Can You Finish All of These Beyoncé Lyrics?


By: Beth Hendricks

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

She sat at the helm of one of the greatest girl groups of all time. She has 23 Grammys and 70 nominations, making her the Grammys' most-nominated female artist, and is the most-awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, Billboard Awards and Soul Train Awards. She acts. She dances. She sings. She created an alter ego (Sasha Fierce). She got "bootylicious" added to the Oxford English Dictionary. She has performed for sitting presidents and Super Bowl fans — all while maintaining a marriage to rapper and business mogul Jay-Z and giving birth to their three children. 

Is there anything Beyoncé can't do?

The lyrics of her songs also speak to her sass and indomitable fierceness. Phrases like "How you gonna upgrade me? What's higher than No. 1?" and "Imma keep runnin' 'cause a winner don't quit on themselves" show where the songstress' head's at. "There's nothing not to love about me, I'm lovely" and, our favorite, "I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker," elevate Mrs. Knowles-Carter to the upper stratosphere of fame. It's what fuels her fans, the Beyhive, and not for nothing, this quiz!

So, go on and show us that you know your A, Bey, Cs! Can you finish these song lyrics from some of Beyoncé's best-loved hits? Here's your "Green Light": "Work It Out!"

Can you finish these lyrics: "If you liked it then you should've _____________"

The title of Beyoncé's, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," pretty much gives away the answer, doesn't it? Although, you might've been hanging out under a rock if you weren't already familiar with this single from 2008 that won a Grammy for "Song of the Year" two years later.


"Baby, I can see your halo," comes just before which of these phrases in Beyoncé's "Halo"?

"Halo" is a ballad recorded by Beyoncé as part of her "I Am... Sasha Fierce" album. There have been rumors that the song was originally intended for Leona Lewis, but industry insiders said it was always written with Queen Bey in mind.


"I slay, okay, ________ ..." What fills the gap in Beyoncé's song, "Formation"?

In case you were wondering, Beyoncé slays ... all day. (Was there ever any doubt?) That's directly from her song, "Formation," from the album, "Lemonade." She performed it with much fanfare at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.


The secret to being "Flawless," Beyoncé says, "I wake up looking this good ..." What follows?

Bow down! Beyoncé wakes up "looking this good" and she "wouldn't change it" if she could. We don't blame you, girl! If we could wake up looking like Beyoncé for a day, it's hard telling what would happen!


What did Queen Bey say here? "The truth of the matter is replacing you _________

Ouch! Beyoncé is brutal for this one: "'Cause the truth of the matter/Is replacing you is so easy." So, why is the song called "Irreplaceable?" Because, Bey continues, "Don't you ever for a second get/To thinking you're irreplaceable."


Beyoncé said she would, "I'd roll out of bed in the morning ..." in "If I Were a Boy." What phrase comes next?

Beyoncé released, "If I Were a Boy" as part of her 2008 album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce." In it, she sings about the things she would do if she were, well, a boy. The song has been covered many times by folks like Reba McEntire and the show ,"Glee."


Beyoncé sings, "When you leave, I'm begging you not to go," in "Crazy in Love," but what's the next phrase?

A 2003 release for her "Dangerously in Love" album, Beyoncé gives us all the relationship feels in this song, when she sings about — what else — looking "Crazy in Love" for her romantic interest.


"He only want me when I'm not there," is the start of a phrase that had everyone's attention in the summer of 2016. What comes next?

"Becky with the good hair" is the key phrase here, from the 2016 song, "Sorry." There was a lot of speculation about who Beyoncé was referring to, amid the cheating allegations leveled against her husband, but we'll let you Google it to find out who Becky really is.


Go, girl! What comes after, "We're smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children ...."?

"Who run the world? Girls!" Talk about an empowering song for women! Beyoncé nailed it with "Run the World (Girls)." Its aggressive tone made it a pass for some, but the song won numerous awards for its choreography and dance.


What's the rest of this Bey phrase? "Diva is a female version ...

Beyoncé is all about the female empowerment in this tune, written for her 2008 album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce." Another part of the song: "I'm a diva, best believe her, you see how she gettin' paid?/She ain't callin' him to greet her, don't need him, her bed's made." Tell 'em, B!


Yoncé and her hubby teamed up on this song that says, "Who wants that perfect love story anyway ..." What lyric is missing?

'"Part II (On The Run)," a fun collab between Queen Bey and her king (that's Jay-Z, if you hadn't heard), tells the story of a couple willing to risk it all for their dangerous relationship. The song appeared on Jay-Z's album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail."


"You're the one that gives your all ..." is a sweet lyric. Which of these phrases follows it?

"Love On Top" in one of those upbeat, rousing melodies that Beyoncé has become known for. In this song, she's singing about her true love: "Baby it's you/You're the one I love/You're the one I need/You're the only one I see."


Driver, roll up the partition, please! How did Queen Bey finish these lyrics? "Took 45 minutes to get all dressed up ... _________________."

"Partition" was a song released by Beyoncé as part of her self-titled album in 2013. The song is, ahem, shall we say – explicit? But, hey, Queen Bey knows how to tell a story and make it feel less ... dirty.


"Everything you own ..." is where, according to Beyoncé?

Don't worry; Beyoncé isn't keeping anyone's stuff in the song, "Irreplaceable." Instead, she sings, "Everything you own in the box to the left." We think that's a subtle sign that it's time for you to move on ... or out.


Yoncé had specific instructions in these lyrics: "Baby boy, you stay on my mind ..." What comes next?

Appropriately titled, "Baby Boy," this song with Sean Paul comes from Beyoncé's debut album, "Dangerously in Love." In it, the singer addresses the object of her affections with all of the fantasies she has in mind.


"Stop interrupting my grinding ..." is followed by which of these phrases in "Sorry"?

The song's title may be "Sorry," but Beyoncé sounds anything but when she sings, "Stop interrupting my grinding, I ain't thinking 'bout you." Ouch. She goes on to say, "Sorry, I ain't sorry/I ain't thinking 'bout you."


In "No Angel," Beyoncé sings, "I come with a side of trouble, _________________." What's missing?

She's no angel and she's telling you so in this song titled, "No Angel." Beyoncé sings, "Underneath the pretty face is something complicated," before she tells listeners that she "comes with a side of trouble." But that's why you're sticking around, right?


"Ya man ain’t never seen ___________." Can you finish this Yoncé lyric?

Hey, we love a woman with confidence, and Beyoncé has it in spades. In "Partition," she's telling us about one of her finest, ahem, features. "Partition" was incorporated in her self-titled album released in 2013.


"Some call it arrogant," Queen Bey sings in "Ego." What line follows it?

In the song, "Ego," Beyoncé sings, "Usually I'm humble/Right now I don't choose/You can leave with me/Or you could have the blues/Some call it arrogant/I call it confident." "Ego" featured guest vocals from none other than Kanye West.


She's got those, “Six inch heels ..." Which of these phrases comes next?

The song, titled "6 Inch," starts off with, "Six inch heels, she walked in the club like nobody's business." Clearly, someone is making boss moves: "She's stacking money, money everywhere she goes."


"Nine times out of 10, I'm in my feelings," Queen Bey sings. What line is next in this song?

Beyoncé's "Love Drought" was featured on 2016's "Lemonade." Contrary to rumors at the time, the song was not about alleged infidelities by Beyoncé's husband, Jay-Z, but rather aimed at a record label and its perceived untruths.


"Thank God you blew it," the song says. What comes next?

"Best Thing I Never Had," an inclusion on Beyoncé's 2011 album, "4," was a song whose lyrics could speak to both men and women who have been in a rocky relationship. Bey follows up these lines with, "I'm so over you."


"You don't deserve my tears ..." How does Beyoncé finish these lyrics?

Listen, Beyoncé is never going to be one to admit she's been crying over a man, as evidenced in the song, "Best Thing I Never Had." These lines follow, "So sad you're hurt/Boo hoo, oh, did you expect me to care?"


Which phrase follows this one? "Baby kiss me before ...

"XO," from Beyoncé's self-titled album in 2013 is perhaps one of the singer's lesser-known tunes, but that doesn't mean it didn't generate some controversy. An audio recording of the Challenger disaster that occurred in 1986 at the start of the song drew scorn from some.


Beyoncé's "Freedom" includes this phrase, "Imma keep runnin' 'cause ..." What comes next?

"Freedom" showed up on Beyoncé's 2016 album, "Lemonade," and featured popular rapper Kendrick Lamar. The song appears to be a personal reflection from the Queen herself, who added: "Singin', freedom/Freedom/Where are you?/'Cause I need freedom, too/I break chains all by myself."


Queen Bey follows these lyrics, "Middle fingers up, put them hands high," with what?

Beyoncé is clearly NOT sorry, even though that's the name of her song here — "Sorry." In fact, the entire song is decidedly unapologetic, so we feel like Bey is sending a message here. The question is ... to whom?


"My baby is a 10," according to Beyoncé's "Countdown." What comes next?

The song, "Countdown," is true to its name, with Beyoncé delivering a literal countdown in the hook: "My baby is a 10/We dressing to the nine/He pick me up, we eight/Make me feel so lucky, seven/He kiss me in his six ..."


Can you finish these lyrics? "Our love was stronger ... "

In "All Night," Beyoncé sings about the strength of her relationship with her lover, one she is trying to rebuild after infidelity and loss of trust. She continues, "Beyond your darkness, I'm your light/Oh, if you get deep, you touch my mind."


"I am the dragon breathing fire," Beyoncé sings in "Don't Hurt Yourself." What does she follow it up with?

"Don't Hurt Yourself" was recorded as a part of the album, "Lemonade," released in 2016. Despite not generating much popular radio airplay, the song received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Rock Performance" category.


How did Beyoncé follow up this phrase, "How you gonna upgrade me?"

"Upgrade U" was a part of Beyoncé's second album, "B'Day," in 2006. The song included a ton of popular personalities who contributed to it, including Jay-Z, Sean Garrett, Swizz Beatz and Bey's sister, Solange.


From the song of the same name, what line follows this? "Me, myself, and I ... "

"Me, Myself and I" shows the emotional journey that takes place after a partner cheats and the other person figures out how to pick up the pieces. She released it as the third single from "Dangerously In Love."


Here's our favorite: "I sneezed on the beat and ..." What happened next?

"I sneezed on the beat, and the beat got sicker" is part of the lyrics from Beyoncé's song, "Partition." The next line in the song says, "Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor." "Partition" was co-written and produced with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.


"You can be a sweet dream ______________." How do you finish these lyrics from "Sweet Dreams"?

"You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare," Beyoncé sings in "Sweet Dreams." The song was actually originally intended to be called "Beautiful Nightmare," and was included on her "I Am... Sasha Fierce" album.


Bey tells us, "I wanted more than just a man ..." in "Summertime," and follows it up with which of these?

Beyoncé's "Summertime" was a part of the album, "The Fighting Temptations," a movie featuring Beyoncé and Cuba Gooding Jr. The song continues, "Someone I can talk to, someone who really listens ..." Been there!


Beyoncé warns them to "Ring the Alarm," singing, "You ain't never seen ..." What follows it?

"Ring the Alarm" was typical aggressive Beyoncé, letting everyone know the foolishness she won't put up with. She also sings, "I done put in a call, time to ring the alarm." If we were you, we'd listen.


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