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    So, Uh, Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" Really Has Endured

    How does it feel when your very greatness triggers one of the most powerful feuds in pop culture history?

    If you were alive in 2008, you probably remember Beyoncé's song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and its corresponding music video.

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    It was everywhere.

    Like, really. You couldn't escape it. If you were alive in 2008, you probably heard "Single Ladies" every day.

    But admit it: You loved it.

    It's eight years later now, and time has offered perspective. "Single Ladies" has revealed itself to be one of the most enduring songs of our era.

    For example, it taught us this cool thing to do with our hands at parties.

    (Even Barack Obama is grateful for that one.)

    As with anything of true power, it birthed moments of both great love and great drama. Ones that just may outlast us all.

    Careers have been made and sacrificed at the alter of "Single Ladies."

    Remember that time in 2009 when Kim Kardashian and her sisters Kourtney and Khloé dressed up in the "Single Ladies" music video costumes for a photoshoot with People?

    And just recently in 2016 when Kim casually remarked to Kourtney that "Single Ladies" was the song of the year way back when?

    "Single Ladies" is truly remarkable in the breadth and longevity of its influence.

    Let us never forget the power of this single song.

    May it live forever.