Beyoncé’s 10 Best Music Videos (Ranked By YouTube Views)

Beyoncé hardly needs an introduction, but it would be remiss not to mention that the reigning queen of the music industry has had a revolutionary career which continues to awe fans. Her freshest offering, Renaissance is being hailed as another masterpiece from the powerhouse which celebrates individuality and Blackness, even if fans received only music and no visual assets to go with each tune.

Beyoncé is known to give keen attention to the videos that accompany her music, and many of them remain iconic to the date. Some with elaborate stories, some with a message, and all with legendary dance sequences, these Beyoncé videos rule Youtube with hundreds of millions of views.


10 Beyoncé – Irreplaceable – 453 Million Views

Beyonce drops the mic on stage

Blending relatability with art is what Beyoncé is known for, and one of her best singles, “Irreplaceable,” continues to be one of her most watched videos. The breakup song about a woman who throws her partner out of her home for infidelity definitely rang a bell for the Beyhive and even casual listeners.

The video showcases visuals which match the song, where Beyoncé sees her cheating partner at a gorgeous home and points out to him how replaceable he really was. The video was a typical Noughties one, replete with the singer performing with her band.

9 Beyoncé, Shakira – Beautiful Liar – 458 Million Views

Beyoncé and Shakira dancing in the Beautiful Liar music vidoe

The collaboration that brought together two maestros of music, Queen Bey and Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar” was an audible and visual treat for fans of both the musicians. The abstract video had Beyoncé and Shakira appearing from the mist, dancing among beautiful forests and in shallow water, making for a gorgeous frames.

They looked amazingly similar as they showed off the dance moves they were renowned for, which is probably what makes this such a popular video. It isn’t often that one sees Shakira and Beyoncé in the same video, singing about a man they both loved but chose each other over him.

8 Beyoncé – Love On Top (Official Video) – 499 Million Views

Beyoncé Love on Top Video

One of the most played Beyoncé songs in movies and TV, “Love On Top” is one of her most joyful ditties about finding love and enjoying it’s beautiful parts. She kept her video simple as her stunning vocal range took center stage, busting some dance moves along with a crew in a studio.

With minimal costume changes and a simpler choreography than her other videos, this video from her fourth album, aptly named 4, is as happy and fun as the song is. Fans clearly keep returning to it for a dose of seratonin.

7 Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls) (Official Video) – 542 Million Views

Beyoncé in the Run the World (Girls) video

This female potential anthem is a regular in playlists to date, and is also considered a Beyoncé song that would make for a great movie. Mojave Desert became a post-apocalyptic war scene, where Bey and her troupe of strong women bested men with amazing dance moves and fierce dominance.

The production value of the video for “Run The World (Girls)” was immense, and the visuals were striking (think: Beyoncé standing in couture with hyenas on a leash.) The singer’s dance moves were impeccable, and she even invited Mozambican group Tofo Tofo to help her and star in the video.

6 Beyoncé – If I Were A Boy – 550 Million Views

If I Were A Boy Beyoncé

A lead single from I Am… Sasha Fierce, “If I Were A Boy” was a heart wrenching song about the unfairly different roles that men and women are expected to play in relationships, and the video furthered that idea by depicting the singer in the role of a man, and her partner acting as a woman is expected to.

The role reversal was a clever piece of thinking, and the video got a dramatic black and white treatment. As always, Beyoncé’s vocals were evocative, and the reversal at the end of the video is a kicker that fans still love to see.

5 Beyoncé – 7/11 – 577 Million Views

Beyonce wears a feathery white dress on stage

Breaking out from her mold of polished and perfect videos, Beyoncé showed a casual and more relaxed side of herself in the “7/11” video, even though the song was most definitely a trap and hip-hop track meant for the club.

Shot in a home video style, the RnB queen can be seen kicking back with some wacky dance moves, chilling with her girlfriends (throwing in some moves, of course) and generally having a good time in a balcony, hotel suite, her home, and bathrooms. Seeing her have some down-time was a welcome break from her usual fare.

4 Beyoncé – Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z – 627 Million Views

Beyoncé in the Crazy in Love video

Easily one of Beyoncé’s most popular songs from her debut Dangerously in Love, it also followed one of her many signature themes: singing about true monogamous love. The funk and soul tune featured a rap verse from her future husband Jay Z, which made this song much more special.

It’s safe to say that this video was a pop culture moment which will never be forgotten. Beyoncé brought the heat with her amazing dance moves on the streets, in a photo shoot and amongst the elements along with her rapper husband.

3 Beyoncé – Drunk in Love (Explicit) ft. JAY Z – 665 Million Views

Beyoncé with a trophy on the beach in the Drunk in Love video

Black and white is a go-to for Beyoncé Knowles, and yet again, a video with her beau Jay Z became one of her most popular ones. While the actual visuals are limited to a dark beach with the singer dancing in the waves with Jay Z, the chemistry between them makes this a fan favorite.

The bass beat kept listeners hooked and the lyrics which celebrated female sensuality and her happiness with Jay Z were the highlights of the video.

2 Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (Video Version) – 874 Million Views

Beyoncé cover art for Single Ladies

Uplifting women and restoring their sense of worth is an endeavor that Beyoncé seems to be on since the beginning of her career. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” became an instant hit with women the world over, but the iconic trio in their black leotards is the most memorable part of this tune.

Parodied and imitated countless times, the “Single Ladies” dance move was a moment that became monumental in 2008. Even two decades later, it continues to be relatable and viewed over and over.

1 Beyoncé – Halo – 1.2 Billion Views

Love On Top Beyoncé Video

Crossing the hallowed billion views mark, “Halo” is synonymous with Beyoncé, and will always be. The twinkling piano and bass-filled tune is heartwarming to hear, and the video echoes that feeling perfectly.

As the songstress sings about her angelic partner, the video shows a dreamy sequence of Bey with her partner, doing life’s mundane chores, embracing ordinariness beautifully, and being in love. Few songs could reach the pinnacle of popularity that Beyoncé’s love song did.

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