As the year is coming to a close, blogs, magazines, websites, etc. are counting down their own lists of the Best Songs of 2008. Below is a review from both MTV and RollingStone, where Beyoncé's 5th number one single, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)", came in high on.

MTV.COM - #2. Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
My favorite thing about Beyoncé has always been that despite the fact that she is well-manicured and coached to within an inch of her life, there is roughly a 50 percent chance that she is also a complete and total lunatic. I cannot explain why this is ... though, as Exhibit A, please allow me to present this song, which sounds like what would happen if the Supremes cut a track while someone was playing "Frogger" in the background (and I mean this in the best possible way). "Single Ladies" is hyperactive and supercharged in ways I never thought possible. It's epic and sexy and even a bit sad (because, you know, he didn't put a ring on it), and it manages to out-crazy even "Ring the Alarm" (thanks mostly to B's shout-out to Buzz Lightyear three-quarters of the way through). I love this song unapologetically, in reasons I am probably not doing a very good job of conveying. All I know is that there is absolutely zero chance Beyoncé ever releases a single like this ever again, so, you know, enjoy it while you can.
RollingStone - #1. Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Love has always been a high-stakes business transaction for Beyoncé, ever since that lousy boyfriend maxed out her credit card in "Bills, Bills, Bills." "Single Ladies" is her definitive statement on that subject. The beat, courtesy of The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, is irresistible and exuberant, the vocal hook is stormy and virtuosic, and her lesson is blunt: Seal the deal. With a shiny ring. Or else.


  1. Marc said...

    ifr I may suggest ;-)  

  2. Anonymous said...

    well deserved numbers!!  


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