September 2, 2016


Beyoncé's 'B'Day': Ranking Every Song, 10 Years Later

Columbia Records/Sony Music
Columbia Records/Sony Music

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Beyoncé's sophomore studio album (released on her actual birthday, Sept. 4, in 2006), Fuse brings you Remember the Record: B'Day at 10.

Beyoncé was already renowned for her incredible work ethic in the beginning of her solo career, but she really pushed what it means to be a true artist with B'Day. Instead of enjoying a vacation after filming 2006's Dreamgirls, the singer decided to hit the studio hard to record, in three mere weeks, 10 empowering tracks flooded with funky sounds from the '70s and '80s. Don't let its brevity fool you: B'Day is a compact adventure that remains one of Beyoncé's most fun projects to date—and she has the Best Contemporary R&B Album GRAMMY to prove it.

Let's get into our personal rankings of every song on the album.

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