Happy Birthday, 'Single Ladies'! Beyonce's 6 Best Performances of the Hit

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Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Don't be mad when you see that we all want it.

Everybody put your hands up: Arguably Beyonce’s biggest hit, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," turns six years old today (also turning six? "If I Were a Boy"). The song was released to radio this week in 2008, and the instantly-iconic video dropped Oct. 13, 2008. "Single Ladies" went on to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Dec. 13, 2008.

"Out of all my videos, it was the least expensive and took the least amount of time. And it ended up being the most iconic," Beyonce told Billboard in 2009. "I absolutely didn't expect that -- I don't think anyone did. But I knew exactly what I wanted to do: Keep it simple. I've done so many things in videos with different hair and wardrobe changes, different sets and lights. I just wanted to keep this one really minimal. And once we got on the set, it was like, 'Wait a minute. This is something special.'"

Just in case you’ve forgotten (hahahaha. Yeah right) here is the video for the Grammy-winning tune again:

Kanye West was right: It really is the best video of all time. In honor of the birthday, we rounded up some of Queen Bey’s best performances of the track -- both from the original 2008 rush and in many of her concerts since. (Remember when she started mixing in those "Hey hey hey hey" riffs? That was a great idea.) What's surprising when watching so many of her live performances all at once is how little she's messed with the song over the years. She knows exactly what people want to see, and goes on to hit every single mark in the complicated dance every time. 

Check them all out below, but only if you’re fully prepared to dance in a way that lets everyone around you know you actually can't dance at all.

Which is really a big part of this tune's legacy.