The 56 Most Underrated Moments In Beyoncé Music Video History

Duh, “Singles Ladies” was life-changing, but what about that champagne glass bubble bath though?

1. When Beyoncé shimmied in this iconic gold halter dress in 2003’s “Work It Out.”

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2. When she seductively hula-hooped in a constellation of sparkle and shimmer.

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3. When she truly WERKED IT OUT.

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4. When she — in a skintight leopard jumpsuit — literally rode a giant black kitty cat for 2007’s “Kitty Cat.”

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5. And then took it for a walk.

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6. When she opened the first few seconds of 2007’s “Suga Mama” by puffing on a giant cigar like a boss-lady.

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7. When she rode a metallic mechanic bull and glitter was everywhere.

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8. When Beyoncé and her legion of women fabulously motioned the lipstick maneuver as they transitioned into their “freakum” dresses in 2006’s “Freakum Dress.”

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9. And then walked down the runway in hers — AND DAT SLIT.

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10. When she freakishly did this shimmy back bend while dancing in the sand in 2006’s “Deja Vu.”

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11. And again on Jay Z, cascading off of him as he just casually stood there.

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12. (And then there was this often-forgotten NSFW moment between them.)

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13. When she managed this move in 2006’s “Check On It” and really spelled out what “dippin’ it” looks like.

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14. When she gyrated in this totally and painfully mid-’00s outfit.

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15. When she channeled the whole Nicki Minaj look first and romped around in a glittery pink leotard.

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16. When she and her slinky abs debuted 2004’s “Soldier”* in this…special little number.

*We know, it’s Destiny’s Child, but it is still important to the Beyoncé-pedia of music videos.

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17. When Bey, Michelle, and Kelly strutted with their dogs and showed everyone who was in charge.

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18. And when Solange, who was pregnant at the time (!), came to support on set, and they rubbed her belly.

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19. When she left her mark in bright pink lipstick in the opening of 2006’s “Get Me Bodied.”

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20. When she entered the room sporting a ponytail that looked like it could double as a weapon.

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21. When these men and women literally followed her at her feet.

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22. And when she knocked ‘em dead like she DGAF.

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23. When she spoke truth through her tears in 2009’s “Why Don’t You Love Me?

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24. When she showed off proof that she’s the greatest in the most casual way.

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25. When she was an angry housewife in killer purple lipstick.

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26. And when she rocked the Bettie Page bangs.

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27. When she raged in an oversize men’s button-up in 2006’s “Ring the Alarm.”

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28. When she came from the shadows as the ultimate femme fatale in 2011’s “Dance for You.”

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29. When she brought in the fans and no one could look away.

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30. And when she put all other private dances to shame.

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31. When she surveyed her kingdom like a majestic goth queen in 2013’s “Jealous.”

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32. When she opened 2011’s “Love On Top” in these kicks.

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33. And this hat.

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34. When she had a row of babes following her every move.

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35. And when her suit got sexier with each key change.

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36. When she crumped it so hard as her backup dancers stood poised in 2008’s “Sweet Dreams.”

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37. When she became the most angelic bionic woman.

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38. Her dewey, fresh-faced close-up in 2008’s “If I Were a Boy.”

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39. And when she fulfilled a fantasy we didn’t even know we had.

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40. When she joined forces with Shakira for a surreal, shape-shifting dance break in 2006’s “Beautiful Liar.”

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41. When she teased us with a pool party we all wish we were invited to in 2011’s “Party.”

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42. When Solange showed up playing DJ.


Hi Solange!!

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43. When bubbles never looked so amazing.

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44. And when she danced with Kelly Rowland in a neon yellow fur coat plus RABBIT EARS?

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45. When, while most of us remember her super-sexy diamond bralette scenes in 2003’s “Baby Boy“…

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46. You might have forgotten her amazing break, when she belly danced for her life.

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47. When she sashayed out of her red fur coat in 2011’s “Naughty Girl” like “I’ve arrived, bitch.”

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48. When she was splashing around a bubble bath in a champagne glass.

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49. When she looked like a super hero in her leather get-up and thigh-high boots in 2009’s “Green Light.”

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50. When all of 2009’s “Me, Myself, and I” happened backward, and she was looking glamorous, strutting in reverse.

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51. When Bey did this famous dra-ma-tic head bob.

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52. And when she scolded and held these red drawers in front of her man, who was cheating on her.

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53. When she had us wondering if this was a music video or a hair commercial in 2011’s “1+1.”

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54. When she hypnotized everyone with just her right hand in the opening of 2008’s “Ego.”

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55. When she whipped her curls back and forth like she was getting down to business.

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56. And when she did this.

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