Beyoncé’s 10 Most Influential Songs

4.8.2014

By Stacy Lambe

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

4. "Drunk in Love"

The first of two lead singles from Beyoncé’s fifth self-titled visual album, “Drunk in Love” became a surprise crossover hit. One of the most sexually free of Bey’s songs, the singer was having sex in the kitchen with her husband seemingly serving as the conception place of Blue Ivy. In what is the bookend to “Crazy in Love,” “Drunk” is about a woman in full control of her romantic (and sexual) destiny. While it’s still early to fully appreciate it’s larger impact, “Drunk” has spawned parodies (see “Dunkin Love”), hashtags (#Surfboardt) and a live Grammy performance that felt like a sex tape in the making.

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