Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Beyonce Songs

See which song beat "Single Ladies" and "XO"

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"If I Were a Boy"

The emotional ballad "If I Were a Boy" challenged relationship gender roles and gave an intimate look at the pain of a tense relationship where trust is quickly dissolving. At the time, it was one of Beyoncé's most vulnerable singles yet, made more powerful by the emotional intensity of her vocal performance.

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