Exploring Every Song Featured in Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Movie and the Selections That Were Left Out

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Beyoncé’s concert film, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” is more than just a musical experience; it’s a culture, a mindset, a form of liberation, and a dream realized, as voiced by the superstar herself. For fans who witnessed the historic Renaissance World Tour, it was a communal celebration that solidified her connection with the Beyhive, resulting in a groundbreaking achievement as the highest-grossing tour by a Black artist and among the top eight highest-grossing tours globally, raking in a staggering $579 million worldwide.

The tour’s success didn’t come without meticulous planning and dedication. Beyoncé invested four years into crafting this auditory spectacle, navigating challenges like a knee injury that demanded surgery before the tour’s launch. She meticulously outlines the intricate workings behind the scenes, describing the tour as a well-oiled machine. From the harness-wearing women who meticulously constructed screens to the diverse team of nurses, editors, tailors, choreographers, and caterers, every detail was meticulously managed to ensure a seamless experience.

The sheer logistics of the tour were staggering, highlighted by the detailed stage architecture that required three stages for seamless transitions between cities. As one stage was being set up, the other two stages were en route to the next destination, meticulously assembled for each performance.

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Although the film couldn’t encompass every moment of the extensive three-hour show, it did bring forth a comprehensive insight into the tour. Some songs, including tracks from “4” like “1+1,” “I Care,” “Rather Die Young,” and “Love on Top,” along with her cover of Rose Royce’s “I’m Going Down,” were omitted, likely due to time constraints. However, the film still offers a generous serving of Beyoncé’s performances from the tour’s setlist.

While the film delves into glimpses of her family life and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter’s performance, it may have missed some fan-favorite songs. Nevertheless, audiences are treated to an immersive experience that not only showcases Beyoncé’s artistry but also offers a sneak peek into the colossal effort needed to execute such a monumental production.

 

Check out the full setlist for the film:

“Dangerously in Love 2”

“Flaws and All”

“I’m That Girl”

“Cozy”

“Alien Superstar”

“Lift Off”

“Cuff It”

“Energy”

“Break My Soul + The Queens Remix”

“Formation”

“Diva”

“Run the World (Girls)”

“My Power”

“Black Parade”

“Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion

“Partition”

“Church Girl”

“Get Me Bodied”

“Before I Let Go”

“Crazy in Love”

“River Deep, Mountain High”

“Love Hangover (Diana Ross Intermission)”

“Plastic Off the Sofa”

“Virgo’s Groove”

“Naughty Girl + Love to Love You Baby”

“Move”

“Heated”

“Kitty Kat”

“Thique”

“All Up in Your Mind”

“Drunk in Love”

“America Has a Problem” with Kendrick Lamar

“Pure/Honey”

“Summer Renaissance”