Most Popular Beyoncé Music Videos
These are the most popular Beyoncé music videos which are ranked according to YouTube views. Now Beyoncé doesn’t have a music video with a billion views on YouTube. But her two most popular music videos, ‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Halo’ have just under 1.2 billion views combined.
1. Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - 616,590,507 views
This song is from Beyoncé's third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce. In 2010, "Single Ladies" won three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year. Some consider it to be one of the best songs of the decade. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified quadruple-platinum, with more than 5 million paid digital downloads.
The music video won Video of the Year at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
2. Beyoncé – Halo - 576,735,971 views
This is regarded as one of the best Beyonce songs of all time. It was vocally demanding and optimistic in its style. The song is about a woman who got her heart broken in a previous relationship. "Halo" was one of the best-selling singles of 2009.
The halo talked about in the song is the partner and the woman can feel the presence of her partner whenever and wherever. It's like being the personal angel of the woman.
The song starts off talking about emotional walls built to prevent getting hurt. But these walls are are dropping and the right choice is to get a release from emotional bondage.
3. Beyoncé - Drunk in Love (Explicit) ft. JAY Z - 441,539,677 views
This song features Beyonce's husband, American rapper Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. "Drunk in Love" spent eight weeks in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number two. The song won Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards.
The music video is in black-and-white and was directed by Hype Williams. The location was at a beach front manse in Golden Beach, Florida. The clip depicts the loving relationship between Beyonce Jay-Z. The music video was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
4. Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls) - 388,935,703 views
Beyonce talks about women empowerment in this song. It is all about how women have power in their own unique way. Some lyrics to note are "strong enough to bear the children (children). Then get back to business" and "This goes to out to all my girls. That's in the club rocking the latest".
The former lyric shows the utmost strength with women being able to do a man's job and raise and provide for their families. The latter lyric is about how women are dedicated to their job, but at the same time consider the latest trends and tastes.
5. Beyoncé - If I Were A Boy - 338,178,900 views
This is already the third song in this list from Beyonce's album I Am... Sasha Fierce. This music video was shot in black-and-white. Here is something that Beyonce had to say about the song and the music video specifically.
In the beginning of the video, my husband makes me breakfast and he's excited about it, and I kind of don't have time to eat. As a police officer, I have a male partner and the video goes through our days. My husband's at work and has attractive girls flirting with him but he declines their advances. I have a guy flirting with me, and I flirt back.
6. Beyoncé - Love On Top - 306,448,956 views
The video is 3 minutes and 17 seconds long, while the song is 4 minutes and 27 seconds long. This is because the second verse was omitted.
During a live performance of "Love on Top", at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce announced her pregnancy to the world. She had already stated on the black carpet an hour previously that she was going to be making an announcement. At the end of the "Love on Top" performance at the show, Beyonce dropped the microphone, opened her jacket and rubbed her belly.
7. Beyoncé - Best Thing I Never Had - 289,706,625 views
Beyonce stated that the wedding dress she wore in the music video was a Baracci one. This was a piece she had seen in a shop window while at the 52nd Grammy Awards. She described the dress as a beautiful fantasy and her management team made the call and the shop still had it. She further stated that the wedding dress made her feel like royalty. In her own words, she talked about she felt like a queen.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Beyonce was at her peak in her voice and looks in the music video for "Best Thing I Never Had".
8. Beyoncé, Shakira - Beautiful Liar - 289,318,149 views
This music video was filmed over just two days. The dance routines were rehearsed in forty minutes. Shakira taught Beyonce some belly dancing moves. Beyonce and Shakira are very similar in their appearance in this music video with matching hairstyles and black outfits. Yahoo! Music stated that the dance moves of the two singers were erotic and convincing.
"Beautiful Liar" was nominated for Video of the Year at the BET Awards in 2007. Beyonce performed this song at her world tour "The Beyonce Experience" in 2007.
Did You Know? - Beyonce and Shakira have never performed this song together live.
9. Beyoncé – Irreplaceable - 271,659,901 views
The length of this music video is 3 minutes and 47 seconds. In the video, Beyonce throws her no-good boyfriend out of the house. Beyonce seems to be making a statement that she can find another man in very little time. To this end, the music video ends with Beyonce greeting her new boyfriend at the front door. This situation probably applies to Beyonce alone as it is difficult to find a suitable romantic partner even with all the technology we have these days.
Anyway, "Irreplaceable" won Video of the Year at the 2007 BET Awards.
10. Beyoncé – Sorry - 241,938,656 views
Interestingly, this is the only music video to come from Beyonce's latest album Lemonade. The song was performed at The Formation World Tour in 2016. This song is in black-and-white and that makes it the fourth single of this type to make this list. You would think that the usual Beyonce videos would be popular, but this goes against the grain.
The line that has become rather infamous comes in this clip "He better call Becky with the good hair". There were a lot of positive reviews for the video namely from Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone and Complex among others.