Love On Top

Album: 4 (2011)
Charted: 22 20
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  • This mid-'80s R&B influenced tune finds Beyoncé singing about a man in her life who can do no wrong in her eyes. She croons:

    Baby it's you, you're the one I love
    You're the one I need
    You're the only one I see
    Come on baby it's you
  • The song was penned by The-Dream, whose previous contributions for Beyoncé include her girl-power anthems "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Run The World (Girls)."
  • Beyoncé produced the track with the help of producer Shea Taylor, who has also crafted beats for the likes of Ne-Yo and Janet Jackson.
  • This won the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
  • Beyoncé sings the chorus at the end four times in a row, changing keys each time until she's singing pretty darn high.
  • When Beyoncé performed this song at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011, she opened by saying, "Tonight I want you to stand up on your feet, I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me." The meaning of this statement became clear at the end of the song when she opened her blazer to reveal that she was pregnant. Blue Ivy Carter was born four months later.
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Comments: 2

  • Lauren from Fife, United Kingdomgod i fell in love with this song! its such a catchy tune, and beyonce sings it in such a great way. Love it
  • Carmela from Las Piñas City, Philippinessuch a toe-tapping, finger-snapping song! all hail queen B!
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