25 Songs About Beauty & Being Beautiful

Beauty is a common theme in music, and many artists have expressed their feelings and thoughts on this topic through the years. If you’ve been wondering what some of the best songs about beauty and being beautiful are, then read on to find out what made our top 25!  

1. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (Official HD Video)

Our first artist needs no introduction because we all know Christina Aguilera, and her 2002 hit Beautiful from the album Stripped is an essential song about beauty. This empowering track is all about accepting the person that you are regardless of what other people say about you. 

This R&B and pop ballad was an anthem for people of all shapes and sizes, and she won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It was a huge success and reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart and one on the Adult Top 40 billboard too!

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2. Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison 

Our grandparents used to sing this song decades ago, and it’s one of the most recognizable tracks in rock. We are talking about Roy Orbison with his 1964 hit Oh, Pretty Woman, which was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time!

A track about seeing a pretty woman on the streets and questioning whether she is lonely. In the song, he flirts with her as she walks by and she turns around to talk to him. The track reached number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and was used as the title for the 1990 movie Pretty Woman

3. True Colors – Cyndi Lauper 

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (Official HD Video)

Next is Cyndi Lauper with her 1986 hit True Colors, which is about being who you are and not paying attention to what other people think of you. The song was part of the Free Willy soundtrack, although it was the cover version that Phil Collins released, which was one of many covers of this track. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts for two weeks and is one of her biggest hits to date.

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4. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World – Prince

Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In the World

Our next artist is a legend and wrote masterpiece after masterpiece, including the massive hit The Most Beautiful Girl In The World. The song was released on the 1994 EP The Beautiful Experience and then released again for his 1995 album The Gold Experience

In this track, Prince is talking about how a certain woman could be the most beautiful in the world, and it’s a ballad that combines romance and beauty, which he was always good at doing. This was a hit worldwide and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Mainstream Top 40 chart. 

5. Born This Way – Lady Gaga 

Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Official Music Video)

In 2011, Lady Gaga released Born This Way from her hit album of the same name, and this instantly became an anthem about being who you are and how all of us are beautiful in our own way. It’s a positive message with an upbeat tempo and beat. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as number one on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 and was a popular song worldwide. 

6. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

James Blunt - You're Beautiful (Official Music Video) [4K]

James Blunt released You’re Beautiful in 2004 as part of his Back To Bedlam album, instantly becoming a success worldwide. Interestingly, this isn’t a love song like most people think because it was about a stalker that was watching the ex and their new lover.

The track then moves into talking about moving on from being obsessed with someone. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Billboard Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary chart, and number one on the Pop 100 chart. 

7. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton 

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight [Official Live]

One of the most sensual and beautiful songs to ever be written, Wonderful Tonight remains an iconic ballad by Eric Clapton that was released in 1977 on the album Slowhand. This track was written when he had been waiting for his girlfriend, who would later become his wife, to get ready for a tribute that Paul McCartney was putting on in honor of Buddy Holly. 

It peaked at 16 on the America Billboard Hot 100 chart and 39 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It’s still just as moving and emotional to listen to and is one of his most well-known and beloved songs. 

8. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars 

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (Official Music Video)

Bruno Mars released Just The Way You Are in 2010 as his debut solo single, and it’s all about how beautiful a woman is and how she shouldn’t change anything about herself. His powerful yet soft voice made this song number one on multiple charts including the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, and Adult Top 40 charts. This is the track that put him on the map and turned him into the successful artist and household name we know today, 

9. Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston 

Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls (Official HD Video)

Sean Kingston released Beautiful Girls in 2007, and it was instantly a huge success. It’s a little bit of reggae mixed with R&B, and it’s one of the most catchy tunes on our list. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is a classic song about appreciating a beautiful woman even if they are taken.

10. Who You Are – Jessie J 

Jessie J - Who You Are (Official Music Video)

You may not know the next artist, but she deserves a spot on our list. Jessie J released Who You Are in 2011, and it was off her debut album of the same name. This song goes into accepting and loving yourself regardless of what other people think or say about you.

It reached number 12 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. The track was compared to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way because of the empowering message it conveyed.

11. Lovely – Sara Haze 

Sara Haze released Lovely on the album My Personal Sky in 2009, and it’s a ballad that strikes a nerve with women everywhere. The song goes into how society has a certain beauty standard and how the woman just wants to be loved and be herself despite that standard. This pop track is catchy and will leave you wishing to be appreciated just like the woman in the song. 

12. She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful – Sammy Kershaw 

She Don't Know She's Beautiful

I can remember my dad singing this to me when I was younger, and it’s an upbeat country song that every little girl should hear to feel good about themselves. The track She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful by Sammy Kershaw was released in 1993 from his album Haunted Heart.

It’s all about a woman not knowing she’s beautiful even after being told several times. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was his only number-one hit. 

13. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey 

Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful

Lana Del Rey’s song Young And Beautiful was released in 2012 as part of Born To Die, which was her second album. This track made it to number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was inspired by The Great Gatsby. You can listen to the lyrics and associate them with the 1926 film when you get to the parts about despair and all of the decadence. Also, Bradley Soileau, a model, was featured in the video as the love interest for Del Rey. 

14. One In A Million – Backstreet Boys

The next group on our list was one of the biggest boy bands and teenage heartthrobs in the 90s, and One In A Million was a 2007 hit from the Backstreet Boys. The song talks about how your average-looking woman is beautiful and even when her makeup has been smeared, she’s still just as good-looking. 

15. I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston 

Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman (Official Video)

A song everyone knows that has to be on our list is I’m Every Woman, which was first recorded by Chaka Khan, Whitey Houston, and Cissy Houston. Whitney re-recorded it solo in 1993, and it made it to number four on the charts. This track has been featured on movie soundtracks including The Bodyguard and Bridget Jones’ Diary.

A song about a woman taking care of her man, it’s a classic track about being beautiful and how every woman is beautiful and strong. 

16. Perfect To Me – Anne-Marie 

Anne-Marie - Perfect To Me [Official Music Video]

Anne-Marie released Perfect To Me in 2018, which was on Speak Your Mind, and it’s a perfect song for her debut album release. It’s all about how we shouldn’t change and don’t need to change and that we are perfect how we are.

A body-positive and uplifting track that we all should listen to. 

17. Nobody Ever Told You – Carrie Underwood 

Nobody Ever Told You

Carrie Underwood’s hit Nobody Ever Told You goes into how the mirror can tell you lies and that what mirror isn’t what’s underneath. You can dance to this song because it’s upbeat and the guitar makes this track perfect for telling someone how beautiful they are.

18. Pretty In Pink – The Psychedelic Furs 

The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink (Live from the House of Blues)

Pretty In Pink was released in 1981 off of the album Talk Talk Talk by the Psychedelic Furs. This was one of the most famous songs by the band and has been covered through the years by several other artists. It was used in the 1986 movie Pretty In Pink, and this track is all about a girl who sleeps around with a ton of guys and feels famous for it. It gets into how she uses sex to make herself feel beautiful and wanted. 

19. Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful – Kellie Pickler 

Kellie Pickler - Don't You Know You're Beautiful

In 2008, Kellie Pickler released Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful, which is about telling women they are beautiful as they go through various life stages, from being a kid to a teenager and then a middle-aged adult. It’s perfect for any woman or girl who feels insecure and needs to be told she’s still beautiful. It peaked at 21 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. 

20. What’s Beautiful – Everlife 

Everlife released What’s Beautiful in 2010, and it’s one of the most popular songs by this band. If you need a track to tell you that everything around you is beautiful regardless of outward appearance, then this song is worth a listen! 

21. Beautiful To Me – Olly Murs 

Olly Murs - Beautiful to Me (Official Video)

Olly Murs released his fourth album Never Been Better in 2014, and the hit song Beautiful To Me deserves a spot on our list. This track is about how he thinks someone is beautiful both on the inside and out, and it’s a love ballad to his significant other. 

22. Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh 

Chris De Burgh - Lady In Red (Official Video)

Chris De Burgh’s classic song Lady In Red from 1986 is about how his wife looked stunning in red, and it’s a track about appreciating the person you’re with even as you get older and loving them for who they are. Romantic and a love ballad that you can play to tell that special someone they are beautiful. 

23. Confident – Demi Lovato 

Demi Lovato - Confident (Official Video)

Confident by Demi Lovato is a wonderful song that is inspiring just like so many other of her tracks, which was released in 2015 on her album of the same name. There is both an electric pop element to the song as well as a lot of heavier drums, so it’s a cool mix of styles and has a catchy beat.

Reaching number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and 21 on the Hot 100 chart, it’s one of those tracks you’re going to listen to if you want to feel beautiful about yourself. 

24. Scars To Your Beautiful  – Alessia Cara 

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful (Official Video)

Scars To Your Beautiful, which was released by Alessia Cara in 2016, is a great song about looking at inner beauty and loving who you are even with all of your imperfections. What’s noteworthy about this track is it goes into how trying to look like a model or cover girl not only means outer pain but creates inner pain spiritually as well.

25. Imperfect Is The New Perfect – Caitlin Crosby 

Caitlin Crosby-Imperfect is the new perfect

Last but not least on our list is Imperfect Is The New Perfect, which was a 2009 song by Caitlin Crosby off her album Flawz. A perfect track about being beautiful, it deserves a spot on this list because it tells you to be you, not an airbrushed or plastic person but the unique person that you are.

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