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The power of Beyoncé's 'Drunk in Love'

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On Jan. 26, 2014, Beyoncé and husband Jay Z opened the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with a commanding and captivating performance of "Drunk in Love," one of two lead singles off Beyoncé's fifth studio album, "Beyoncé." The song was officially released on Dec. 17, 2013, but in the weeks following the couple's appearance on the Grammy's, covers and remixes of the single began popping up left and right.

The song's intenseness is the core of it's magnetic appeal, drawing the listener in, thus, luring everyone out of the woodworks to duplicate it. Its aesthetic casts a spell, hypnotizing you until the next thing you know you've posted a YouTube video of yourself posing to the song while attempting to make body movements that would be considered dancing, thank you, Vin Diesel.

More along the lines of musically recreating the song, rapper, Angel Haze, tried a rendition with her spunky flow creatively replacing a lyric that shall become infamous, "Surfboard," with "Skateboard," while also adding her own rhymes. Watch Angel's version here.

Hip hop artist, Future, adds his own verses while shredding his vocals to Beyoncé's high notes, but staying true to the general thread of the music, listen to Future's "original" version here.

R&B singer, The Weeknd, released a complete remix adding some nice synths, but instead of keeping the theme of the song of waking up in the kitchen drunk "in love," he portrays the generic artist of partying and being drunk "on models," listen here.

"Drunk in Love's" raw and serious sexual tone also leave plenty of room for a parody to be made. Comedian and actor, Marlon Wayans' website, "What The Funny," released a satire music video titled, "Drunk as F*ck," where, you guessed it, the message is drunk on cognac and a few other choice liquors, and asking, "where's the baby?" If you haven't seen it yet, please watch the hilarious video here.

No matter what version of "Drunk in Love" you become obsessed with, chances are you will become obsessed. If you stick with B's, you will learn something new about her with every listen, like she's a pretty decent surfer.


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