Dangerously in Love (album)
After her success with Destiny’s Child, Beyonce released her first solo album with “Dangerously in Love”. The album contains a lot of songs about love. Beyonce had shown she can really do it on her own in this album and made her a legitimate solo album. It became a big seller worldwide reaching number 1, including US and United Kingdom. It was certified 5x platinum by RIAA already.
Work It Out
“Work It Out” was Beyonce’s first ever solo single, but wasn’t the lead single of “Dangerously in Love” since it was used for an “Austin Powers” movie. It was included in the album in some countries. It is a beautiful R&B song with retro style. The song charted in several countries including United Kingdom where it peaked at number 7. In US, the song failed to enter the Hot 100.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10
Crazy in Love (ft. Jay-Z)
“Crazy in Love” was the official lead single by Beyonce for her “Dangerously in Love” album. It featured his husband now Jay-Z. It is a R&B song which is catchy with its horns which made it enticing. The song became a worldwide hit which included United States and UK, where it went to number 1in both territories.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10
Baby Boy (ft. Sean Paul)
“Baby Boy” was the second single of Beyonce’s first album. It featured dancehall and reggae star Sean Paul. The song’s dancehall and Arabic sound is its asset. It was another big hit for Beyonce when it reach top 10 worldwide. In United States, it became her second number 1 hit.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
Me, Myself and I
“Me, Myself and I” has been the third single of “Dangerously in Love”. The mid-tempo R&B song became Beyonce’s third US top 10 hit. In United Kingdom, it peaked at number 11.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10
“Naughty Girl” was the final official single of Beyonce’s album “Dangerously in Love”. The song has Arabic sound again, while its lyrics was kind of raunchy. It became Beyonce’s third top 5 hit in the US reaching number 3. It went top 10 in some countries too.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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