I had never heard a Beyonce song I actually liked (and had heard several I openly detested — HI "SINGLE LADIES") and didn't actually think she was that good until I saw this. That video basically reaches down into my brain and flicks every emotional switch I have. Holy fucking shit, that video. That is my favorite video in the history of YouTube. I have never watched it once and then NOT proceeded to watch it at least two more times. When she hits that high note at 1:57 my brain basically collapses into a puddle of goo, and that's like the third most impressive thing she does there.

PEOPLE AREN'T SUPPOSED TO SOUND THAT GOOD WITHOUT BEING ON A SOUND STAGE. WHAT IS THIS BEYONSORCERY.