Beyoncé’s 10 Most Influential Songs
By Stacy Lambe
It's difficult to debate and rank Beyoncé's best songs. With a deep catalog of five albums and soundtrack cuts, the singer has recorded a number of tracks that resonate with fans. While most artists hope to have at least one or two songs that have a significant impact, Beyoncé has several records that have helped shape radio, push the limits of what's to be expected of an artist, and even impacted the careers of others.
While Beyoncé has recorded a number of ballads, “Irreplaceable” was about as slow things got on the radio. Originally penned as a country song, Bey transformed it into a radio-friendly R&B jam. The song defied genres, appearing on urban, pop and country stations and represented one of her largest crossover hits. Everyone was singing “to the left, to the left” as they kicked their unfaithful men to the curb.