Beyoncé’s 21 Greatest Love Songs, Ranked

Eleven years ago, pre-BeyHive, Beyoncé dropped a song that propelled her already booming career into stadium status. Whether you were single, in a relationship or one of those “complicated” situations, you probably sang “Crazy In Love”—the lead single from her solo debut, Dangerously in Love—at ear-splitting volumes.

Aside from the single’s staying power (it spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100), it also served as the precursor to future Beyoncé love songs. Five albums deep, a marriage and a baby girl later, Beyoncé has released a bevy of ballads about matters of the heart. Here, we rank Beyoncé’s 21 greatest love songs.