Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz wrote "Put It in a Love Song" while they were dating and just before they got married in 2010. But while Swizz wrote and produced the song, it's Beyoncé whose vocals appear on the track alongside Keys. The song is an upbeat track, with the two women singing about a man needing to figure out how to show his love.
The two have collaborated a few times throughout their marriage and even spoke about a fully collaborative album in May with Million Dollaz Worth of Game. Keys said, "We have a real musical connection, actually for real. Like, anytime I'm doing anything, passing it to him, saying I'm working on this, I'm thinking about it, and he's giving me feedback when he's working on stuff, he's like, 'Oh this is what I'm feeling.'"