Beauty The Best Songs About Beauty  

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As it's easily one of the most common themes in music, we decided to rank this list of the best songs about beauty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or the songwriter in this case. Several of the greatest songs about being beautiful promote inner beauty and loving who you are on the inside. Some of these songs reference beauty in terms of nature, while others allude to the beauty of life. Many songs on this list are about beautiful women or girls, written from the perspective of a smitten man who is admiring his crush.

Louis Armstrong's “What A Wonderful World” perfectly illustrates that beauty can be found all around us. This popular tune appears high up on our list of the top beauty songs. Other fantastic songs about beauty are “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera and “Unpretty” by TLC. Both of these tunes empower young women against the pressure to be perfect.

Maybe you prefer something a bit heavier when it comes to tracks about beauty. Marilyn Manson's “The Beautiful People” is a sarcastic look at the privileged few. For a modern pop song about beauty, check out One Direction's infectious hit “What makes You Beautiful.”

What do you think is the best song on this list of the top songs about beauty? Vote on this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Roy Orbison

2
32 11
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David Bowie

3
30 14
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Louis Armstrong

4
36 20
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Christina Aguilera

5
25 11
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26 15
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Cyndi Lauper

7
19 9
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11 4
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The Temptations

9
12 5
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Neil Young

10
13 6
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George Harrison

11
17 10
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David Bowie

12
18 11
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Marilyn Manson

13
21 14
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Lana Del Rey

14
12 6
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Stevie Nicks

15
13 7
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Smashing Pumpkins

16
10 5
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Paul McCartney

17
15 10
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Michael Jackson

18
19 15
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Lady Gaga

19
14 10
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12 8
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The Rolling Stones

21
13 10
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The Psychedelic Furs

22
7 4
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Roy Orbison

23
4 1
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Neil Diamond

24
11 9
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Jessie J

25
11 9
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Eric Clapton

26
10 8
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27
8 6
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Van Halen

28
4 2
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Fleetwood Mac

29
4 2
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Leonard Cohen

30
3 1
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A Perfect Circle

31
3 1
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The Cramps

32
3 1
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The Kinks

33
3 1
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Uriah Heep

34
8 7
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Pet Shop Boys

35
5 4
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36
5 4
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Johnny Cash

37
3 2
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Nina Simone

38
2 1
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39
2 1
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Tangerine Dream

40
2 1
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2 1
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Salt-N-Pepa

42
2 1
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43
2 1
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Wilco, Billy Bragg

44
2 1
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Television

45
2 1
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46
1 0
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Destiny's Child

47
7 7
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Tears for Fears, Curt Smith

48
5 5
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Slash, Fergie

49
4 4
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Frank Zappa

50
3 3
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Kelly Clarkson