I had been scrolling through my tumblr feed today and came across this post from my favourite Hip-Hop site The Smoking Section: The iPod Shuffle – Beyonce’s “Me, Myself and I” ….. Watched the vid again and it immediately took me back to when this was on constant repeat and was kinda my theme song once upon a time. I’d just left my ex-husband because he’d cheated amongst (many) other things & I’d listen to it and be like yeah, I can do this. PLUS Bey looks freaken fierce in the vid & every time I’d watch it I’d either go cut my fringe or straighten it a la Beyonce in “Me, Myself & I” #truestory (even brought the fringe back again tonight after watching it lol)
It also took me back to a convo I’d been having with a mate of mine earlier in the week who said he’d been listening to “Dangerously in Love” (yes boys listen to Bey too lol) and that this album is the happiest she ever released. No man hater songs – all love making. So uh, Steven if you’re reading this, “Me, Myself and I” is one non-love making song on the album just in case you missed it haha
My kids always ask me the “who’s your favourite___” questions and they know Beyonces my favourite of all fave “Girl” singers. I was inspired by her Year of 4 documentary , (love that she loves the ocean & doesn’t like to sleep – omg! same here! lol) Fave quotes: “I don’t believe in ‘I need to sleep’ if I’m not sleepin nobodys sleepin” & “I’m not afraid to make a mistake, I embrace mistakes, they make you who you are” & “you should be doing it becos you LOVE it”
Can’t wait to see her performance at the SuperBowl!!
and looking forward to her new documentary out on the 16th of Feb (US time). Check out the trailer here
Even though I’ll probably miss it cos I’ll be at work I know my cuz Julianna will get me a link to it. Bey may be my favourite of fave girl singers but my cousin Julianna is a FAN of all Beyonce fans – any time I’ve missed something of Bey’s, I can always count on her to get me the link or know where to find it. For Beyonce updates you should follow Julianna on twitter lol! @miss_deejaybaps
AND JULY 2013 UPDATE!!! BEYONCE IS COMING TO NEW ZEALAND – IT IS OFFICIAL!!!
So you know I’ma be there!
Anywaaaays, because I haven’t done a playlist in a little bit here’s my favourite of all fave Beyonce songs in no particular order:
1. Me, Myself & I
Thought I’d start off with the aforementioned Me, Myself & I.
Fave lyrics: “I can’t regret time spent with you, yeah you hurt me but I learned a lot along the way, it’s how I learned to make it through, after all the rain you’ll see the sun come out again”
Fave lyrics: “You must not know bout me” and “So since I’m not your everything, how bout I’ll be nothing, nothing at all to you, baby I won’t shed a tear for you” ….
3. If I were a Boy
Yeah, I’m getting all the man-hater songs out of the way first lol! I love the official vid to it which you can watch here but I’ve always loved the live performance she did at the Grammys a couple of years ago where she threw in Alannis Morisette’s “You Oughta Know” in the middle of it. A for AMAAAAAAZING!!
Fave lyrics: “It’s a little too late for you to come back, say it’s just a mistake – think I’d forgive you like that, if you thought I would wait for you …. You thought wrooooong”
4. Crazy in Love
I swear whenever I hear this song, it makes me want to break out dancing – I have learned to control this urge though, especially when I’m at work lol!
Fave lyrics: Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no (lol!)
5. Smash into You
Sometimes you miss someone so much that you know when you see them again you’re just gonna run & smash into them (well, thats how this song is for me lol)
I think they also play this song at the end of the movie “Obsessed” after Bey’s character kicks Ali Larters characters Ass!! lolz!
Fave lyrics: “Head down, as I watch my feet take turns hitting the ground, eyes shut I’m in love and I’m racing the Earth, and I’m soaked in your love, and love is right in my path, in my grasp, and me and you belong. Oh…I wanna run, Smash into you ….”
This song never gets old to me – definitely one of my favourite jams of hers …. gotta love the cartwheel at 1:35!
6. Run the World (Girls)
My cousin was discussing this song with one of his mates and they were saying how they hate it cos it’s just another “Angry Women” song and I was like dude! it’s so NOT an angry women song – listen to the lyrics!! For me it’s more of a Girl Power, we’ve gotta use our influence over men for good type song.
Fave lyrics: ‘This goes out to all the women getting it in, you’re on your grind, to other men that respect what I do please accept my shine, boy I know you love it how we’re smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children … then get back to business’
I love the actual vid which you can watch here but the tribute/live performance she did at the Billboard awards is friggen awesome.
Cos I love summer & the best time to fall in love is in summer imo ha!
Don’t think there’s an actual vid for it but Bey had Ghostface Killah perform it with her at Jays “Fade to Black” concert at Madison Square Garden. GFK comes in at the 5:10 mark
Fave lyric: “I wanted more than just a man, I needed a friend, Someone I could talk to, Someone who’d really listen ….”
Yeah, all the radios in NZ seemed to be lovin “Love on Top” & I hardly heard Countdown get played here but for me Countdown >>>> Love on Top. Love the Boyz II Men sample & the “Ohhh killin me softly and I’m still fallin” bits …
9. Single Ladies
Fave lyrics: “Actin up drank in my cup, I could care less what you think” and “you had your turn, now you gon’ learn, what it really feels like to miss me” & of course “cos if you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it”
10. Thats how you like it
Oldie but a goodie
Fave lyrics: “White T-Shirt, I love that, Timberland boots, you does that, it’s a fact – That’s how I like it, baby” and “I like your honesty, integrity, it levels me so please don’t ever change”
AND 10th Equal lol
I Been on
Ratchet Bey but I love how she addresses the haters haha
Fave lyrics: “I heard your boo was talkin lip, I told my crew to smack that trick, smack that trick, smack that trick, guess what they did, smack that trick” and I like how she pays homage to some of Houstons Hip Hop royalty Willie D & UGKs Pimp C “Shout out Willie D, I was in that Willie D video when I was about 14, lookin crazy, Shout out Pimp C you know we used to sneak and listen to that UGK – ‘Didn’t do your girl but your sister was alright’ Damn!”
I’m lovin the remix too:
Let me know what your fave Bey songs are. I’ve got a whole playlist I listen to constantly on my ipod with all my faves off all her albums so far but yeah, these would be my top 10….. Might have to do a Destinys Child Top 10 some day too ha!
** UPDATE ** I’ve had a bit of feedback on your faves and I decided to add a couple more that get honorable mention from me and only JUST missed my top 10 cut.
These would be:
Be With You
Dance For You
I Was Here