If I Were a Boy

Beyoncé

About If I Were a Boy

"If I Were a Boy" is a song performed by American singer Beyoncé, from her third studio album I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). "If I Were a Boy" was written by BC Jean and Toby Gad, who also handled its production alongside Beyoncé. Inspired by the difficult break-up of a romantic relationship, the song was initially recorded by Jean, whose record company rejected it. Beyoncé then recorded her own version. Jean was upset when she learned that Beyoncé was releasing it as a single, but eventually, they reached an agreement. Columbia Records released "If I Were a Boy" to US radio on October 8, 2008, as a double A-side single album's alongside "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" as the lead singles. The two songs showcased the contrast between Beyoncé's personality and her aggressive onstage persona, Sasha Fierce. A Spanish version of the song, titled "Si Yo Fuera un Chico", was digitally released in Mexico and Spain. "If I Were a Boy" is a pop and R&B introspective ballad which draws influences from folk rock through its instrumentation of which includes acoustic guitars, drums and strings. The song's lyrics lament the misunderstandings between the genders and indict the male side of relationships. "If I Were a Boy" was well received by critics, who complimented Beyoncé's tormented and emotive vocal performance and called the song her best work to date. The single was a commercial success as it placed in the top ten on twenty-five different singles charts. It topped the charts in more than eight European countries, including the United Kingdom, where it is Beyoncé's best-selling single, though it only comes in third once streaming data is included.. "If I Were a Boy" peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, and the US. 


Year:
2008
125,440 Views
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If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I'd roll out of bed in the morning
And  on what I  and go

Drink beer with the guys
And  after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd  get  for it
'Cause they'd  up for me

If I were a boy
I  I  understand
How it  to love a girl
I  I'd be a  man
I'd  to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's  you for granted
And  you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I  turn off my phone
Tell  it's broken
So they'd  that I was  alone

I'd put  first
And make the  as I go
'Cause I know that she'd be faithful
Waiting for me to come home (to come home)

If I were a boy
I  I  understand
How it  to love a girl
I  I'd be a  man
I'd  to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's  you for granted
And  you had got destroyed

It's a  too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake
Think I'd  you like that
If you  I  wait for you
You  wrong

But you're just a boy
You don't  (Yeah, you don't understand)
How it  to love a girl someday
You wish you were a  man

You don't  to her
You don't care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
'Cause you've  her for granted
And  you have got destroyed
But you're just a boy

Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". more »