Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston.
She is the queen of everything. She's an irreplaceable, billionaire boss who runs the world.
It's her 36th birthday, so here are her best 36 songs... according to me, Adam, the author of this post.
Most are solo tracks, but there's some Destiny's Child in there and a Jay Z track feature, too.
You will disagree with this list. It was agonizing trying to make it. But, I stand by it. Why? Because, I know and love her music. I love it a lot.
And, there's quite a bit of photographic evidence to prove that. Look, here she is holding my hand.
Look, I wear her merch... to her shows, like a total nerd.
I might also wear custom made t-shirts... to her shows, around the house, etc.
Here she is singing directly to me. She does that sometimes.
Okay, here's the list.
I know all the words to all these songs. If you've gotten this far down in this article, I bet you do, too.
I would love to argue with you about why you think your "best of Beyoncé" list is better than mine. Give me a shout.
36. FREAKUM DRESS
35. BILLS, BILLS, BILLS
34. HOLD UP
33. ME, MYSELF, AND I
32. BEST THING I NEVER HAD
31. ONE NIGHT ONLY
30. DADDY LESSONS
28. RING THE ALARM
26. GET ME BODIED
24. 03 BONNIE & CLYDE
23. PRETTY HURTS
22. SWEET DREAMS
21. DÉJÀ VU
18. IF I WERE A BOY
17. INDEPENDENT WOMEN PT. 1
16. DON'T HURT YOURSELF
14. LOSE MY BREATH
13. RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS)
12. DRUNK IN LOVE
11. BABY BOY
10. SAY MY NAME
08. END OF TIME
06. CRAZY IN LOVE
03. SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)
02. LOVE ON TOP
Happy birthday, Bey.
(Also, did you know the word 'Bootylicious' was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004 due to the popularity of the Destiny's Child song titled that? Wow.)