Blog #11
Blog #11: Listening of the week
"Love on top" by
Beyoncé
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About the artist

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She found fame as a young performer with group Destiny's child, which became the best selling girl group of all time.  

Since going solo, she has released 6 albums, all of which have gone platinum, and had 18 top ten hits.  She has won over 20 Grammy awards, and acted in 11 movies.  She continues to be one of the most influential musicians and pop culture icons in the U.S. and world today.

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How to Listen

Listen to all of or some of the song below a few times:

1st time:  Just listen and take it in
2nd time: Listen and follow along with the lyrics
3rd time:  Listen and focus on the music behind the lyrics

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Listen
"Love on top" by Beyoncé
"Love on top" by Beyoncé 

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Lyrics

Bring the beat in

Honey honey
I can see the stars all the way from here
Can't you see the glow on the window pane
I can feel the sun whenever you're near
Every time you touch me I just melt away

Now everybody ask me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear
(They say love hurts)
But I know (it's gonna take the real work)
Nothing's perfect but it's worth it
After fighting through my tears and finally you put me first

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Baby it's you
You're the one I love
You're the one I need
You're the only one I see
Come on baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one I can always call
When I need to make everything stop
Finally you put my love on top

Ooh come on baby
You put my love on top top top top top
You put my love on top
Ooh ooh
Come on baby
You put my love on top top top top top
You put my love on top
My love on top
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Baby I can hear the wind whip past my face
As we dance the night away
And boy your look it tastes like a night of champagne
As I kiss you again and again and again and again

Now everybody ask me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear
(They say love hurts)
But I know (it's gonna take the real work)
Nothing's perfect but it's worth it
After fighting through my tears and finally you put me first
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Baby it's you
You're the one I love
You're the one I need
You're the only one I see
Come on baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one I can always call
When I need to make everything stop
Finally you put my love on top

Ooh baby
You put my love on top top top top top
You put my love on top
Ooh ooh
Come on baby
You put my love on top top top top top
Put my love on top
My love on top
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Baby it's you
You're the one I love
You're the one I need
You're the only thing I see
Come on baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you baby everything stops
Finally you put my love on top

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Baby you're the one that I love
Baby you're all I need
You're the only one I see
Come on baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you everything stops
Finally you put my love on top

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Baby cause you're the one that I love
Baby you're the one that I need
You're the only one I see
Baby baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you everything stops
Finally you put my love on top

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Baby 'cause you're the one that I love
Baby you're the one that I need
You're the only one I see
Baby baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you everything stops
Finally you put my love

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Respond


Click this link and answer the questions below

One of the unique aspects of this song is that it modulates (changes the notes in the scale) several times.  In black, the song is in the key of C-Major, when the lyrics turn red we move all of the notes in the song up one note and we are now in C sharp/D flat-Major, then in green, we move up again one note to D-Major, then in blue we go to D sharp/E flat-Major, and final as we fade out we are in the key of E-Major.  With all of that said information given, what challenges could come from changing the notes that you play in the song like they did in this song?

What are your thoughts about this song?