Let’s face music facts….there are two kinds of Beyoncé fans in the world. There are those fans who are familiar with her chart destroying werk like “Crazy in Love,” “Baby Boy,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Formation,” Deja Vu,” “Get Me Bodied,” (and even “Girls” and “Grown Woman” if you’ve been to a drag show…anywhere) and will show their music love to them whenever they hear them strutting down the music runway on their selected Beyoncé station.
But of course, there are those Bey fans who drink all the Lemonade they can handle and will come after you with a Gilette Venus razor if anybody dares get in The Queen’s way. (right, Jay z and Rachel Roy?) That group is known as The Beyhive and they would say that not one of the diva’s radio ready romps is underrated in the least bit since they’ve most likely listened to all of these tracks 5-500 times today.
So indeed, it’s a slippery slope when firing up a (sort of) underrated Beyoncé playlist, but here are 10 tracks that aren’t “Irreplaceable.”
“Fighting Temptation”/”Summertime” That moment when Beyonce released a pair of sensual grooves from The Fighting Temptations soundtrack…and…much like the movie itself..were forgotten about five minutes later. And each of them are laced with legendary rap and hip hop artists, so you better recognize.
“Check On It” The Pink Pather. Enough said. By the way, anyone hear from Bun B and Slim Thug lately? Anyone?
“Hip Hop Star” Okay, so this Dangerously in Love groove wasn’t released an official single, but it damn right should’ve been.
“Green Light”/Freemasons Rewerk While debating with your Beyhive co-workers on whether this jazzed up B’day banger is perhaps one of her most underrated singles, work it out on the dance floor to this oh, so slick Freemasons refire.
“Diva” Because it’s always so much fun to ask random strangers in bars where they boss at. And if he don’t have a six pack in the cooler, he can forget all about it.
“Video Phone” Before Lady Gaga enlisted Bey on “Telephone” and had us Star ’69’ing for our lives, the diva-licous duo served us with a remix of “Video Phone,” which is where the dial-me-up madness truly began.
“Put It In A Love Song” What should’ve been a smash hit for both Ms. B and Ms. A….went absolutely nowhere on the charts.
“Why Don’t You Love Me” This video.
“Party” Because it’s the perfect weekend groove and because you’re still trying to figure out how to live that Swagu life.
And anything else from 4, um, for that matter because this was the last album before Bey started dropping things left and right, and we all know what those things are, especially since those albums will be the basis as to why you’ll have no voice left after Beyonce takes the stage at Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday night.
Are you ready for all that Formation World Tour jelly?