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“Drunk in Love” is a 2013 R&B song recorded and performed by American singer-songwriter Beyoncé and her husband and rapper Jay-Z.and her husband and rapper Jay-Z. Shortly after its release in December 2013, the music video drew a lot of attention for its sexually suggestive imageries and spawned a slew of parodies on YouTube.
The song, which is marked by heavy influences of trap beats and deep bass lines, was introduced as one of the two lead singles for Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth studio album released exclusively online via iTunes on December 13th, 2013.
On December 16th, the BeyonceVEVO YouTube channel uploaded the black-and-white music video for the track, which features Knowles and Jay-Z having a romantic outing at a Florida beachfront (shown below). Within the first three months, the video gained over 105 million views and 70,400 comments.
On December 25th, YouTuber DelanoTV uploaded a sexually explicit parody of the music video titled “Drunk in Nut” (shown below, left). On December 27th, YouTuber AlexisJordan1 uploaded a cover of the song, receiving more than 1.4 million views and 3,700 comments in the following five weeks (shown below, right).
On December 29th, YouTuber buffcorrell uploaded a cover in which he sings the song shirtless in his bedroom, which gathered upwards of 760,000 views and 4,500 comments in three months (shown below, left). On January 13th, 2014, YouTuber AfricanoBOI uploaded a parody titled “Horny as F*ck,” in which a man wearing a dress and wig sings about being sexually aroused (shown below, right). In the next six weeks, the video gained over 320,000 views and 1,400 comments.
On January 22nd, YouTuber IceJJfish uploaded a parody version of “Drunk in Love” (shown below, left), which garnered upwards of 1.9 million views and 7,300 comments in the next three weeks. On February 25th, YouTuber Adrian Anchondo uploaded a parody version of the song in which he expresses an appreciation for the American global doughnut company Dunkin’ Donuts (shown below, right). Within the first two weeks, the video accumulated over 600,000 views and 660 comments.