Beyoncé’s 10 Most Influential Songs


By Stacy Lambe

From 'Crazy in Love' to 'Drunk in Love'

7. "Ring the Alarm"

“Ring the Alarm” is the most aggressive and emotionally charged Beyoncé song yet. Thanks to the blasting siren, Bey’s paranoia was not just heard but shoved down your ears in three minutes of fury. While not a huge radio hit, the song transformed Bey as a live performer. Her performance at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards demonstrated her ability to make jaws drop during what most artists use a time to safely plug their project. Since then, Bey has become a staple at award shows and the Super Bowl.