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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! You Pretty Things David Bowie

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Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison

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What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

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Beautiful Christina Aguilera

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True Colors Cyndi Lauper

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Beautiful Smashing Pumpkins

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Young And Beautiful Lana Del Rey

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The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson

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Beauty and the Beast David Bowie

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Natural Beauty Neil Young

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Dangerous Beauty The Rolling Stones

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Beautiful Girl George Harrison

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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep The Temptations

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Beauty and the Beast Stevie Nicks

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Pretty in Pink The Psychedelic Furs

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Beautiful Thing Eric Clapton

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Born This Way Lady Gaga

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Beautiful People Pet Shop Boys

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Beautiful Night Paul McCartney

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Came So Far for Beauty Leonard Cohen

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Beautiful to Me Tears for Fears, Curt Smith

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Beautiful Girls Van Halen

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Who You Are Jessie J

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Beautiful Dreamer Roy Orbison

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Beautiful Noise Neil Diamond

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Beauty Knows No Pain Frank Zappa

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Beautiful Gardens The Cramps

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Beautiful Dream Uriah Heep

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Beautiful Land Nina Simone

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Beautiful Delilah The Kinks

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

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Unpretty TLC

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Beautiful Words Johnny Cash

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Beautiful Child Fleetwood Mac

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Sleeping Beauty A Perfect Circle

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Tyranny of Beauty Tangerine Dream

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Beauty Trip Television

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Beautiful Plateau Sonic Youth

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Beautiful Bride Flyleaf

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Beautiful Bluebird Neil Young

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American Beauty Mr. Big

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Hesitating Beauty Wilco, Billy Bragg