Freakum Dress

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"Freakum Dress" is a song by American singer and songwriter Beyoncé from her second solo studio album B'Day (2006). It was written by Beyoncé, Rich Harrison, and Makeba Riddick. "Freakum Dress" is similar to songs that Destiny's Child used to record in the 1990s. The song is complete with whistles, cymbal dominated scatter rhythms and a beat, which is augmented by hi-hats and plinking keyboard pulses. In the song, Beyoncé advises women who have partners with straying eyes to put on alluring dresses and grind on other guys in dance clubs, to regain their affections. "Freakum Dress" was generally well received by music critics who complimented Beyoncé's vocals as well as the assertiveness with which she delivers the lyrics. Many of them also noted that the beat of song melds very well with the vocal arrangement and the instruments used. The music video for the song was directed by Ray Kay, with co-direction from Beyoncé, for the B'Day Anthology Video Album (2007). It features Beyoncé dancing with women of different ages, races, and sizes. Thirty metallic dresses were designed by Tina Knowles and were used in the production. Beyoncé explained that the main reason behind shooting a video for the song was to show what a "freakum dress" looks like. The song was part of the set lists during Beyoncé's worldwide tours The Beyoncé Experience (2007) and I Am... World Tour (2009–10). Later, in 2012, the song was performed during her revue Revel Presents: Beyoncé Live. She also performed it on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013 after an interlude. In 2016, the song was performed as an interlude on The Formation World Tour.  


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2006
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To be or not to be 
Not!
Hold up, bring the beat back
Stop! I ain't ready yet
Wait! Let me fix my hair, yes, yes
Yes ma'am, yes ma'am
Now pass me my dress, yes

I think I'm ready
Been locked up in the house way too long
It's time to get it
'Cause once again he's out doing wrong

And my girls are so real
Said it's been a minute since I had some
He's been actin' up
But he won't be the only one
'Cause when he acts wrong, that's when you put it on
Get him uptight, this is your song
Hold out your back, time to impress
Pull out your freakum dress

Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on

Oh, every woman got one
Oh, shut it down when the time comes
Oh, pull out the big guns
Oh, and put your freakum dress on

Soon as he saw me
Turned on by how the dress was fittin' right
Short and backless (backless, backless)
See my silhouette in the moonlight

Such an attraction
Keep tellin' me how my outfit's so nice
Little did he know
Ha, my man gon' take it off tonight
'Cause when he act wrong, that's when you put it on
Get him uptight, this is your song
Hold out your back, time to impress
Pull out your freakum dress

Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on

Oh, every woman got one
Oh, shut it down when the time comes
Oh, pull out the big guns
Oh, and put your freakum dress on

All the ladies, you ain't these
All dressed up in your dresses
And your bestest with no reason
Get ready to freakum, freakum

When you put it on it's an invitation
When they play your song, get on up and shake it
Work it out your back, you don't have to waste it
Spin it all around then take it to the ground and

When you put it on it's an invitation
When they play your song, get on up and shake it
Work it out your back, you don't have to waste it
Spin it all around then take it to the ground and ooh

'Cause when he act wrong, that's when you put it on
Get him uptight, this is your song
Hold out your back, time to impress
Pull out your freakum dress

Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on (freakum, freakum, freakum)
Oh, put your freakum dress on (freakum, yeah)
Oh, put your freakum dress on

Oh, every woman got one (every woman got one)
Oh, shut it down when the time comes (time comes)
Oh, pull out the big guns
Oh, and put your freakum dress on

Ladies look it here
When you been with your man for a long time, oh
Every now and then you gotta go in the back of that closet
And pull out that freakum dress, oh

I got my freakum dress on
I got my freakum dress on, oh
I got my freakum dress on
I got my freakum dress on, oh

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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 »

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Written by: Angela Beyince, Beyonce Knowles, Makeba Riddick, Rich Harrison

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