Archive | April 2014

Beyoncé Madness: Final Four

final4So yes, I do realize that we are a bit of a stone’s throw from anything resembling the month of March, but I have had more than a bit going on in my personal life.  You know, nothing major or anything.  I’m about to be married next week, and my wife-to-be and I just accepted jobs that will move us across the country, so you could say that I’ve had some things on my mind.  However, tickets for Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run tour go on pre-sale tomorrow, and I am feeling slightly more focussed.  So I do apologize for leaving you hanging for so long on this tournament.  Hopefully this amazing final four will be enough for you forgive me.

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First up, we have the Destiny’s Child winner, Say My Name challenging your pick for the solo career, Love On Top.  I have to admit, I don’t have a ton to say about these songs anymore.  They’re amazing, and to be honest, they both surprised the heck out of me to make it this far.  The 3rd and 8th seed in their respective brackets, these tracks have had some tough fights, but both found themselves pretty easily knocking out their Elite Eight contenders to be here.  May the best song win.

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Next we have what is easily my favourite thing to have happened here on Beyoncé Madness to date.  How appropriate for two power couple collabs to make it to the final four, and then for them to face-off.  Of these two songs, released exactly 10 years apart, only one can represent in the final poll.  Either way, they’re in love – the question you have to ask yourselves is, do you prefer them Drunk or Crazy?  No crunk allowed.  I wish you the best of luck with this decision.

Beyoncé Madness: Elite Eight

queenmotherbeyonceSorry for the wait, but we are finally down to having only two songs for each quadrant.  8 great songs, 4 hard choices.  Let’s get right down to it, shall we?  Click on the song titles to open a new page that links to the videos, in case you need a refresher.

We begin with our two apparently favourite Destiny’s Child tracks, both of which barely beat out their last competitors.  SURVIVOR (which ain’t gon’ give up, it’s not gon’ stop, it’s gon’ work harder) or SAY MY NAME (if you ain’t runnin games, you better say it’s name) – what’s it gon’ be?

One decision you don’t have to worry about making is whether or not our favourite collaboration is with Jay Z, because our two finalists are both team JayBey.  ’03 BONNIE & CLYDE (down the road to the very end, it’s Beyoncé and her boyfriend) or CRAZY IN LOVE (got me lookin’ so crazy right now, this choice got me lookin’ so crazy right now).

As we move chronologically through Beyoncé’s history, we come to the remaining solo singles, which have both seemed to have a fairly easy road to this point, generally winning their match-ups by a handful of votes at minimum.  I’m hoping that means a close race between LOVE ON TOP (the one that gives it’s all, the one you can always call) and SINGLE LADIES (if you liked it then you better put your vote on it).

And finally, last but certainly not least, your favourite tracks from the newest album.  While the first of these two has been a clear favourite, ahead of its competition by decent margins, the second has been in some of the closest polls of the entire bracket.  Anything could happen now that ***FLAWLESS (It woke up like this) will go up against DRUNK IN LOVE (surfboard).