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From The Vault: Beyonce – ‘Me, Myself And I’

Published: Sunday 30th Jul 2017 by Joe

Today’s From The Vault pick comes courtesy of music’s reigning queen – Beyonce. Mrs Carter’s 2003 single ‘Me, Myself and I’ is this week’s selection.

After the detonation of dynamite duo ‘Crazy In Love’ and ‘Baby Boy’, the pressure was on for Bey to blaze with something equally as epic. Bypassing obvious single choice ‘Naughty Girl’, the singer decided to release a cut that showcased a different side of her solo album debut ‘Dangerously In Love.’

The song was produced by Scott Storch and saw Bey re-engage with Destiny’s Child‘s lyrical mainstay: self-empowerment in the face of philandering men.

Though the track did not top the Billboard Hot 100 like its predecessors, the single was the artist’s fourth consecutive Top 5 after it peaked at #4 in the US. It ascended to #2 on the Hip-Hop/R&B tally and #3 on the Dance Club Songs count. Even if it wasn’t as impactful overseas as ‘Crazy’ and ‘Boy’, the single did manage a #11 peak in both the UK and Australia.

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Johan Renck directed the video, which tells the tale of the song, in reverse. Starting with Knowles sporting a bob walking barefoot in the street, we go back in time to find out what prompted such reactions from her.

An alternative version was released in 2010 with the story told in chronological order and additional footage of Bey performing the track.

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With Mrs Carter, her last two projects have taught us is that she doesn’t make records with radio – or iTunes – on her mind anymore. And, in a way, we appreciate her dedication to being an artist in the truest sense of the term.

Still, we’d be fully on board with an album that had a little bit of everything (see: uptempos with catchy hooks, turn up anthems, and deeper moments ala this) without sacrificing the authenticity established by her most recent projects.

In any case, we’re sure she and her team know exactly how they want to tell the next chapter of her story.

We’ll be ready when she is!

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  1. …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 30, 2017

    When I saw this video I said career done…her hair looked like crap the entire video..bey don’t look good with bangs….glad she went back to her signature tossed or side part style…she has worn for years… Ever since..

  2. Suicide Blonde July 30, 2017

    There’s nothing special about this song or video, her music is not essential.

    • Lmfao_Hoe July 30, 2017

      Hating ass always got something to say.

    • ??? July 30, 2017

      There’s nothing special or essential about this overrated fraud in general lol.

  3. Jeans July 30, 2017

    Wasn’t the song her 3rd consecutive? I thought Naughty Girl was the fourth single and last to hit top 5 from that album?

  4. Coolio July 30, 2017

    I enjoyed this song.
    Her hair was slayed , I read a lot of people saying her hair looks better in person.
    I hope for the new era she goes back darker like the beyonce experience DVD color.

    • …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 30, 2017

      Noooooo….it looked liked crap her hair….that why bey never wears bangs….not allll styles fits her..face
      …very rare if she wear short hair , dark hair or bangs. .

  5. Francis July 30, 2017

    Her performance of this song in the Beyoncé Experience DVD is everything, vocals for days!

  6. MessyJessy July 30, 2017

    Her hair is layed. Please yall always got something stupid to say about this woman. She looks gorgeous this entire video.

  7. Stephy July 30, 2017

    Great song. Love the lyrics.

  8. ??? July 30, 2017

    B*tch hasn’t seen an album come near 5 million sold since lmao.

  9. RoyalKev July 30, 2017

    This is one of the best R&B cuts I ever heard! I still have this in rotation to this day! #Classic

  10. Beyond Amazing (Cause Bey Really Is!!!) July 30, 2017

    This song will always have major replay value. Thanks Queen!

  11. Facts July 30, 2017

    I absolutely love this song and video. It got me through a really tough breakup at the time.

  12. fatusankoh July 31, 2017

    Beautiful song I love this song well done queen Bey

  13. Meme July 31, 2017

    This will forever be Beyoncé best body of work. The songs on this album is meaningful and well written. Classic and full of substance. Unfortunately her music today is straight trash. Garbage lyrics and tacky content that needs visuals to sell the music. Her music can not stand alone and has to paired with videos for anyone to pay attention.

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