Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

Album: I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008)
Charted: 7 1
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  • All the single ladies
    (All the single ladies)
    All the single ladies
    (All the single ladies)
    All the single ladies
    (All the single ladies)
    All the single ladies
    Now put your hands up

    Up in the club--we just broke up
    I'm doing my own little thing
    You decided to dip and now you wanna trip
    'Cause another brother noticed me
    I'm up on him, he up on me
    Don't pay him any attention
    'Cause I cried my tears for three good years
    You can't be mad at me

    'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Don't be mad once you see that he want it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Don't be mad once you see that he want it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it

    I got gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
    Got me tighter than my Dereon jeans
    Acting up, drink in my cup
    I can care less what you think
    I need no permission, did I mention?
    Don't pay him any attention
    'Cause you had your turn, but now you gon' learn
    What it really feels like to miss me

    'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Don't be mad once you see that he want it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Don't be mad once you see that he want it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh

    Don't treat me to these things of the world
    I'm not that kind of girl
    Your love is what I prefer, what I deserve
    Here's a man that makes me then takes me
    And delivers me to a destiny, to infinity and beyond
    Pull me into your arms
    Say I'm the one you want
    If you don't, you'll be alone
    And like a ghost I'll be gone

    All the single ladies
    All the single ladies
    All the single ladies
    All the single ladies
    All the single ladies
    All the single ladies
    All the single ladies
    Now put your hands up

    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Don't be mad once you see that he want it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Oh, oh, oh
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
    Don't be mad once you see that he want it
    If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it

Comments: 4

  • Piper from San Franciscosteve from Gibsonia, I also love to see the afrocan dancing styles, we do it out here west coast style, flipping our hair and stomping, really important to hit the beat, love some beyonce, she knows the songs
  • Dj from Hope, NjI'm a fan of Beyonce's music - not a huge fan, just a regular one - and this type of video is probably my least favorite. Having said that, I can't explain exactly what it is about this video, but it is definitely my all-time favorite. I have a feeling this is one of those videos people will still be watching in 100 years.

    Anyone with a psychology background feel free to offer your analysis as to how a video made by a performer whose music I think is only in the decent to good range can make a video in a style I can't stand and yet it is my favorite ever.
  • Steven from Gibsonia , Pathis should be on the list of songs that are significant in the gay community, because the video has brought the african american gay dancetsyle to the mainstream.
  • Austin from Smallsville, New EnglandBeyonce is one of the better pop singers. She actually sings!!!
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