Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls) (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls) (prod. Shea Taylor, Beyoncé, The-Dream & Switch)

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“Run the World (Girls)” is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé, from her fourth studio album 4 (2011), released as the lead single from the album on April 21, 2011. It was written by Terius “The-Dream” Nash and Beyoncé, while heavily sampling “Pon de Floor” by Major Lazer written by Nick “Afrojack” van de Wall, Wesley “Diplo” Pentz, David “Switch” Taylor and Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer. Production was handled by Switch, The-Dream, Beyoncé, and Shea Taylor. The song’s development was motivated by Beyoncé wanting to do something different: a mixture of different cultures and eras, a new sound, and a message which would give women strength. An unedited demo of the song then thought to be titled “Girls (Who Run the World)”, was leaked on the internet on April 18, 2011. “Run the World” premiered on US radio on April 21, 2011, and was digitally released the same day.

“Run the World” is an electropop and R&B song that heavily samples “Pon de Floor” by Major Lazer. The song’s title and lyrics comprise an unapologetically aggressive message promoting female empowerment. “Run the World” initially divided critics; some complimented the song’s sample, its musical direction, and Beyoncé’s aggressiveness, while others criticized the continuation of past themes and stated that they wanted to see Beyoncé covering new topics. Several critics compared “Run the World” to Beyoncé’s other singles with similar themes such as “Independent Women” (2000) – with Destiny’s Child, and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (2008) among others, stating that “Run the World” takes a more direct and assertive approach towards female empowerment.

The single peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming her lowest-performing lead single to date, and reached the top 10 in Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Scotland. “Run the World” was a top 20 hit in Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Francis Lawrence and was filmed in California over a three-day span. The video won Best Choreography at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and Best Dance Performance at the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards.

Beyoncé promoted “Run the World” with high-profile live performances, notably at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards and on the French X Factor. Although her performance at the Billboard Music Awards was well received by critics, it ignited controversy surrounding the production due to visual similarities to a performance by Italian entertainer Lorella Cuccarini in February 2010 at the 60th Sanremo Music Festival in Italy. “Run the World” was used to awaken the crew of the final mission of the US Space Shuttle Atlantis and was dedicated to Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus. Heather Morris covered “Run the World” for “Asian F”, an episode of the American television show Glee.

Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls) (prod. Shea Taylor, Beyoncé, The-Dream & Switch)

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Lyrics

[Intro]
Girls, we run this mutha (Yeah!)
Girls, we run this mutha (Yeah!)
Girls, we run this mutha (Yeah!)
Girls, we run this mutha girls

[Chorus]
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!

[Verse 1]
Some of them men think they freak this
Like we do, but no they don’t
Make your check, come at they neck
Disrespect us, no they won’t
Boy, don’t even try to touch this (Touch this)
Boy, this beat is crazy (Crazy)
This is how they made me (Made me)
Houston, Texas, baby
This goes out to all my girls
That’s in the club rocking the latest
Who will buy it for themselves and get more money later
I think I need a barber
None of these niggas can fade me
I’m so good with this, I remind you, I’m so hood with this
Boy, I’m just playing, come here, baby
Hope you still like me, F-U, pay me

[Pre-Chorus]
My persuasion can build a nation
Endless power, with our love we can devour
You’ll do anything for me

[Chorus]
Who run the world? Girls! Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls! Girls!

[Verse 2]
It’s hot up in here
DJ don’t be scared to run this, run this back
I’m repping for the girls who taking over the world
Help me raise a glass for the college grads
41′ Rollie to let you know what time it is, check
You can’t hold me (You can’t hold me)
I work my nine to five and I cut my check
This goes out to all the women getting it in
Get on your grind
To the other men that respect what I do
Please accept my shine
Boy, you know you love it
How we’re smart enough to make these millions
Strong enough to bear the children (Children)
Then get back to business
See, you better not play me (Me)
Oh, come here, baby
Hope you still like me
F-U, pay me

[Pre-Chorus]
My persuasion can build a nation
Endless power, with our love we can devour
You’ll do anything for me

[Chorus]
Who run the world? Girls! Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls!

[Outro]
Who are we? What we run? The world
(Who run this mutha? Yeah!)
Who are we? What we run? The world
(Who run this mutha? Yeah!)
Who are we? What do we run? We run the world
(Who run this mutha? Yeah!)
Who are we? What we run? We run the world
Who run the world? Girls! Girls!

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