Album: Beyoncé: Platinum Edition (2014)
Producer: Beyoncé, Bobby Johnson, Detail, Sidney Swift, Derek Dixie

“7/11” is weird. The back-half of the extended version of “Get Me Bodied” is perhaps precedent, in that “7/11” consists of Bey offering instruction for a bunch of activities you can do with various parts of your body. “Legs moving side to side, smack it in the air/Shoulders moving side to side, smack it in the air.” The video brings it together (by visualizing each action), but even independent of Beyoncé and her friends having maximum fun in a bathroom, the song works. It’s a nasty bit of trunk-rattling Texas music that demonstrates a flexibility of sound and a willingness to experiment that’s a hallmark of post-self-titled Beyoncé. —Ross Scarano