Here’s What Songs Made the Cut for Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Concert Film—and Which Ones Didn’t

The Renaissance World Tour spanned three hours, and the entire show didn’t make the movie.

Beyonce performing at the Renaissance World Tour
(Image credit: Getty)

The countdown is on to Friday and the release of Beyoncé’s concert movie Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé—and after its world premiere last Saturday, more details emerge about what did and didn’t make the cut in the film.

“It’s more than a concert,” the performer said near the beginning of the movie, per Variety. “It’s a culture. It’s a state of mind. It’s a release. It’s a fantasy come true.” Those who attended one of the tour’s stops during its run from May to October can attest to the validity of that statement, where attendees weren’t just concertgoers—they were a community. And the public responded; the Renaissance World Tour was the highest-grossing tour by a Black artist and the eighth-highest-grossing tour of all time. All told, the RWT netted $579 million worldwide. 

Beyonce Versace dress Renaissance premiere

(Image credit:

And even if you didn’t get to see the show live during its five-month run, you can experience it for yourself on the big screen this weekend. Beyoncé—who wrote, produced, and directed the film—“handled the production with precision and care, spending a painstaking four years putting together the aural spectacular and battling a knee injury that required surgery in the run-up to the tour’s start,” Variety reports. In the film, Beyoncé describes the tour as a “machine” and details how it all came to life, “from the women in harnesses who built the screens panel by panel to the nurses, editors, tailors, choreographers, catering, and more who ensured it went smoothly,” Variety writes.

Beyonce at the Renaissance World Tour

(Image credit: Getty Images)


(Image credit: Getty)

Beyonce performing at the Renaissance World Tour

(Image credit: Getty Images)

“In order to perform as many times as we perform, we have three stages,” Beyoncé said. “As one is getting set up, the other two stages are traveling to the next city and getting built.”

The show had a runtime of over three hours, so the concert movie couldn’t include every song she performed. In place of some of the songs is a gift of another kind, though, in the form of vignettes where Beyoncé describes her family life and the experience of seeing her eldest child, 11-year-old Blue Ivy Carter, take the stage alongside her. Variety reports that many of the songs cut were from the album 4, dropping “1+1,” “I Care,” “Rather Die Young,” and “Love on Top,” as well as her Rose Royce cover of “I’m Going Down.” 

“There’s plenty for fans to feast on,” Variety continues. “In the end, audiences will have their fair share of Beyoncé, with a glimpse into what it takes to pull off such a big production.”

Beyonce at the Renaissance World Tour

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Without further ado, prepare yourself for this setlist:

1. “Dangerously in Love 2”

2. “Flaws and All”

3. “I’m That Girl”

4. “Cozy”

5. “Alien Superstar”

6. “Lift Off”

7. “Cuff It”

8. “Energy”

9. “Break My Soul + The Queens Remix”

10. “Formation”

11. “Diva”

12. “Run the World (Girls)”

13. “My Power” (editor’s note: watch for Blue Ivy here!)

14. “Black Parade” (and here!)

15. “Savage” with Meghan Thee Stallion

16. “Partition”

17. “Church Girl”

18. “Get Me Bodied”

19. “Before I Let Go”

20. “Crazy in Love”

21. “River Deep, Mountain High”

22. “Love Hangover (Diana Ross Intermission)”

23. “Plastic Off the Sofa”

24. “Virgo’s Groove”

25. “Naughty Girl + Love to Love You Baby”

26. “Move”

27. “Heated”

28. “Kitty Kat”

29. “Thique”

30. “All Up in Your Mind”

31. “Drunk in Love”

32. “America Has a Problem” with Kendrick Lamar

33. “Pure/Honey”

34. “Summer Renaissance”

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.