Sweet Tooth: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring on it!)


So, if you haven’t heard this song already, you must have been living under a rock for the past 3 months. Seriously. Upon first listen, the song sounds like a commercial Jingle gone awry, complete with repetitive lyrics, repeated echoes and church-like hand claps in the background. The playful lyrics are first to grab your attention and make your girlfriends nod in approval:

“Cuz if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don’t be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it”

But after a few listens, the jingle takes on a sense of urgency in your hips your mind.  The ultimate single ladies anthem…all it needed was a single ladies dance to go along with it! Out pops the tirelessly intricate, Jake Nava-directed, homage to 1960s era Spanish bop. Beyonce and two dancers parade around in high-cut black leotards, sky-high heels and hair to match; gyrating in complete unison to the impossibly high energy chorus.  B has sass for days in the clip, scoffing at a trifling ex-boyfriend that just couldn’t cut it, all while getting low on the floor with her Ladies. The video itself is almost as addicting as the song, which by your third viewing, has now burned itself into your short term memory. Now you twist your hips when the song comes on and flick the palm of your hand back and forth whenever B demands it. By your 15th viewing of the video (ain’t YouTube grand?) you are completely obsessed, and are proud to be able to dance the first verse in unison with B and her Ladies….maybe you should make your own YouTube video?

This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you make a hit record! Unforgiving, unapologetic, repetitive bounce with catchy, kindergarten lyrics and a banging video. Congrats to Tricky Stewart and Terius Nash aka theDream. They don’t call her Queen B for nothing.

How long did it take before you got hooked; line and sinker?

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  1. Beyonce is so crafty at making those hits that appeals to the ladies, and most men, even though they don’t necessarily agree can’t help to jam to her songs…I am very pleased with her new albumn…she was able to incorporate songs that I believe most women can relate to…whether single or in a relationship…she created a good balance of songs…BUT I LOVEEEEEEEEE THIS SONG ALONG WITH THE OTHERS ON THE ALBUM!!!

  2. Hahah yes BabyRo is def a B fanatic! I’ve heard mixed reviews of her album but I actually like what I’ve heard so far from her album.

  3. I like her bum (somebody had to say it, and I just did)

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