10 ¬ If I Were A Boy
"If I were a boy, I think I'll turn off my phone.. tell everyone that it's broken, so they'd think that I was sleeping alone."
The lead single from the "I Am..." side of "I Am... Sasha Fierce". This track divides opinions among Bey fans - some really love it and some really dislike it (due to it being too bland). The simpleness of the song is what makes me like this song so much - IMO it is amazing and one of Bey's best ballads ever. "If I Were A Boy" should have been replaced by "Halo" as the first single though. The music video for this song is great, and the lyrics are really very true. Even though I am a male myself, I have to agree that we males do the things mentioned in the lyrics sometimes!
9 ¬ Start Over
"Maybe we reached the mountain peak, and there's no more left to climb. Maybe we lost the magic piece, and we're both too blind to find..."
One of the best non-singles from "4" imo. A beautifully crafted tune, it was not one of the highlights to me on the first listens of the album - in fact, I thought this track was a filler one. My opinion of this song has gradually changed since then. An excellent ballad with mature lyrics. Most fans seem to find this track decent too, so I'm glad it's recognized as that. However, despite its epicness, I don't think it should be released as a single as it doesn't have the radio-friendly formula. A video should be released for this song though, just to satisfy the fans of this tune.
In the next batch of two, one more poll option will fall -- and it may be a shocker, too. I'll give a brief summary of the songs remaining:
(:o) tracks from "4" remain in the top eight.
collaboration is in the top eight.
non-single left in the top eight.
up-tempos left in the top eight.
The rest of the results will be revealed in due course.