culture 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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Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison

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Oh! You Pretty Things David Bowie

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Beautiful Christina Aguilera

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What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

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Young And Beautiful Lana Del Rey

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True Colors Cyndi Lauper

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Beautiful Girl George Harrison

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Beautiful Smashing Pumpkins

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Beauty and the Beast Stevie Nicks

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Natural Beauty Neil Young

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The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson

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Born This Way Lady Gaga

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Who You Are Jessie J

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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep The Temptations

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Beauty and the Beast David Bowie

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Dangerous Beauty The Rolling Stones

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Pretty in Pink The Psychedelic Furs

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Beautiful Night Paul McCartney

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Beautiful Girls Van Halen

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Beautiful Noise Neil Diamond

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P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson

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Beautiful Thing Eric Clapton

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Beautiful Dreamer Roy Orbison

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Came So Far for Beauty Leonard Cohen

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Beautiful Child Fleetwood Mac

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Beauty Knows No Pain Frank Zappa

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Beautiful Dream Uriah Heep

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Beautiful Gardens The Cramps

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Beautiful Land Nina Simone

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Beautiful Delilah The Kinks

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Beautiful People Pet Shop Boys

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Beautiful Words Johnny Cash

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Beautiful Dangerous Slash, Fergie

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Beautiful Disaster Kelly Clarkson

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Tyranny of Beauty Tangerine Dream

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Sleeping Beauty A Perfect Circle

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Beauty Trip Television

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The Story of Beauty Destiny's Child

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Beautiful to Me Tears for Fears, Curt Smith

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Unpretty TLC

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