"Déjà Vu" is a song by American singer Beyoncé (pictured) that
features vocals by rapper Jay-Z. It was produced by Rodney "Darkchild"
Jerkins and Beyoncé for her second solo album, B'Day (2006). An R&B;
song, it incorporates elements of 1970s funk and soul music, with bass
guitar, hi-hat, and French horns. In the lyrics, a woman is constantly
reminded of a past lover. The song was released as the album's lead
single to US radio stations in June 2006. It received mixed critical
reviews, with favorable comparisons to Tina Turner's vocal performances
of the 1980s. "Déjà Vu" was recognized as the Best Song of 2006 at the
MOBO Awards, and a club remix by the Freemasons received three
nominations for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 2007 Grammy
Awards. The song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100
chart, at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and generally within the
top 20 in Europe. The accompanying music video was directed by Sophie
Today's selected anniversaries:
American forces led by William Henry Harrison defeated the
forces of Shawnee leader Tecumseh's growing confederation at the Battle
of Tippecanoe near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana.
Oil was discovered in the Caspian Sea off the coast of
Azerbaijan, leading to the construction of Neft Daşları, the world's
first offshore oil platform.
Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali deposed and replaced
Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, declaring him medically unfit for
the duties of the office.
Hillary Clinton was elected as a Senator, becoming the first
First Lady to win public office in the United States.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A member at one end of a range or series made up of similar members.
2. (mineralogy, specifically) A mineral that occurs at one end in a
range of solid solutions.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the
higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes
that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him
neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake
of that night filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle
itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must
imagine Sisyphus happy.
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