Beyoncé’s Top 10 Music Videos (Ranked by YouTube Views)
Beyoncé hardly needs an introduction, but it would be remiss not to mention that the reigning queen of the music industry has had a groundbreaking career that continues to wow fans. His freshest offering, Renaissance is being hailed as another powerhouse masterpiece that celebrates individuality and darkness, though fans were given only music and no visuals to go along with each track.
Beyoncé is known for paying close attention to the videos that accompany her music, and many of them remain iconic to this day. Some with elaborate stories, others with a message and all with legendary dance sequences, these Beyoncé videos rule Youtube with hundreds of millions of views.
ten Beyoncé – Irreplaceable – 453 million views
Mixing relationship with art is what Beyoncé is known for, and one of her best singles, “Irreplaceable,” continues to be one of her most-watched videos. The breakup song about a woman who throws her partner out of her house for infidelity certainly rang a bell for Beyhive and even casual listeners.
The video features visuals that match the song, where Beyoncé sees her cheating partner in a gorgeous home and shows him how replaceable he truly was. The video was typical of the 2000s, filled with the singer performing with her band.
9 Beyoncé, Shakira – Beautiful Liar – 458 million views
The collaboration that brought together two music maestros, “Beautiful Liar” by Queen Bey and Shakira, was an aural and visual treat for fans of both musicians. The abstract video had Beyoncé and Shakira appearing from the mist, dancing among beautiful forests and in shallow waters, creating stunning frames.
They looked incredibly alike when showing off the dance moves they were famous for, which is probably what makes this video so popular. It’s not often you see Shakira and Beyoncé in the same video, singing about a man they both loved but preferred each other to.
8 Beyoncé – Love On Top (official video) – 499 million views
One of Beyoncé’s most played songs in film and TV, “Love On Top” is one of her happiest songs about finding love and appreciating her beautiful parts. She kept her video simple as her stunning vocal range took center stage, breaking some dance moves with a crew in a studio.
With minimal costume changes and simpler choreography than her other videos, this video from her aptly named fourth album 4, is as cheerful and fun as the song. Fans are clearly coming back for a dose of serotonin.
seven Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls) (Official Video) – 542 million views
This female empowerment anthem is a regular on playlists to this day and is also considered a Beyoncé song that would make a great movie. The Mojave Desert has become a scene of post-apocalyptic warfare, where Bey and his troupe of strong women beat down men with incredible dance moves and fierce dominance.
The production value of the video for “Run The World (Girls)” was immense, and the visuals were stunning (think: Beyoncé standing in couture with hyenas on a leash.) The singer’s dance moves were impeccable, and she even invited a Mozambican band Tofo Tofo to help out and star in the video.
6 Beyoncé – If I were a boy – 550 million views
A first single from I Am… Sasha Fierce, “If I Were A Boy” was a heartbreaking song about the unfairly different roles men and women are meant to play in relationships, and the video reinforced that idea by portraying the singer as a man and his partner. acting like a woman is expected to do.
The role reversal was a smart move, and the video was given a dramatic black-and-white treatment. As always, Beyoncé’s vocals were evocative, and the reversal at the end of the video is a kick fans always love to see.
5 Beyoncé – 7/11 – 577 million views
Breaking out of her mold of polished and perfect videos, Beyoncé showed off a laid-back, more relaxed side of herself in the “7/11” video, even though the song was most definitely a trap and hip-hop track intended at the club.
Shot in home video style, the RnB queen can be seen chilling out with wacky dance moves, chilling with her girlfriends (throwing up some moves, of course) and generally having fun on a balcony, a movie suite. hotel, his house, and bathrooms. Seeing her have time off was a welcome break from her usual fare.
4 Beyonce – Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z – 627 million views
Easily one of Beyoncé’s most popular songs since her debut Dangerously in love, it also followed one of its many signature themes: singing about true monogamous love. The funk and soulful tune featured a rap verse from her future husband Jay Z, which made this song that much more special.
It’s safe to say that this video was a pop culture moment that will never be forgotten. Beyoncé brought the heat with her incredible dance moves on the streets, in a photo shoot and among the elements with her rapper hubby.
3 Beyoncé – Drunk in Love (Explicit) ft. JAY Z – 665 million views
Black and white is a staple for Beyoncé Knowles, and once again, a video with her beau Jay Z has become one of her most popular. While the actual visuals are limited to a dark beach with the singer dancing in the waves with Jay Z, the chemistry between them makes it a fan favorite.
The bass beat kept listeners hooked and the lyrics that celebrated female sensuality and her happiness with Jay Z were the highlights of the video.
2 Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (Video Version) – 874 million views
Uplifting women and restoring their sense of worth is something Beyoncé seems to have been doing since the beginning of her career. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” became an instant hit with women everywhere, but the iconic trio in their black leotards is the song’s most memorable part.
Parodied and imitated countless times, the “Single Ladies” dance move was a moment that became monumental in 2008. Even two decades later, it continues to be retold and seen over and over again.
1 Beyoncé – Halo – 1.2 billion views
Crossing the billion-view mark, “Halo” is synonymous with Beyoncé, and always will be. The shimmering melody filled with piano and bass is heartwarming to hear, and the video echoes that feel perfectly.
As the singer sings about her angelic partner, the video shows a dream sequence of Bey with her partner, doing life’s mundane tasks, embracing the ordinary beautifully, and being in love. Few songs could reach the pinnacle of Beyoncé’s love song popularity.
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