Retrospect: 10 Years Ago…. Beyoncé Releases “Crazy In Love”

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Today, May 18 2013, marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Beyoncé‘s career-defining single ‘Crazy In Love‘.

From the “uh-oh”‘s to the effortless booty-shaking in the video to that verse by Jay-Z, ‘Crazy In Love‘ became much more than the lead single of Beyoncé’s first solo album – it introduced “Beyoncé” to the world and remains one of the most iconic releases of her solo career.

To this day, the track has sold over 8 million copies worldwide and became the first #1 of her solo career – spending 8 consecutive weeks at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. ‘Crazy In Love‘ was chosen as the best song of the noughties by NME, and has been lauded by critics and music fans around the world since its initial release.

Stepping out from under the Destiny’s Child umbrella, the 21-year-old starlet made her mark on the industry with her sassy lover’s anthem, featuring her rumoured beau at the time, which she won 2 Grammy Awards for the following year. Skip forward 10 years and the song remains a staple piece to the 31-year-old’s performances – from her half-time show at this year’s Superbowl to her current Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, the tour dedicated to her husband.

In celebration of the timeless pop masterpiece we have chosen our favourite performances of the single, but no live outing will ever come close to the iconic music video – directed by Jake Nava.

It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years already but as the song seems to only get better with age, I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years brings.

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