The Best Beyoncé Songs, According to the Vogue Team


one of them if you know, you know Song from B Broad Records (yes, I’m a real huge fan). In my opinion, some of her best vocal moments are on this track. The raw emotions gushing out can be felt down the spine. The live version is arguably better – go check it out.Fun fact: The song originally appeared on Victoria Beckham’s 2004 solo album come together. – Alex Kessler, Junior Fashion Editor

“hold up”

like most songs lemonade, “Hold Up” has a brave beat, catchy lyrics and rude whipping. You can’t help but follow along (and try to sing) the episode: “Worst of all, look jealous or crazy? / Jealous or crazy? / Or like, been around lately, been around lately / I’d rather be crazy”. – Alice Cary, digital fashion writer

“to be with you”

Asking me to choose my favorite Beyoncé track is like asking parents who their favorite child is. The singer has been with me at every stage of my life; Destiny’s Child’s debut album is the first record I own. one My favorite B song, though, is “Be With You,” a song from dangerous love Die for it however you want. Honorable mentions also include “School Life” and “Freedom”. – Hannah Daly, Deputy Social Media Manager

“Crazy Love”

“Crazy In Love” ran throughout my childhood, including impromptu elementary school talent shows with friends. It’s just an iconic track – full of attitude and staples like this at every party because I mean…who doesn’t know all the lyrics? – Ranyechi Udemezue, Featured Intern


I’m late Beyonce fan, but 4 – and the accompanying documentary about Bey’s quest for independence – turned me into a full-fledged member of great Beyonce and lemonade Yes, the ones I play the most are her albums. “End Of Time” is a classic, but “Countdown” is number one in my personal 4 hierarchy.Music videos are genius too, from Audrey Hepburn to west side story Supreme. – Hayley Maitland, Weekend & Planning Editor

“say my name”

Many of my most vivid memories from college have to do with Beyonce dancing, including trying to drunkenly recreate the —impossible — routines from Crazy In Love and Single Ladies. However, my personal soundtrack for that time in my life was actually a Cyril Hahn remix of Destiny Child’s “Say My Name” that I listened to over and over again—whether in the face of a dissertation crisis or getting ready for a night out. – Emily Chan, Senior Sustainability and Features Editor

“Sweet dream”

My friends and I queued for 8 hours on the Pyramid Stage to watch Beyoncé’s 2011 headline performance at Glastonbury hilariously walk through multiple teenage boys around Pendulum Twisting moshpit, one of Bey’s performances ahead of the night show. In “Sweet Dreams”, the feeling of standing on the shoulders of friends from the stage, turning around and seeing hundreds of thousands of people behind them is unforgettable. Happily, the moment was captured by the BBC and you can still find my sweaty euphoric face on iPlayer, one of the highlights of the Glastonbury festival. – Laura Hawkins, Fashion Features Editor


Day in and day out, I have a lot going on, but when I’m alone, in the car (windows firm), I’m just as Beyonce as she is. “Listen” is my go-to track. I’m not exaggerating when I say I scream for this song: it’s emotional, has the ultimate crescendo, and is the perfect way to enhance a boring journey. While my vocal range is far from Beyoncé’s own, this is a song designed to be played loud – luckily, I can’t hear it myself. – Hannah Coates, beauty and wellness editor


I grew up in the golden age of music videos, and that’s probably why Beyonce’s lemonade – and its epic companion movie – holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of those rare albums that I listen to from start to finish, but if I was forced to pick a favorite track, I’d pick “Sorry.” Only Queen Bey could deliver a revenge song with lyrics that instantly became part of the pop culture vernacular (“Becky with the good hair”), joined by a video cameo from twerking’s Serena Williams. – Kerry McDermott, Digital Director

“Upgrade you”

In college, I used to go to a Beyoncé-themed club night where they only played Bey for six hours.It’s hard to imagine this concept applying to any other artist – from the early Destiny to the lemonade, floor fillers (“Baby Boy”, “Déjà Vu”) to ballads designed as belts (“Irreplaceable”, “If I Were A Boy”), her music is perfect for euphoric orgasms and strange emotional calm The soundtrack goes out every night. My personal highlight, though, was that they played my favorite Beyoncé track: “Upgrade U”. That clapping beat, the Jay-Z verse, the video directed by Melina Matsoukas, Bey dressed as her other half—everything about it was perfect. – Radhika Seth, Film and Culture Editor


I mean, Beyonce, Andre 3000 and Kanye West. Can the three greatest musicians of our generation join forces to create anything but a timeless classic? One of the tastiest summer hits of all time, Queen delivers Yeh’s allure in one of her sexiest, most addicting productions, and a three-layered poem that’s timeless. – Amel Mukhtar, Deputy Features Writer


Debuting on radio in 2009 — the year I started college — “Halo” reminded me of my (shared) freshman room and got over the first boy I ever fell in love with.Moody, emotional, slow-paced first half of the second track I’m…Sasha Fierce album, I like to indulge in its feel-good vibe and then continue my beloved “Sweet Dreams” in the second half of the LP. – Alyson Lowe, Senior Manager of Audience Growth


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