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    by » Thu July 25th, 2019, 07:10

    All of the songs came out at the same time so this was easily slept on.

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    by » Thu July 25th, 2019, 13:02

    Probably one of her worst singles. I don’t like it at all for some reason.

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    by » Sat July 27th, 2019, 00:34

    One of her best singles to me.
    ˇEh, mamá!
    Me quiero matar
    El mundo se va a la mierda
    Y no he hecho nada

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    by » Sat July 27th, 2019, 00:36

    Quote Originally Posted by GetBack View Post
    Rihanna would have brought this to life
    No.
    ˇEh, mamá!
    Me quiero matar
    El mundo se va a la mierda
    Y no he hecho nada

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    by » Sat October 12th, 2019, 19:19

    I don’t know why they thought using that Challenger audio was ever a good idea tho
    Quote Originally Posted by SawyerHewitt View Post
    There's only one GOAT in our dictionaries and ppl should look it up.
    Best song ever written and sung, that is WBT. Periodt.

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    by » Sun October 13th, 2019, 15:13

    This is one of Beyoncé's best songs ever. Tedder never goes wrong in giving her the best material (obviously, she probably pays better than others). However, it doesn't suit her brand that's why it flopped.

    It's sad this never became a hit, it's such a soothing song. As insensitive as her team was, the sample was not even needed for the gimmick.

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    by » Sun October 13th, 2019, 15:22

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmoney View Post
    I don’t know why they thought using that Challenger audio was ever a good idea tho
    I don't get the controversy over the sample, it added to the song. XO is a track about celebrating love and life, and living your life to the fullest. The clip of people leaving this earth while doing what they loved perfectly fits the message and celebrates the preciousness and brevity of life.

    While I think Beyoncé has other songs from self-titled that deserved a place over this, I'm glad that Pitchfork included it as one of five Beyoncé songs in their Best 200 songs of the 2010s list.

    182.

    Beyoncé: “XO” (2013)

    “XO” is about more than the saccharine simplicity of dreamy hugs and kisses. It begins with a clip of the crew of the Challenger realizing the malfunction on their spaceship, giving the love story that follows an undercurrent of mortality. On the surface, the slow-building track is an airy breather after the erotic, liberatory journey of the rest of Beyoncé’s self-titled 2013 album; the synth drops, and so does the snare drum, creating a soundscape that draws from rock, reggae, and EDM. Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s voice is raw, almost growling, a sound we have never heard from her before. (Turns out she had a sinus infection during the recording.)

    In the video, Beyoncé is at a carnival, flashing us one gorgeous smile after another. But carnivals themselves are a form of trickery: youthful joy on the surface, covering a shadowy underbelly. Like the spell of love and the threat it could end, “XO” deftly balances joy and sorrow; it’s a cautionary tale of beautiful things that sometimes head to untimely endings.

    –Samhita Mukhopadhyay

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    by » Sun October 13th, 2019, 15:30

    This is generic trash. Pretty Hurts easily wins the pop battle

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    by » Sun November 3rd, 2019, 15:34

    The best Pop song off the album is "Jealous" though.

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    by » Fri November 8th, 2019, 00:34

    Jealous is perfection, thats true

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