You Know The Words: Beyoncé

Beyoncé

One of the biggest and most celebrated popstars of the last two decades, Beyoncé, celebrates her 40th birthday this week.

Having released her first records as a 17-year-old member of iconic R&B group Destiny's Child, Beyoncé has been breaking records, selling out stadiums and changing the industry ever since.

So today, we celebrate her birthday with a lyrics quiz of her top 40 biggest songs. Do you know the words? Test your Beyoncé knowledge here and let us know if you're a super fan or a casual listener.

 

#1. "I swore I'd never fall again, but this don't even feel like falling. Gravity can't forget to pull me back to the ground again"

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#2. "When I talk to my friends so quietly. Who he think he is? Look at what you did to me"

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#3. "I would turn off my phone, tell everyone it's broken, so they'd think that I was sleepin' alone"

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#4. "I got gloss on my lips, a man on my hips, got me tighter in my Dereon jeans. Acting up, drink in my cup, I can care less what you think"

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#5. "Cigars on ice, cigars on ice. Feelin' like an animal with these cameras all in my grill. Flashin' lights, flashin' lights"

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#6. "But could you walk and talk at the same time? And it's my mine name that is on that tag, so remove your bags let me call you a cab"

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#7. "Boy, the way you blowing up my phone, won't make me leave no faster, put my coat on faster, leave my girls no faster"

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#8. "I'm standing still, and nothing else matters now you're not here. So where are you? I've been callin' you, I'm missin' you"

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#9. "So sad, you're hurt, boo hoo, oh, did you expect me to care? You don't deserve my tears, I guess that's why they ain't there"

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#10. "Now everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear. They say love hurts, but I know it's gonna take a little work"

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#11. "Some of them men think they freak this like we do, but no they don't. Make your check, come at their neck. Disrespect us, no they won't"

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#12. "My guilty pleasure, I ain't going nowhere. Baby, 'long as you're here I'll be floating on air 'cause you're mine"

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#13. "I'm more than what you made of me, I followed the voice you gave to me. But now I gotta find my own"

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#14. "Why are we the ones who suffer, I have to let go. He won't be the one to cry"

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#15. "Never drop that alcohol. I know you thinkin' about alcohol, I know I'm thinkin' bout that alcohol"

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#16. "Take all of me, I just wanna be the girl you like, girl you like. The kind of girl you like, girl you like"

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#17. "We don't have forever. Baby, daylight's wasting. You better kiss me before our time has run out"

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#18. "You stay on my mind, fulfill my fantasies. I think about you all the time, I see you in my dreams"

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#19. "I know that I love you but let me just say, I don't wanna love you in no kind of way"

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#20. "Something don't feel right because it ain't right, especially comin' up after midnight. I smell your secrets, and I'm not too perfect to ever feel this worthless"

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#21. "Still love the way he talk, still love the way I sing, still love the way he rock them black diamonds in that chain"

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#22. "Boy, I try to catch myself, but I'm outta control. Your sexiness is so appealing, I can't let it go"

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#23. "Cause I'm only human, just like you, making my mistakes, oh if you only knew"

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#24. "Changed the game with that digital drop, know where you was when that digital popped. I stopped the world, male or female, it make no difference"

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#25. "All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend. Down to ride 'til the very end, is me and my boyfriend"

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#26. "Take you away from here, there's nothing between us but space and time. I'll be your own little star, let me shine in your world"

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#27. "You watchin' me shake it, I see it in ya face. Ya can't take it, it's blazin', you watch me in amazement"

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#28. "Baby, the minute I feel your energy your vibe has just taken over me. Start feeling so crazy, babe, lately I feel the funk coming over me"

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#29. "Just another stage, pageant the pain away. This time I'm gonna take the crown, without falling down, down, down"

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#30. "Momma taught me good home training. My Daddy taught me how to love my haters. My sister told me I should speak my mind. My man made me feel so God damn fine"

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#31. "Now I'm the one that's lying, and I don't feel bad about it. It's exactly what you get. Stop interrupting my grinding"

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#32. "I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress. I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces"

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#33. "Foolish of me to compete when you cheat with loose women. It took me some time, but now I moved on"

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#34. "Stop the track, lemme state facts: I told you, gimme a minute and I'll be right back. Fifty million 'round the world and they say that I couldn't get it"

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#35. "I hear you be the block, but I'm the lights that keep the streets on. Notice you the type that like to keep them on a leash though"

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#36. "Oooh, the nana make him act a fool for it. You gon' need an address when I lose the boy"

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#37. "You don't need to call in to work 'cause you're the boss. For real, want you to show me how you feel? I consider myself lucky, that's a big deal"

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#38. "When my days look low, pull me in close and don't let me go, make love to me. So when the world's at war, let our love heal us all"

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#39. "Now it's all coming so clear to me now. Misinterpreted all my naiveness. Was just thinking if I had no you then I can't do, my stock just went up over two million"

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#40. "And we rode motorcycles, blackjack, classic vinyl. Tough girl is what I had to be. He said, "Take care of your mother, Watch out for your sister""

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Results

Wow, you really know your stuff! Bey would be proud.

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Sarah is the Digital Marketing Manager at See Tickets, and a Journalism graduate from the University of Portsmouth. Life-long music lover, cat fanatic, and advocate for the physical format, you'll often find her front and centre at gigs and festivals across the UK and beyond.

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