gives her love interest the permission to move out. The song also finds Knowles using fairly aggressive tone. Written in the key of A minor, "Green Light" samples the "uh-oh-oh-oh-oh" vocals which music critics noted to have a flagrant resemblance to Knowles' own 2003 hit single, "Crazy in Love".


  21. Halo

    Halo (2008)

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    "Halo" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Included on the I Am... disc, it was intended to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Beyoncé's life, stripped of her make-up and celebrity trappings. Columbia Records released the song, the album's fourth single, to mainstream radio in the United States on January 20, 2009, and to international markets from February 20. Inspired by Ray LaMontagne's 2004 song "Shelter", "Halo" was composed by Ryan Tedder, Evan Bogart and Beyoncé. It was conceived by Tedder specifically for Beyoncé, although there was media speculation that it had been intended for Leona Lewis.


  22. Hollywood

    Hollywood (2006)

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    "Hollywood" is a song recorded by American recording artist Jay-Z for his ninth studio album, Kingdom Come (2006). It features Jay-Z's now-wife, American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles, and was released as a single in the US on January 23, 2007. It was composed by Jay-Z, Shaffer 'Ne-Yo' Smith, and Reggie "Syience" Perry. "Hollywood" is a disco-influenced R&B song with lyrics that detail the tiredness music stars, working in the American cinema industry, sometimes feel. The song was well received by music critics who praised its musical arrangement as well as the guest vocals by Knowles.


  23. I Care

    I Care (2011)

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    "I Care" is a song recorded by the American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was written by Jeff Bhasker, Chad Hugo and Beyoncé and produced by Bhasker and co-produced by Beyoncé. The song was recorded at the MSR Studios and was mixed by Jordan Young aka DJ Swivel at KMA Studio in New York City. "I Care" is an R&B power ballad, which also contains elements of soul music and rock music. Built on a hand-clapped rhythm and pulsating beats, the song's instrumentation consists of screeching guitars, low-profile synthesizers, pounding drums, heavy percussion instrument and a piano. In "I Care", Beyoncé admits her vulnerability to her indifferent love interest with both honesty and power. She sings with heartfelt emotion over cooing background vocals and scats alongside a multi-octave guitar solo towards the end of the song. "I Care" was sent to contemporary hit radio in Italy on March 23, 2012 as the sixth overall single from 4.


  24. I Miss You

    I Miss You (2011)

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    "I Miss You" is a song by American recording artist Beyoncé, taken from her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was written by Knowles, Frank Ocean and Shea Taylor while production was handled by Knowles and Taylor. The song's development was motivated the fact that Knowles wanted to focus on songs being classics, songs that would last, and songs that she could sing when she becomes old. A mid-paced R&B ballad, "I Miss You" is influenced by the ballads of the 1980s. Its instrumentation consists essentially of synthesizers and keyboards. "I Miss You" finds Knowles, as the protagonist, thinking deeply over her relationship with her love interest from whom she parted; however, she still pines for him and feels self-conscious for doing so.


  25. I Was Here

    I Was Here (2011)

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    "I Was Here" is a song recorded by American R&B recording artist Beyoncé from her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was written by Diane Warren, while production was handled by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, and Kuk Harrell; Knowles is credited on the vocal production. "I Was Here" is a reflective R&B ballad, in which Knowles vulnerably reviews her past, wanting to leave an impact on the world before her life comes to an end. Described as a "career song" by Warren, its development was motivated by the September 11 attacks in the United States.


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