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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Beyonce Songs

See which song beat “Single Ladies” and “XO”

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We asked our readers to vote for their favorite Beyonce songs. Here are the results

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Beyoncé has released a strong string of solo singles since she launched her solo career in the early 2000s. As she's grown more famous, the cultural potency of her songs have become more powerful. "Formation" and the release of her surprise, self-titled album a few years back are perfect examples of the ways the diva can turn her music into cultural moments. In honor of her latest milestone, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite Beyoncé solo songs. Here are the results.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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“Crazy in Love”

The opening horn hook of "Crazy in Love" may be the most instantly recognizable moment of any Beyoncé song. The song itself — one of her first collaborations with husband Jay Z — helped propel the singer into solo stardom, helping efficiently launch her career outside of Destiny's Child. Since its 2003 release, the single has become one of the best-selling songs of all time and garnered two Grammy Awards. Most recently, Bey reinvented the track for 50 Shades of Grey and teased its horn hook during a walk-off with Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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“Love on Top”

Beyoncé's seamless fusion of modern R&B with motown breeziness and gospel-like runs is what makes "Love on Top" one of the most fun showcases of her talent and pop sensibilities. The beat plays out like an Eighties Janet Jackson B-side, but it is Beyoncé's key changes that elevate the track from simple pop hit to a near-perfect throwback love song that soundtracked her big pregnancy reveal at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. 

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