Beyonce Knowles
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It’s no secret that I’m a little obsessed with Beyoncé — one look at the “top 25 most played songs” playlist on my iPod will tell you more than I’d probably admit in public — and it goes without saying that I wasn’t going to let Ms. Knowles’ 27th birthday go by unremarked. In fact, I took the liberty of rewriting the lyrics to her greatest hit, “Crazy In Love,” with an eye on her big day. (Click here if you need musical accompaniment while reading.)

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  • Here’s news sure to get your motors revvin’
  • Beyoncé well she just turned twenty-seven
  • Work It Out” always makes me drop it low
  • Play her tracks two, three times in a row
  • Such a funny thing for me to try to explain
  • How I’m feeling when I listen to “Say My Name
  • So let’s send out birthday wishes
  • To Miss Knowles lookin’ hella bootylicious
  • Raise the roof it’s B’s birthday right now
  • Jay-Z, raise the roof it’s B’s birthday right now
  • I got proof it’s B’s birthday right now
  • Solange tell the truth: It’s B’s birthday right now
  • Long in the tooth this Thursday? No how!
  • Her voice is a source of great mirth, hey, like wow
  • Hey it’s B’s birthday right now
  • Celebrating, celebrating B’s birthday right now!

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