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Beyoncé, 'Crazy in Love'

3. Beyoncé, 'Crazy in Love'

The horns weren't a hook. They were a herald: Pop's new queen had arrived. Beyoncé's debut solo smash, powered by that sampled Chi-Lites brass blast, announced her liberation from Destiny's Child and established her MO: She'd best the competition by doing everything sassier, bigger, crazier.


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