Dangerously In Love
Released: Jun 2003
Dangerously in Love may have launched a global superstar, but it largely consists of torch songs on which Beyoncé demonstrates her incredible voice, like "Me, Myself and I" and "Gift from Virgo." However, those ballads aren't the reason why we remember this album. Instead, it's the handful of sure-shots that kick Dangerously off with a bang: "Crazy in Love"'s brassy horn licks and funky go-go rhythms, "Naughty Girl"'s thrillingly aggressive sexuality, and "Baby Boy"'s kinetic mix of dancehall and Indian bhangra. The memories of those classic pop hits linger long after.