From The Vault: Beyoncé – ‘Naughty Girl’

Published: Sunday 20th Jun 2021 by Joe

As this week marks the 18th anniversary of Beyoncé’s debut album ‘Dangerously In Love,’ From The Vault is back today saluting infectious classic – ‘Naughty Girl.’

Released as the last single from the set in 2003, ‘Girl’ was written by Bey alongside Scott Storch who also produced the track. It’s built around an interpolation of Donna Summer’s disco classic ‘Love To Love You Baby.’

The diva declares that she’s “feeling sexy” and is ready to become the object of her desire’s naughty girl.

Commercially, the tune was yet another global hit for Queen Bey peaking at #3 in the US, #2 in Canada, #9 in Australia, and #10 in the UK.

The 1950´s inspired video was directed by Jake Nava – the very man behind the visuals for the album’s first two singles. With its cabaret and burlesque theme, it is reminiscent of the work of Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and other entertainers of that era.

Adding to the spectacle, Beyoncé was joined by Usher in select dance sequences.

The visual won Best Female Video at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Deservingly.


As the singer has often pointed out, it’s crazy to think that some at her label didn’t initially believe the project had legs. Because, 18 years later, it’s proving that it has many.

‘Naughty Girl’ and its parent album presented a more sensual side to Yoncé, but still retained that flair the world fell in love with during her Destiny’s Child days.

This release in particular also ushered in a whole new persona for the artist, one which put more emphasis on showmanship and visuals. The rest, as they say, is history.

We’re ready for the next chapter whenever Bey’s ready!

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) June 20, 2021

    She better send some flowers to Donna Summer’s grave for giving the To Love to Love you baby song💅🏿

    • UHoesFunny June 20, 2021

      Girl stfu lmfaooo. Such a hater

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) June 20, 2021

        Wanna hear me moan, Ahaawwwwwwwwwww💅🏿 AhaawWwww, yeahhhhhhhhh Ahaawwwwwwww🤳🏿

  2. Clarks0o00ñ June 20, 2021

    What a serve.
    She has so much chemistry with usher

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) June 20, 2021

      Queen B should’ve chose Usher instead of Jay, then he won’t get any h e r p e s

      • True Tea June 20, 2021

        Usher seem to like Older women.

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) June 20, 2021

        And FAT woman 💅🏿 Indeed. 🤰🏿🤰🏿🤰🏿🤰🏿

      • True Tea June 20, 2021


  3. True Tea June 20, 2021

    Love Donna Summer’s ‘Love To Love You Baby’.

  4. Erica June 20, 2021

    This video should have not one best female video over Britney toxic! MTV was mad Britney didn’t come so they gave this award to her. How else you would explain toxic being the only female video nominated in video of the year category but lose female video of the year doesn’t make sense does it.

    • Clarks0o00ñ June 21, 2021

      Britney is brain dead get over it

  5. I can’t June 20, 2021

    When Beyoncé said, “The way you baawwyyydddayyy, moves across the flooorrr”, I felt that.

  6. Clayne June 21, 2021

    A little tidbit…

    Originally this song was suppose to be her debut single, featuring Lil Kim… that version not only scrapped Lil Kim from the track but was also, as we all know, replaced w “Crazy In Love” for her solo debut.

    • just saying June 21, 2021

      The Lil’ Kim version wasn’t just a remix?

  7. Tee June 21, 2021

    Jane Toussaint 2.0

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