Romm Diamonds Blog
April 12th, 2013
Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you superb songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or the lyrics. Today we have Beyonce's 2008 blockbuster hit, "Single Ladies," an exuberant anthem of female empowerment. The song is a social commentary on men's unwillingness to commit and was reportedly inspired by Beyonce's secret marriage to Jay-Z.

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In the song, Beyonce is in a club celebrating the end of a poor relationship. Her former beau is at the same club and looking to rekindle the romance. But Beyonce has already moved on. She tells him in the popular refrain, "If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it."

Peaking at the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100, "Single Ladies" is one of the best-selling singles of all time with more than 7.6 million digital downloads worldwide.

In 2009, the song’s music video was nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards, breaking the record for most nominations for a single music video. It won in three categories, including Video of the Year.

We hope you enjoy the video at the end of this post. The lyrics are below if you'd like to sing (and dance) along...

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Written by Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell and Beyonce Knowles. Performed by Beyonce Knowles.

All the single ladies, all the single ladies
All the single ladies, all the single ladies
All the single ladies, all the single ladies
All the single ladies

Now put your hands up
Up in the club, we just broke up
I'm doing my own little thing
Decided to dip and now you wanna trip
Cause another brother noticed me

I'm up on him, he up on me
Don't pay him any attention
Just cried my tears, for three good years
Ya can't be mad at me

Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh

If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

I got gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Got me tighter in my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I can care less what you think

I need no permission, did I mention
Don't pay him any attention
Cause you had your turn and now you gonna learn
What it really feels like to miss me

Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh

If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh

Don't treat me to the things of the world
I'm not that kind of girl
Your love is what I prefer, what I deserve

Here's a man that makes me then takes me
And delivers me to a destiny, to infinity and beyond
Pull me into your arms, say I'm the one you own
If you don't, you'll be alone
And like a ghost Ill be gone

All the single ladies, all the single ladies
All the single ladies, all the single ladies
All the single ladies, all the single ladies
All the single ladies
Now put your hands up, oh, oh, oh

Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh

If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Oh, oh, oh