Over the course of music history, every artist from every genre, language, state of mind, and being has had a different interpretation towards the meaning of beauty. Whether the message is about a love interest, nature, or pertaining to inner beauty and self-love, there are so many different ways to describe beauty through song. Below are the “Top 27 Songs About Beauty”. While some are quite literal in meaning, others may take a few listens to decode what the message is.
25 Songs About Beauty
1. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera
Off of Christina’s Aguileras debut pop album “Stripped” came this classic and still played song about beauty. The beauty that this former coach on “The Voice” is talking about in this track comes from within, and she explains that nothing should bring anyone down from thinking that their self worth isn’t significant. The soulful and distinctive tone of XTina’s voice along with the the immediately recognizable piano melody deepens the emotions of the lyrics and further pushes the message of inner confidence.
2. “Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg
“Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg is a groovy feel good representation of beauty. The funk guitar pattern along with the breathy falsetto of Pharrell Williams’ voice in the hook of the tune, combined with the timeless bars of Snoop break so many barriers in hip hop by mixing so many genre styles into one track. The song’s overall message is simply appreciating a beautiful women and letting her know how special she is, which can be translated as a non-traditional love song and dedicated to a listener’s partner, loved ones, or even themselves.
3. “Beautiful” by Akon
This 2000s banger “Beautiful” by Akon is a fun loving throwback to the definition of beauty. The pop/soul melodies make this song extremely catchy and easy to dance to in addition to its message about beauty. The track hi lights the importance of female independence being the most beautiful following how men are attracted to it, because they know that a woman can make it on their own.
4. “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
This nostalgic pop jam by the once five member boy band known as One Direction, is a staple when thinking about songs related to beauty. In this head banger, Zayn, Nial, Harry, Liam, and Louie come together to explain that the little things that create your identity are what makes you stand out, and you shouldn’t be insecure about being yourself. Whether you know every lyric of this single or feel like it was too teeny bopper, the message about personal beauty is strong and easily understood, and I’m sure it’s infectious melody will be stuck in your head anyways!
5. “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara
Giving a more emotional meaning to inner beauty is Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful”. The uplifting tune and message Cara is relaying promotes the importance of self-acceptance due to the beauty standards and stigmas the world is full of today. The artist herself even opened up to having insecurities herself, making this song about beauty super raw and personal.
6. “Beautiful Soul” by Jessie McCartney
“Beautiful Soul” by Jessie McCartney emphasizes that value of internal beauty. In this dreamy pop classic, the teenage idol speaks about how personality and inner truth is more meaningful than being physically appealing. The bright sound of the acoustic guitar and twinkly chimes in the instrumentation aid in bringing this sweet song to life.
7. “Beautiful” by Bazzi
This modern R&B/Soul ballad “Beautiful”, written and performed by Bazzi is a dreamy angelic rendition to the meaning of accepting someone for their flaws and rectifying that they’re beautiful. Featuring the Cuban born vocalist Camila Cabello, exaggerates the message that flaws are what makes someone beautiful. Bazzi, having written this song about his significant other makes the track truly realistic.
8. “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt
“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt is not only about beauty, but the song itself is truly beautiful. The opening acoustic melody makes this tune immediately recognizable along with the sultry vocals that are laid over top of the instrumentation. Even though this song is deemed as being romantic, Blunt revealed that the meaning of the song is way darker than perceived. The song is about a guy who is high out of his mind that is stalking another man’s girlfriend right in front of him, and the descriptions of this women are depicted as a man’s narcotic induced fantasies.
9. “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston
Moving on to a more upbeat and fun track, “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston is another infectious pop track with light-hearted meaning. The song quite literally talks about how there are too many beautiful girls all over the world to stay held down with just one. As this message isn’t exactly deep or heartfelt, its tropical feel is still perfect for summertime listening.
10. “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey
Featured in the movie soundtrack “The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film”, “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey is a dramatic interpretation of inner and outer beauty. Lana’s iconic voice gravels over the concept of self-doubt towards her lover, hence when she is no longer young and physically gorgeous, will the love between partners stay true? This grandiose tune is the pinnacle of the meaning between love or lust in a relationship.
11. “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” by The Temptations
“Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” by The Temptations is a soulful take on beauty. The crescendo of the horn melodies along with the finger snapping rhythm of the drums make this tune fit the mold of what sixties R&B/Soul music was all about. Lyrically, the song stresses the importance that beauty is solely derived with what is on the inside, and it doesn’t matter what you look like.
In this era of time, the meaning behind the track can suggest that gender, race, nationality, exedra is not important and should be overlooked when thinking about what beauty actually is.
12. “Big, Blond and Beautiful” by Queen Latifah
Made famous by its feature in the film “Hairspray”, “Big, Blond and Beautiful’ by Queen Latifah is a groovy yet powerful tune that emphasizes the concept of body positivity. The smooth twang of Queen Latifah’s voice brings a joyous tone to the track that makes the serious message of beauty standards less serious but feel more celebrated. Shape, size, hair color, or what you eat should never bring you down but instead be uplifting and accepted!
13. “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
Written as a tribute to his mother, “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker is a deeply emotional but now romantic song pertaining to beauty because it has been heavily commercialized over the years. The simple lyrics, melody, and repetition make this song easily applicable to any story or situation to heighten the mood.
14. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
“The Way You Look Tonight” by the legend Frank Sinatra is a timeless tune related to beauty. It’s simple elegance and iconic vocal timbre of Mr. Sinatra is what truly keeps this song just as popular now as when it was released back in 1961. The classic jazz bop talks about how when you’re in love with someone, their overall beauty can brighten any situation, whether good or bad. This tune is still a graceful choice to be featured at weddings, engagement parties, or anything romantic!
15. “Hello, You Beautiful Thing” by Jason Mraz
In the traditional acoustic style that has become a signature sound of artist Jason Mraz, “Hello, You Beautiful Thing” is a happy go lucky tune that celebrates the beauty of life and simply having a great day. Taking a break from love songs and self-love, the expanse of songs pertaining to beauty is extremely wide and can be interpreted into many forms. This is definitely an amazing track to blast on a long car ride!
16. “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs
Bringing some twang into our “Top 27 Songs About Beauty” is Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy”. This country story is told in the perspective of a man who recognizes the quirks of his partner and even though they drive him crazy, that’s ultimately what makes her beautiful and genuine. The rasp and rawness that Luke Combs gives to this song is an unexpected tear jerker.
17. “Beautiful” by Enrique Iglesias feat. Kylie Minogue
A change of pace from the spicy Latin jams he usually releases, “Beautiful” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Kylie Minogue is an emotional piano ballad with dense harmonies and echoing vocals. Bringing the concept of beauty to a breakup song, the lyrics stress that an ex lover or partner can still be beautiful even though it wasn’t meant to be. The text painting in the meaning of this song really gives beauty a bittersweet feeling.
18. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
“Perfect” by British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is a tender love song that highlights the beauty of a lover in their partner’s eyes. The acoustic pop track was based off of a real life experience with an old friend Sheeran had that turned into a long term girlfriend. The meaning of the tune expresses a man’s insecurities when worshiping such an amazing partner, and having self doubts of being deserving of someone. It’s heartfelt meaning combined with the soft string section and calming vocals create an all around lovely listening experience.
19. “Beautiful” by Carly Rae Jepson feat. Justin Bieber
More of a low-key track that shouldn’t be overlooked is “Beautiful” by Carly Rae Jepson featuring Justin Bieber. Being more of a pop duet, the two vocalists truly compliment each other as the opening verse starts off as a ballad and then transitions into mid-tempo piece. The simple guitar section, tambourine, and lyrical content elevates this mainstream track into a sweet anthem. Lyrically, self-acceptance is the gist coming across, along with learning to embrace personal insecurities as that is what makes everyone perfect.
20. “Beautiful to Me” by Olly Murs
“Beautiful to Me” by Olly Murs is an underrated pop track with with lyrics that discuss how guarded someone can be to the world, hiding their beauty due to mistrust and being hurt time after time, but once someone gets to experience the glimmer of color a broken person has inside of them, they realize their inner beauty that was there from the start. The melody of the lyrics and vocals truly make this song standout!
21. “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
Another pop classic, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars stresses the value in simply being yourself in every way, shape, and form because you will be loved either way. The jazz influence mixed with the mezzo soprano belt of Bruno Mar’s voice create a suave and energetic feel to the track. If you need a boost of inner confidence or a melody to cheer someone up, this is the song to play!
22. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez
Disney Channel star Selena Gomez released “Who Says” in 2011 as one of her debut singles into her solo music career. The upbeat and infectious melody create a strong message about staying true to yourself, as this is the best form of beauty and self expression. Gomez skyrocketed as a role model for young girls with this tune as well as separating herself from her teeny bopper years as Alex on “Wizards of Waverly Place”.
23. “Beautiful” by Eminem
“Beautiful” by Eminem is a melancholy track that speaks about recovering from personal addiction and bringing himself back from a dark point in his life/career. The song was held from being released as he felt that this song was the best he had written while not being sober, and he didn’t want to bring about bad memories that he had moved past.
24. “Beauty” by Dru Hill
Moving on towards a smooth soul track, “Beauty” by Dru Hill is a ballad love song released in 1998. The song is about admiring a beautiful person and sweeping them off their feet so their beauty isn’t shared with anyone else. It may be considered selfish, but everyone certainly wants more beauty in their life!
25. “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” by Prince
Ending this rollercoaster of beautiful songs is Prince’s “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World”. This legend’s amalgamation of genres is what makes all of his songs most interesting and world renowned. Specifically in this track, the groove and lust that Prince gives to the melody and instrumentation truly can make listeners believe that God made girls because they are exquisitely beautiful. But in our opinion, everyone is beautiful!
As our 25 songs about beauty comes to a close, it is obvious that beauty comes in all genre, styles, interpretations, and moods. Whether you find these songs beautiful or not, share them with a friend and ask them their favorite!