She's been on the road with her latest album since April, but this month sees Beyonce's Formation tour finally hit UK soil and the beginning of the show's European leg.
Obviously, the show includes plenty of songs from her latest offering Lemonade, but if you haven't seen the setlist yet (don't worry we won't spoil it for you), a generous smattering of her classics are also given an outing.
Which got us thinking: which are Beyonce's biggest hits in the UK? She has 34 Top 40 hits to name, including five Number 1s and a further 13 Top 10s, but when physical and digital sales are combined with streaming plays, which Yoncé hit beats the rest? Before we reveal the full Top 20, let's take a closer look at the Top 5...
Since its release in 2008 it has become one of Beyonce's signature hits, often closing out her spectacular shows, sending everyone home on a feel-good note. It may have topped out at Number 4 on the Official Singles Chart in 2009, but its enduring popularity has seen it notch up a combined tally of 1.2 million sales and streams to be her biggest single.
If I Were A Boy
Serving as the trailer single from her third studio album I Am... Sasha Fierce, Bey played a NYPD police officer in the accompanying video, a perfect choice considering the Official Singles Chart was under her arrest when the track was released. The song patrolled the Top 10 for 10 weeks and hit Number 1 in its third week on the tally. With combined chart sales of 1.1m, IIWAB was a tough act to follow.
Proving the I Am... Sasha Fierce years really were as huge as you remember, the album's second release Single Ladies takes fourth place in her best sellers list. A track that still has everyone thinking they're the sassiest thing in the room after 8 pints at their baby cousin's christening, this party playlist staple has achieved 991,000 combined sales since it first hit the Official Chart at Number 7 in 2009.
Rounding out Bey's Top 5 big ones is Telephone, her 2010 collab with Lady Gaga (863,000 total chart sales) while her debut single Crazy in Love (featuring Jay Z), is at 4 with just under 1.1 million combined sales over all formats.
Her other love-themed Jay Z duet Drunk In Love is Yonce's sixth biggest single, while her most recent entry on the list is her 2015 feature on Naughty Boy's Runnin' (Lose It All).
Beyoncé’s full Official Top 20 biggest singles
|2||IF I WERE A BOY||BEYONCE||1||2008|
|3||CRAZY IN LOVE||BEYONCE||1||2003|
|4||SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)||BEYONCE||7||2008|
|5||TELEPHONE||LADY GAGA FT BEYONCE||1||2010|
|6||DRUNK IN LOVE||BEYONCE FT JAY-Z||9||2013|
|7||RUNNIN' (LOSE IT ALL)||NAUGHTY BOY/BEYONCE/A BENJAMIN||4||2015|
|9||BEST THING I NEVER HAD||BEYONCE||3||2011|
|10||LOVE ON TOP||BEYONCE||13||2011|
|12||RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS)||BEYONCE||11||2011|
|13||BEAUTIFUL LIAR||BEYONCE & SHAKIRA||1||2007|
|19||BABY BOY||BEYONCE FT SEAN PAUL||2||2003|
|20||DEJA VU||BEYONCE FT JAY-Z||1||2006|
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