Beyoncé’s 10 Most Influential Songs


By Stacy Lambe

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

5. "Countdown"

The fourth single from 4 was a melting pot of musical genres. Funk, hip-hop, Latin pop and dancehall sounds were brought together in a track that propelled Bey’s career forward while parodying her former group’s final records. The song landed with fans largely in thanks to a frenetic music video that rocked the Internet. Much like the song itself, the video melded together pop culture references from Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to Audrey Hepburn in Funny Girl. Debuting in October of 2011, the video also served as a celebration of Bey’s pregnancy with shots her bump scattered throughout.