#74: “Dance for You” by BeyoncePaul Lorentz
Beyonce’s most recent album (4) has taken some time to grow on me, but I think, song for song, it’s my favorite of her solo albums. This song, especially, is one that I really didn’t like on first listen – I’m more a fan of badass Beyonce than sexy Beyonce – but I’ve really grown to love it. In my defense, I grew to love this song before I saw this video, which, in five grotesque minutes, is making me question not just why I like this song, but why I like Beyonce at all. I can’t imagine Kanye bum-rushing the stage to defend this.