Even in Destiny's Child, it was clear Beyonce was destined for solo global stardom.
Since she first broke away from the group in 2002 with Work It Out, Queen Bey has landed 35 Top 40 singles on the Official UK Singles Chart, including five Number 1s.
Across her 62 songs to land inside the UK Top 100, she's notched up 21.6 million chart sales, including a whopping 1.7 billion streams. But which tracks finish at the top of the pile? See Beyonce's Official Top 40 biggest songs in the UK at the bottom of the page, but first, some highlights...
03 Bonnie & Clyde
Official Chart peak: 2
Chart sales: 267,000
The first of many collaborations with her husband Jay-Z, 03 Bonnie and Clyde was released as the lead single from Jay's seventh album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. The track peaked at Number 2, earning Jay his third UK Top 10 and secured them as pop's hottest couple.
Official Chart peak: 74
Chart sales: 420,000
Despite missing the Top 40, this track from Beyonce's 2013 self-titled album remains a fan favourite. Co-written by the star with a host of famous names including Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, Bey channels her inner Prince on this sultry number that includes the now iconic line: "Driver roll up the partition, please..."
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Official Chart peak: 7
Chart sales: 1.1 million
Proving the I Am... Sasha Fierce years really were as huge as you remember, the album's second release Single Ladies takes fourth place and is one of three songs in her all-time UK Top 5. A track that still has everyone thinking they're the sassiest thing in the room after a couple of cocktails, this party playlist staple has achieved 1.1 million chart sales since it first hit the Official Chart at Number 7 in 2009.
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. The Ryan Tedder-produced song was caught in controversy at the time for its similarities to another made by Ryan, Kelly Clarkson's Already Gone (Kelly has since made light of it by mashing the songs together in some performances), but that hasn't stopped Halo racking up huge numbers.
The song topped out at Number 4 on the Official Singles Chart in 2009, and its enduring popularity has seen it notch up 1.5 million chart sales. It's her best-selling and most streamed track to date, with 125 million plays.
Beyoncé’s Official UK Top 40 biggest singles
|2||CRAZY IN LOVE||BEYONCE||1|
|3||IF I WERE A BOY||BEYONCE||1|
|4||SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)||BEYONCE||7|
|5||DRUNK IN LOVE||BEYONCE FT JAY-Z||9|
|7||TELEPHONE||LADY GAGA FT BEYONCE||1|
|8||RUNNIN' (LOSE IT ALL)||NAUGHTY BOY/BEYONCE/A BENJAMIN||4|
|9||BEST THING I NEVER HAD||BEYONCE||3|
|10||LOVE ON TOP||BEYONCE||13|
|11||RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS)||BEYONCE||11|
|14||BEAUTIFUL LIAR||BEYONCE & SHAKIRA||1|
|18||BABY BOY||BEYONCE FT SEAN PAUL||2|
|22||DEJA VU||BEYONCE FT JAY-Z||1|
|23||WALK ON WATER||EMINEM FT BEYONCE||7|
|24||FEELING MYSELF||NICKI MINAJ FT BEYONCE||64|
|25||03 BONNIE & CLYDE||JAY-Z FT BEYONCE KNOWLES||2|
|26||END OF TIME||BEYONCE||39|
|27||CHECK ON IT||BEYONCE FT SLIM THUG||3|
|30||FLAWLESS REMIX||BEYONCE FT NICKI MINAJ||65|
|33||ME MYSELF AND I||BEYONCE||11|
|36||SHINING||DJ KHALED FT BEYONCE & JAY Z||71|
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