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25 times Beyoncé and JAY-Z celebrated their love through lyrics

Putting PDA on a playlist for the last 15 years.

As JAY-Z and Beyoncé celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary today, we remember their most musical moments of PDA over the years. From sweet subliminal nods to cocky call-outs, here are 25 times the couple took their love to their lyrics.

Jay Z ft. LaToiya Williams, “All Around The World” (2002)

“Said it's all love, Shore Club, M-I-A / Party at Bungalow 8, when I stay / Pool look like a hundred Beyoncé's / A couple fiances, I'm the new DeVante”

Jay Z ft. Beyoncé, “'03 Bonnie & Clyde” (2002)

“Only time we don't speak is during 'Sex and the City' / She gets Carrie fever but soon as the show is over / She's right back to being my soldier / 'Cause mami's a rider and I'm a roller / Put us together, how they gon' stop both us? / Whatever she lacks, I'm right over her shoulder / When I'm off track, mami is keeping me focused / So let's lock this down like it's supposed to be / The '03 Bonnie & Clyde, Hov' and B”

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Crazy In Love” (2003)

“Young Hov, y'all know the flow is loco / Young B and the R-O-C, uh oh!”

Beyoncé, “Signs” (2003)

“I was in love with a Sagittarius, he blew my mind”

Jay Z, “Public Service Announcement” (2003)

“Flyer than a piece of paper bearin’ my name / Got the hottest chick in the game wearing my chain”

Destiny's Child, “Soldier” (2004)

“We like them boys up top from the BK / Know how to flip that money three ways / Always ridin’ big on the freeway / (Wit' that east coast slang that us country girls we like) / Low cut caesars with the deep waves / So quick to snatch up your Beyoncé”

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Deja Vu” (2006)

“I used to bag girls like Birkin bags / Now I bag B (Beyoncé: Boy, you hurtin' that!)”

Jay Z ft. Beyoncé, “Hollywood” (2006)

“When your friends is, Chris and Gwyneth / When your girl is more famous than you, then it's / Time to get all your windows tinted / Keep your eyes squinted, it's gon' flash any minute”

Jay Z, “Lost One” (2006)

“I don't think it's meant to be, B / But she loves her work more than she does me / And honestly, at twenty-three / I would probably love my work more than I did she / So, we ain't we, it's me and her / 'Cause what she prefers over me is work / And that's where we differ / So I have to give her free time, even if it hurts / So, breathe, mami, it's deserved / You've been put on this earth / To be all you can be, like the reserves / And me? My time in the army, it's served / So I have to allow she her time to serve / The time's now for her, in time she'll mature / And maybe we can be we again like we were / Finally, my time's too short to share / And to ask her now it ain't fair, so yeah, she lost one”

Jay Z ft. Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind” (2009)

“Cruisin’ down 8th St., off-white Lexus / Drivin’ so slow, but BK is from Texas”

Beyoncé, “Countdown” (2011)

“Still love the way he talk, still love the way I sing / Still love the way he rock them black diamonds in that chain / Still all up on each other, ain't a damn thing change / My girls can't tell me nothing, I'm gone in the brain”

Jay Z & Kanye West, “H•A•M” (2011)

“I'm like, really, half a billi, nigga / Really, you got baby money / Keep it real with niggas / Niggas ain't got my lady money”

Jay Z & Kanye West, “That's My Bitch” (2011)

“Put some colored girls in the MoMA / Half these broads ain’t got nothing on Willona / Don’t make me bring Thelma in it / Bring Halle, bring Penélope and Salma in it / Back to my Beyoncés / You deserve three stacks, word to André”

Jay Z, “Glory” (2012)

“I wreak havoc on the world / Get ready for part two / A younger, smarter faster me / So a pinch of Hov, a whole glass of B / ... / Bad ass little Hov / Two years old shopping on Saville Row / Wicked ass little Bey / Hard not to spoil you rotten, looking like little me / ... / You're a child of destiny / You're a child of my destiny / You're my child with the child from Destiny's Child / That's a hell of a recipe”

Justin Timerlake ft. Jay Z, “Suit & Tie” (2013)

“You just got good genes so a nigga trying to cuff you / Tell your mother that I love her 'cause I love you / Tell your father we go farther as a couple / They ain't lose a daughter, got a son / I show you how to do this, huh”

Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Z, “Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)” (2013)

“Up in the clouds, me and my spouse / Rumors on the ground gettin' too loud / Please turn them shits down, can't hear myself think / Turbulence, shit, almost spilled my drink”

Jay Z, “Picasso Baby” (2013)

“Sleeping every night next to Mona Lisa / The modern day version with better features”

Jay Z, “Beach is Better” (2013)

“Girl why you never ready / For as long as you took / You better look like Halle Berry / Or Beyoncéeeeee / Shit then we getting married”

Jay Z, “Part II (On The Run)” (2013)

“Boy meets girl, girl perfect woman / ... / I'm an outlaw, got an outlaw chick / Bumping 2Pac, on my outlaw shit / Matching tats, this Ink don't come off / Even if rings come off, if things ring off / My nails get dirty, my past ain't pretty / My lady is, my Mercedes is / My baby momma harder than a lot of you niggas / Keep it 100, hit the lottery niggas / ... / I been wilding since a juvi / She was a good girl 'til she knew me / Now she is in the drop bustin' U-ey's / ... / She fell in love with the bad guy, the bad guy / What you doing with them rap guys, them rap guys / They ain't see potential in me girl, but you see it / If it's me and you against the world, then so be it”

Jay Z, “La Familia” (2013)

“Niggas wanna kidnap wifey / Good luck with that bruh”

Jay Z, “Jay Z Blue” (2013)

“My flight changed again / Slight change of winds / It's barely 12 noon and my wife changed again”

Beyoncé, “Flawless” (2013)

“My man makes me feel so goddamn fine”

Beyoncé, “Mine” (2013)

“And you're still so fine, oh my oh my / Been having conversations about breakups and separations / I'm not feeling like myself since the baby / Are we gonna even make it? Ohhh”

Beyoncé, “Formation” (2016)

“I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils”

Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. Jay Z, “All the Way Up (Remix)” (2016)

“You know you made it when the fact / Your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is / Survival of the littest”

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