Beyonce has released a strong string of solo singles since she launched her solo career in the early 2000s. As she’s grown more famous, the cultural potency of her songs has become more powerful. “Formation” and the release of her surprise, the self-titled album a few years back are perfect examples of the ways the diva can turn her music into cultural moments. She’s been fairly contradictory in her music, simultaneously decrying the need for a man, all the while buying into the heteronormative matrimonial standards. She does it with class and integrity that makes it difficult to find fault in her fairly conservative standards. Here present you 15 most outrageous popular videos of Beyonce which will blow you away.
15 Most Outrageous Videos of Beyonce Which Surely Blow You Away
Of all the anthems the pop star has made about independence and female power, “Single Ladies” is the most iconic. The dance-y track is as catchy as it is feisty and came equipped with “one of the best videos of all time” — according to Kanye West when he protested Taylor Swift’s win over Beyonce for Best Female Video at the 2009 VMAs.
The Carters follow up their “Bonnie & Clyde” collaboration with the funky “Crazy In Love” duet. In the visual, Bey rocks red heels, denim short shorts, and a white tank while dancing her tail off in an industrial landscape. She then strikes a pose amidst flashing lights on the roof of a building before rocking a fitted cap, cropped satin bomber and low riding, camo-green track pants for a booty popping bonanza. The then-dating power couple also stunts in front of a burning car just before Beyonce’s super sexy fire hydrant shower.
Beyonce’s “Partition” is one of the singer’s least coy songs about having sex. On the single, she’s blunt and aggressive above a throbbing bass line. Later in the song, she samples the French translation of a scene from The Big Lebowski that addresses a misconception about feminists hating sex.
Queen Bey was audibly mad as hell on this frantic, fire-alarm-ridden track that departed from the sweet and sassy songs on B’Day. She did a good job of playing the disgruntled girlfriend instead of the typically lovey dovey side that we were used to seeing. Her screaming “But I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm” hook voiced the thoughts of broken-hearted divas everywhere. Although she seemed to be a bit more concerned with the cars, clothes, and mansions that the side chick would get, she made her point.
There was a time when “Diva” was a four-letter word. OK, it still is, but the negative connotation behind the word has been completely erased thanks to Beyonce. ‘Diva’ is one of those songs that a woman can turn to when she wants her way and she wants it now. Why? Because “I’m a diva!” That’s why! Plus, if Beyonce says it’s true then it is. That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.
Serving as the trailer single from her third studio album I Am… Sasha Fierce, Bey played an NYPD police officer in the accompanying video, a perfect choice considering the Official Singles Chart was under her arrest when the track was released. The song patrolled the Top 10 for 10 weeks and hit Number 1 in its third week on the tally. With combined chart sales of 887,000, IIWAB is going to be a tough act to follow.
Beyonce has often discussed how shy she is in private, and has also detailed how the Sasha Fierce on stage persona helped her through the difference between her on- and off-stage personas. Sasha Fierce isn’t needed anymore. Off Beyonce, the tune is sexually charged; full of just-barely-concealed innuendos accompanying the new confidence Bey displays throughout.