Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, popularly known as Beyonce, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame when she became the lead singer of rhythm and blues girl-group Destiny's Child. How well do you know Beyonce's songs? This post has outlined some of the top trending Beyonce songs 2018. Read on and enjoy watching the videos.
Beyonce has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, an achievement that has earned her the title of one of the world’s best-selling music artists. In addition, Beyonce is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Awards history, which further shows why she is such a successful entertainer. With the release of each of her albums, she has gained a greater fan base; Beyonce’s fans call themselves ‘the Beyhive’. To satisfy her fans, Beyonce puts in a lot of hard work in every song that she releases.
Here is a list of Beyonce songs that are trending in 2018:
1. Heard About Us – Beyonce and Jay Z
I do not need to ask whether you have heard about this duo because you probably have. That is how they start the song, “No need to ask you heard about us”. The song by the power couple was released on July 16th of 2018. It is all about the Carters – Beyonce and her husband Jay Z. The two are setting the record straight in this song. They reiterate that people talk about them but they keep going strong. Some of the rumors could actually ruin their marriage, but when Jay Z says ‘the kid ain’t mine’ in one of the lines, this is an assurance that he does not have a secret son. Deep down the song is not about Beyonce and Jay Z as celebrities but about the Carters as a family and the challenges they face. To sum it all up, Jay Z says “Everyday I’m getting sued famous”. The song is awesome and for hip-hop fanatics, it is a hit.
2. Lovehappy - Beyonce
“Everything is Love.” That is the name of the album. In Lovehappy, both Jay and Queen B let fans know that theirs is a relationship like any other. Infidelity is one of the concerns being addressed in the song. Beyonce sings that Jaz Z did some things to her but regardless of this, their love is deeper than Jay’s pain and she believes that he can change. The song is a testament to Beyonce’s strength and maturity as a person. It is easy to give up when a loved one cheats on you and many react by breaking up. For Beyonce, it is an opportunity to renew vows because its ‘lovehappy’ and everything is love.
3. Boss - Beyonce
In ‘Boss’, Beyonce teams up with her husband Jay Z and Ty Dolla $ign. This year, Beyonce and Jay Z worked towards promoting their Carters brand and have done some good songs to achieve that. As is the case with almost all the songs in the album – Everything is Love, Beyonce steals the show in this song. Her style is effortless and can be felt throughout the song. In the final verse, she brags about making it to the Forbes list. She reminds her fans that even though she has all this wealth, she has not abandoned her responsibilities because she drops her daughter off to school.
4. Nice - Beyonce
Nice is a 2018 song by the Carters featuring Pharrell Williams who co-wrote and co-produced the song. The vocal combination of Beyonce and Pharrell Williams in the chorus spices up the song. Beyonce makes it known that she does not take lightly the criticism from around the industry just because her Lemonade album is exclusively found on Tidal. She says she does not care about streaming numbers otherwise she would have put up the album on Spotify. In a way, she is promoting Tidal because we all know those streaming numbers matter.
5. 713 - Beyonce
This song has legendary names behind it. The soothing production is done by Cool and Dre. This song is about going back to Beyonce’s roots.: it is homage she pays to her hometown which is sometimes identified with its area code 713. The song is reminiscent of when Jay Z and Beyonce first met. It was the start of a long and fruitful relationship. The song goes on to show the journey of the two and how their love has grown.
6. The Black Effect - Beyonce
The song reminds us that there are different kinds of love in the world. In the introduction, there is a mysterious woman giving her account of those kinds of love. Ranging from the love for God and self, the song is a tribute to black culture. It is also a reminder to the world that black people love and need to be loved. One of the things being addressed in the song is the murder of black people. In particular, Jay Z condemns the rot, horrors, and corruption in the American criminal justice system. The rapper says that the FCC, FBI, and IRS have been at his neck for exposing the rot. The Black Effect is, therefore, a voice for the voiceless and it gives hope to many.
7. Formation – Beyonce
While released in 2016, Formation by Beyonce is still a hit in 2018. In the song, Formation, Beyonce expresses pride in her heritage; in the first verse, she sings ‘My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana’, thus representing her family roots. In another verse, Beyonce sings ‘...earned all this money but they never take the country out of me’ and by this, she means that she is proud of where she came from. Throughout Formation, Beyonce makes it clear that she values her African-American features. The lyrics are quite repetitive and this makes it catchy and easy to sing along to. Apart from the lyrics, the video of this song is wonderfully made. The choreography is also top-notch just like in other Beyonce songs, and it would make anyone want to dance. This is a song that makes all black people want to be proud of their roots and features despite the existence of racism. Here is a video of this trendy Beyonce song that has amassed more than 140 million views on YouTube so far.
8. Drunk in Love – Beyonce featuring Jay-Z
‘Drunk in Love’ was the first collaboration between Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z since the songs ‘Upgrade U’ and ‘Déjà vu’ in 2006. Drunk in Love was released in 2013, and it features the couple who are singing about being in deep love with each other. The song explores female sexuality as its lyrics express lust and love-making with a wholly committed partner or lover. In the video is a couple who appear to be deeply in love with each other. Speaking about the making of the video of this song, Beyonce noted that they were in Miami for her husband’s concert and they went to the beach and decided to shoot the video. ‘If you want something to feel real and urgent, you cannot over-think it’ she was quoted saying in regards to the filming of this song. It is a beautiful song that sets the mood for love. Next time you want to set a mood for love, you should listen to this trendy Beyonce song below.
9. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyonce
This is another Beyonce song that you are likely to hear for the rest of your life. You have probably heard this song numerous times, especially at weddings when the bride throws her bouquet to the single ladies. In this song, Beyonce urges ladies to leave their boyfriends if they are unwilling to show commitment by proposing to them. The message of the song is even clearer in the video which features Beyonce and two look-alike dancers who are pointing in the direction of their wedding fingers as they urge single ladies to look for men who are ready ‘to put a ring on it’. This song’s video became so popular following its release as there were numerous homemade versions of the same posted on YouTube. The choreography in this song proves that Beyonce is not only a legendary singer but also a great dancer. This is a song that not only displays Beyonce’s vocal prowess but also memorable melodies tied together with a message of stepping the game up for men who wish to keep the lady they believe is worth it. Listen to this song below.
10. Irreplaceable – Beyonce
Have you ever heard those R&B songs that are just easy to sing along to? Irreplaceable by Beyonce is one of those songs. Off Beyonce’s album B’day, this song is an acoustic guitar-driven melody where she sings from the standpoint of a woman who is addressing a partner who has been cheating on her. In the song, Beyonce is warning the partner that he can easily be replaced. This song was popular back when it was released and it still is today; it topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts at position 1 for 10 weeks more than any other song of 2006, thereby making it the most successful song of that year and 2007. This explains why a decade later, Irreplaceable is a favourite Beyonce song for many. In case you need to refresh your mind, here is a video of Beyonce’s Irreplaceable.
11. Sorry – Beyonce
Sorry is one of the singles in Beyonce’s album, Lemonade, which was released in 2016. In this song, Beyonce is calling out her partner for infidelity; most fans assumed that she was referring to her husband Jay-Z’s alleged infidelity. Lyrics like ‘Sorry, I ain’t sorry’ are included in this song, showing that Beyonce is unapologetic for her anger. In other words, she is not bothered about the consequences of her rage. The video is well choreographed making it quite interesting to watch. This single is one of the most talked about in the Lemonade album. It is why it is likely to trend for a very long time. In case you have never heard the song, you can watch it below.
12. Flawless – Beyonce featuring Chimamanda Ngozi
The song ‘Flawless’ by Beyonce is a feminist declaration. The song represents the fact that since ancient times, women have always been conditioned as the less superior gender, as per its introduction. However, Beyonce says she is unapologetic for making it in the industry, despite the fact that women are taught not to have too much so that they will get men to marry them. Basically, Flawless is a song meant to empower women to be better. Watch the song below and get a better understanding of why this song will trend for a long time to come.
13. Apeshit – The Carters
This is one of the songs by Beyonce that was released in 2018. It is a single included in the album 'Everything is Love' which is her first joint album released by the singer and her husband Jay-Z. This song is basically Beyonce and Jay Z boasting about their success as well as them proclaiming their undying devotion to each other. Lyrics such as ‘I can’t believe we made it’ are included in the song, proving that she and her husband are doing well. The video was shot in Paris’ Louvre, proving Jay-Z’s exquisite taste in fine art. The video also shows a taste of a lavish lifestyle considering it is filmed in the Louvre. Since its release in 2018, the song has already amassed 138 million views on YouTube, proving that it is already a trendy Beyonce hit. Watch this video below.
14. Pretty Hurts – Beyonce
Like the title suggests, Beyonce’s single ‘Pretty Hurts’ reflects the pressures that women face in order to attain physical perfection. The song’s video shows the struggle and pain that women, especially those in the modelling industry, go through to maintain an impossible standard of beauty. Beyonce claimed that her message behind the song was finding the beauty in imperfection. In the video, a model gets a trophy for being the most beautiful whereas no one knows the struggles she has gone through such as starving herself and neglecting the people around her to get there. Thus, the trophy represents these sacrifices. The message in this song is applicable in any society and it teaches women to be proud of their imperfections. It is a song with a message that everyone relates to and for this reason, it will always be a trendy Beyonce listen. You can watch the song below.
15. Love on Top – Beyonce
This song remains a favourite love song for many. In this song, Beyonce sings about a man in her life who can do no wrong in her eyes. Both Beyonce’s vocals and dance moves are top notch in this song. She sings the chorus at the end four times in a row, changing keys each time until she hits the high notes. This proves her vocal prowess. In addition, Beyonce dances throughout the song, showing off her perfect moves. For this, ‘Love on Top’ won the award for best traditional R&B performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards. The beats of the song are also captivating and they can make anyone get in a dancing mood. Check out this hit song by Beyonce below.
16. Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
We cannot discuss trending songs by Beyonce without mentioning ‘Run the World’. This song is basically a women empowerment song. ‘Who run the world? Girls’ are some of the lyrics in this song, which are repeated many times in the chorus. Beyonce explained that she felt a powerful connection to the song, and that is probably why she gave her best moves in its video. According to her, the song felt a bit futuristic, African, and electronic, which reminded her of what she loves; mixing different eras and cultures. Another unique thing about this song is that it has a large cast of over 200 dancers, with Beyonce as the leader of a female army. This song is indeed a reminder of the power that women hold in today’s society. Watch this trendy song below.
This list of trending Beyonce songs is proof that Beyonce has not only displayed a remarkable body of work since the onset of her career, but also a poise and sense of professionalism that many can only envy. What is notable is that the quality of Beyonce’s songs keeps on improving as her musical career progresses. What are your favorite Beyonce songs? Let us know in the comment section below.
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