Beyonce’s ‘June Birthday Playlist’ Includes Songs From Prince, Iggy Azalea & Lana Del Rey

Mike Wass | June 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Beyonce can literally do anything — release a blockbuster album in the middle of the night, watch her sister beat the crap out of her husband without blinking an eyelid and put together the perfect YouTube playlist. The queen of all musical genres surprised fans by posting a ‘June Birthday Playlist’ on her website dedicated to “the great musical talents born in the month of June!” And her selections can’t be faulted.

Queen Bey kicks off the playlist with a little Prince (“Breakfast Can Wait”) before transitioning into Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy”, the first of two songs from the Aussie rap diva. There are a couple of surprises in there — Boy George‘s “Live My Life” and Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own” — but the majority of the songs are from hip-hop/R&B heavyweights like Ice Cube, 2Pac and Kendrick Lamar. Oh and Lana Del Rey‘s “West Coast” gets some well-deserved love as does Solange‘s excellent “Lovers In The Parking Lot”. Watch Bey’s tasteful tribute after the jump.

Beyonce’s June Birthday Playlist

1. Prince — “Breakfast Can Wait” 2. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX — “Fancy” 3. Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson — “All Falls Down” 4. Faith Evans — “Soon As I Get Home” 5. Robyn — “Dancing On My Own” 6. Boy George — “Live My Life” 7. Ice Cube — “Today Was A Good Day” 8. Carl Thomas — “I Wish” 9. 2Pac — “California Love” 10. Eddie Levert — “Get Over It” 11. Kendrick Lamar — “Good Kid” 12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert — “Same Love” 13. Lionel Richie — “All Night Long” 14. Lana Del Rey — “West Coast” 15. Jason Mraz — “I’m Yours” 16. Solange Knowles — “Lovers In The Parking Lot” 17. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea — “Problem” 18. Fantasia — “When I See You”

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