From "Independent Women" to "Single Ladies," girl power has long been Beyoncé's Topic A, and "Run the World (Girls)" is a blistering return to the theme. She forsakes fashionable sounds — no Eurodisco synths! — to belt over Diplo and Switch's ferocious dancehall beat. The message is party-hearty feminism. But with Gaga, Britney, Katy, Rihanna and Taylor all vying to be the queen of pop, you can bet B isn't looking to share the throne.
Listen to "Run the World (Girls)":
star ratingModern Vampires of the City
- star ratingRandom Access Memories
- star ratingLSXX: Last Splash: 20th Anniversary Edition
- star ratingThe Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film
- star ratingMother
- star ratingTime