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The Complete History of Beyoncé Wrecking Cars in Music Videos

Total damage estimate: $94,300

Beyoncé has wrecked a lot of cars in music videos, and her destruction of all things motor vehicular culminated in her video “Hold Up,” released on YouTube for the first time Monday.

Since releasing her first solo music video “Crazy in Love” back in 2003, Bey has obliterated more than 15 cars, cultivating an image of an unapologetic superwoman blazing past everything in her way. She’s bashed in windshields, blown up vehicles and crushed throwback cars (special effects or not) in six different music videos over the course of her career.

The Damage:

As TIME looked back at how the 35-year-old singer has deployed this recurring trope, we also asked Robert Castellano, the owner of Brookston Body Shop based in Beyoncé’s native Houston, to analyze the videos in order to estimate the cost of the damages to each and every destroyed car.

All together, the estimated damage totals at $94,300: from the least expensive “Diva,” (Castellano assessed that buying another car would cost $3,500) to “Hold Up,” the motherlode of all Beyoncé car wreckage videos (a $31,150 tally to fix all the dented roofs, smashed windshields and of course, replace those eight cars at the end.)

For the complete history, watch every single car Beyoncé has wrecked in her music videos from “Dangerously in Love” to “Lemonade” in our video above.

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