My Tribute To Beyoncé. [#80-#1!]

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Which Beyoncé song will be crowned my favourite?

Crazy In Love
4
13%
Irreplaceable
9
30%
Sweet Dreams
8
27%
Countdown
5
17%
I Was Here
4
13%
 
Total votes : 30

Postby JSparksFan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:50 pm

What can I say about Beyoncé that her fans and detractors alike don't already know? Not only was this multi-talented woman the lead singer of what is one of the world's best selling girl groups of all-time, but in 2003 when she branched off to start for herself a solo career, she took the industry by storm and for the last decade has ruled airwaves with her anthems of empowerment, heart-wrenching ballads, and booty-popping clubbangers.

It was with the release of 4 that I truly grew to love Queen B and after exploring her impeccable discography in full, the R&B megastar has quickly become one of my favourite female artists of all-time. Thus, it is my absolute pleasure to count down what I feel to be her all-time best tunes.

Prepare yourselves for controversial, eye-raising, sanity-questioning rankings and I hope we all have a great time!

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Postby BadGirl » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:56 pm

My vote goes to Irreplaceable! It's going to be an amazing countdown, for sure. 8-)
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Postby JordinFan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:02 pm

I go with "I Was Here". I have presentiment that you adore it. Actually, I think every person in the world must be impressed and influenced by this song's message and sadness.
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Postby Hugo » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:03 pm

"Countdown" Image
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Postby joel77m77 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:04 pm

The poll was very hard to choose. I know you like I Was Here a LOT, but I went with Irreplaceable.

Looking forward to this countdown. :D
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Postby Haribo » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:25 pm

I expected this to happen next week. LOL

I think "Irreplaceable" will win!
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Postby Tripolis » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:46 pm

I know how much you adore "Sweet Dreams", "Countdown" & "I Was Here"..

I'll probably think that you're gonna put "Irreplaceable" at #1, though. Hopefully I get my wish though ("I Was Here" winning. :lol: :lol:)
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Postby Wardo » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:59 pm

I wanna be amazed, Akini 8-)

Don't come with Daddy and 1+1. I'm looking forward to see the ranking of her real gems like Why Don't You Love Me, Schoolin Life, Disappear and Speechless.
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:18 pm

AkiAki you are the Rihanna of countdowns: you just keep delivering! 8-) :P

I will follow this tribute of course.
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Postby PosziMC2 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:22 pm

Sweet Dreamz
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Postby Ivica » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:53 pm

Naughty Girl with Lil' Kim >>>
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Postby spiritboy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:11 pm

I Was Here
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Postby abi » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:48 am

irreplaceabuuhhh

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Postby poriel » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:31 am

PosziMC2 wrote:Sweet Dreamz
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:24 am

Thanks for all the feedback, guys! Glad to see you're all excited for the countdown! Hope I can deliver. 8-)

BadGirl wrote:My vote goes to Irreplaceable! It's going to be an amazing countdown, for sure. 8-)
Wise pick, and thank you! :D

JordinFan wrote:I go with "I Was Here". I have presentiment that you adore it. Actually, I think every person in the world must be impressed and influenced by this song's message and sadness.
"I Was Here" has undoubtedly impacted me so great choice! :D

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Ah, you went with the funky uptempo! Always a safe choice! :wink:

joel77m77 wrote:The poll was very hard to choose. I know you like I Was Here a LOT, but I went with Irreplaceable.

Looking forward to this countdown. :D
Love the emphasis! :lol:

Glad you're excited for the tribute. :D

Haribo wrote:I expected this to happen next week. LOL

I think "Irreplaceable" will win!
To make up for making you wait on my albums countdown to finish, I figured I'd start this a bit earlier than scheduled. :wink:

Tripolis wrote:I know how much you adore "Sweet Dreams", "Countdown" & "I Was Here"..

I'll probably think that you're gonna put "Irreplaceable" at #1, though. Hopefully I get my wish though ("I Was Here" winning. :lol: :lol:)
I just glanced through your Queen B tribute and I think you're really going to like this list. :wink:

Wardo wrote:I wanna be amazed, Akini 8-)

Don't come with Daddy and 1+1. I'm looking forward to see the ranking of her real gems like Why Don't You Love Me, Schoolin Life, Disappear and Speechless.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Stay tuned then! I'm sure you'll be pleased with a number of the rankings and not-so-pleased with some others. :lol:

GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:AkiAki you are the Rihanna of countdowns: you just keep delivering! 8-) :P

I will follow this tribute of course.
Love the comparison! :lol:

Pleased to have you on board! <3

PosziMC2 wrote:Sweet Dreamz
Or beautiful nightmares. Which one are you supporting? :lol:

nickf1 wrote:Naughty Girl with Lil' Kim >>>
With who? :o :lol:

spiritboy wrote:I Was Here
So are you there now? :lol:

Kidding aside, great pick! :)

abi wrote:irreplaceabuuhhh

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OMG, it's such a shocker that you're supporting this one! :o :lol:

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PosziMC2 wrote:Sweet Dreamz
Ah, you're siding with Matt. We shall see. 8-)
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:01 am

#080. Gift From Virgo.

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Gaining the unwanted honour of being my least fave Beyoncé track is "Gift From Virgo", the penultimate track on the star's debut CD, Dangerously In Love. To me, the track is painfully boring and it just drags on and on. It's less than three minutes long but it feels like more than five minutes. Strong vocals in some parts though. 4/10
#079. Hip Hop Star.

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It's rare for me to dislike club tracks from Ms. Knowles, but she sounds so lazy on this one! It's like Jay-Z woke her up at three in the morning and coaxed her to record this when she wasn't fully awake. Big Boi and Sleepy Brown (the irony), thankfully, add some much-needed energy to the track but by that time, it's too late as I'm already drowsy. 4.5/10
#078. Signs.

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I'm really interested in the Zodiac signs so one would expect me to like this one but it's easily one of the most annoying tracks in Bey's discography. I must comment on the lazy vocals once again as they're really off-putting. It has a bit of a sensual sound to it but I can't see how someone can be turned on when they're annoyed, to be honest. I like her vocal inflections in some parts though. 5.5/10
#077. Video Phone.

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I've always considered Beyoncé to be one of the sexiest women in Hollywood but her moaning on this track is really frustrating. The production is also a bit messy and the video is cringeworthy. As a fan of hers, I sometimes like to pretend that this was never released. I like her delivery in the verses though. They save the song from being completely unbearable. 5.5/10
#076. That's Why You're Beautiful.

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I see what Beyoncé was trying to do with this one and the lyrics are certainly sweet but I can't get past the fact that it's a borefest. It's a decent track, yes, but there's no climax to it so it tends to sound a bit dragging and really ought not to have been included on the otherwise brilliant, I Am...Sasha Fierce. 6/10
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Postby Haribo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:03 am

"That's Why You're Beautiful" is so low! :o I find "Video Phone" low too! Not her best, but not her worst!

Will you include some lives?
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Postby toni_pest » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:09 am

You did not just put VP that low :o It's far from her best but it's certainly not in her worst 5. Others are meh
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Postby Tripolis » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:09 am

The three Dangerously In Love tracks that you ranked are cringe-worthy, they too are definitely my least favourite Queen B tracks.. the album is my least favourite of hers too.

"Video Phone" is quite decent though, can't understand why it ranks only at #77. Deserves to rank higher I think, probably in the 40s or 50s. This is definitely the weakest track on IASF, but it's not that bad.

But... "That's Why You're Beautiful" is TOO low. Not one of the best tracks from IASF, but it's better than few uptempos from the SF side. I think I would have ranked it in the 20s or 30s. Like Haribo said, it's not her best but it's definitely not her worst. My second least fave ballad from the IA side, after "Disappear".
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Postby abi » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:12 am

#080. Gift From Virgo.
Can't even remember what it sounds like. :lol:

#079. Hip Hop Star.
Oh Gosh. Definitely one of the most horrible tracks in Beyonce's career.

#078. Signs.
Nahhh... It's cute but that's it. I remember watching a YouTube video analyzing that Illuminati thing on this track lawl.

#077. Video Phone.
It's crap but catchy at the same time. :lol:

#076. That's Why You're Beautiful.
A very beautiful and underrated track from I Am.... <3
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Postby Tiger » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:55 am

#078. Signs.

Interesting song :)
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Postby Shortie » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:45 am

80. Gift from Virgo
I think it has an interesting production. It is just not for everybody. :wink:. This being said, it is definitely not her worst track ever!

79. Hip-Hop Star
This is one of my first guilty pleasures from Beyonce. :lol: I do think she wasn't sleeping after all. I can see why one would hate it. :lol:

78. Signs
Now that's an underrated jam and her vocals on this are heaven. 8-)

77. Video Phone
I'm actually surprised this made it to the last 5 and not the last. :lol:

76. That's Why You're Beautiful
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Postby Ivica » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:06 am

JSparksFan wrote:With who? :o :lol:

:lol: don't tell me that u didn't heard that version :o
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:15 am

Signs is a very intriguing song, Video Phone is a cool track and I like the remix with GaGa, That's Why You're Beautiful is very good... I love Beyoncé on this kind of song!
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Postby Hugo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:28 am

I love all those songs, especially TWYB, if I made a Beyoncé countdown it'd be in my top 5!
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