Best Thing I Never Had

The original key of the song "Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyoncé is F? major. It was released in 2011 as the second single from her fourth studio album, "4". Beyoncé herself co-wrote and co-produced the track alongside several other producers. The song is about a woman who realizes that the person she once loved was not the best for her, and she is grateful for the outcome. A curious fact is that "Best Thing I Never Had" samples a song by Douglas Gibbs, titled "La La La". The melody of the song is characterized by Beyoncé's powerful and emotional vocals, backed by a combination of R&B and pop elements.