70+ Songs About Beauty of Life and Nature

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70+ Songs About Beauty of Life and Nature

Some say that music is the closest we can get to wielding magic. Nowadays, we can wield this magic with a click of a button. We can lose ourselves in songs just as beautiful as the artist’s muse.

It’s no surprise that there are many songs about beauty, the beauty in our world, and nature. Songs can even help us find beauty in everyday situations.

In this article, we’ve created a list of songs about the different kinds of songs we can find in the world.

I. Latest songs about beauty (2020, 2021)

Beauty has long been a popular topic for musicians and the last two years have been no different.

1) Beautiful mistakes

Artist: Maroon 5 ft Megan Thee Stallion
Album: Jordi
Year: 2021
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This song deals with the beauty of dealing with the aftermath of a breakup. In the song, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, takes on the role of someone who has broken up with his girlfriend.

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2) Body

Album: Good News
Year: 2020
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3) Bite me

Album: Bite Me
Year: 2021
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4) Love Music

Artist: Lil Yachty
Year: 2021
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5) Stupid Love

Artist: Lady Gaga
Album: Chromatica
Year: 2020
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6) Floating Through Space

Year: 2021
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7) Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris

Year: 2020
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II. 80s songs about beauty

The 80s was a decade of glamour and extravagance. Often songs from the 80s will be using “beauty” to sing about fashion and the glamour of the decade.

1) Pretty in Pink

Year: 1981
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2) She’s a beauty

Artist: The Tubes
Year: 1983
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3) Blackfurs

Artist: Judie Tzuke
Year: 1981
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4) The Look

Artist: Roxette
Year: 1988
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5) Sharp Dressed Man

Artist: ZZ Top
Album: Eliminator
Year: 1983
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6) Fashion

Artist: David Bowie
Year: 1980
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7) Dress You Up

Artist: Madonna
Year: 1984
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III. Songs about the beauty of nature

Nature’s wondrous beauty has always been an inspiration for musicians and artists alike. For musicians, songwriters and singers would

1) I saw God today

Album: Troubadour
Year: 2008
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“I saw God today” was written about how we take things for granted in our busy lives such as the natural world around us.

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2) Annie’s Song

Artist: John Denver
Year: 1974
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3) Cowboy Take Me Away

Artist: The Chicks
Album: Fly
Year: 1999
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This song uses images from nature to tell a story about a girl missing her late boyfriend and spending time in nature with him.

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4) The Call of the Wild

Artist: Chris LeDoux
Year: 1983
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5) Sweet Summer Loving

Artist: Dolly Parton
Year: 1979
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In “Sweet Summer Loving” Dolly Parton sings about beautiful images such as “running barefoot and feeling free” and “stream in the country.”

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6) Fishin in the Dark

Album: Hold On
Year: 1987
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7) Mother Earth (Provides for Me)

Year: 1976
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IV. Songs about beauty in the world

With everything we see in the news, it’s easy for someone to lose their faith in humanity and forget that there’s beauty in the world. Often when musicians sing about the beauty in the world, they will often use to remind listeners that there is still good and beauty in the world.

1) Beauty in the World

Artist: Macy Gray
Year: 2010
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2) What a Wonderful World

Album: Unknown
Year: 1967
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This decades-old classic is all about appreciating the simple things in the world around us.

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3) I Can See Clearly Now

Artist: Jimmy Cliff
Year: 1993
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4) East to the West

Album: Yell Fire!
Year: 2006
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5) Peace

Album: One
Year: 2011
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This song is about encouraging its listeners to spread a peaceful message whoever they meet, wherever they go.

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6) The World is Ours

Year: 2014
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7) Wonderful World, Beautiful People

Artist: Jimmy Cliff
Album: Jimmy Cliff
Year: 1970
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V. Songs about unrealistic beauty standards

Unrealistic beauty standards have long been a concern for parents of teenagers and even young adults. Many female musicians have used their songs to speak out against this issue.

1) Don’t you know you’re beautiful

Year: 2008
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The singer explained that this song has a powerful message of not comparing yourself to the artificially enhanced photos in magazines or online.

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2) Who You Are

Artist: Jessie J
Album: Who You Are
Year: 2011
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3) Scars to your beautiful

Artist: Alessia Cara
Year: 2015

This song shares a powerful message of telling people that they shouldn’t have to change how they look to feel beautiful and that it’s the world that needs to change.

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4) Crooked Smile

Year: 2013
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5) Secrets

Artist: Mary Lambert
Year: 2014
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6) Try

Artist: Colbie Caillat
Year: 2014
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Caillat explained to Radio.com that this song is about how women are often told that they need to change in different ways just to be accepted by others.

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7) Perfect

Artist: Pink
Year: 2010
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VI. R&B songs about beauty

With R&B music, the theme of beauty can be used to describe a variety of things from beautiful women to loving someone just the way they are.

1) Beautiful girls

Artist: Sean Kingston
Year: 2007
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This song is about a young man who can’t be with a beautiful woman and feels “suicidal” about it. This aspect did cause some controversy when the song was released.

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2) Beauty is only skin deep

Year: 1966
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3) Unpretty

Artist: TLC
Year: 1992
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4) Just The Way You Are

Artist: Bruno Mars
Year: 2010
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This song is about a man telling a woman that he loves how beautiful she is just the way she was. He describes her eyes and her hair.

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5) You & I (Nobody in the world)

Artist: John Legend
Year: 2013
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6) Girl Can’t Be Herself

Artist: Alicia Keys
Album: HERE
Year: 2016
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7) Beauty

Artist: Dru Hill
Year: 1998
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VII. Rock songs about beauty

In rock songs, beauty, and youth are closely related. Some rock songs about beauty

1) Beautiful Girls

Artist: Van Halen
Year: 1979
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Beautiful Girls is a song about a rockstar saying that all he wants is beautiful girls in life.

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2) Oh, Pretty Woman

Year: 2015
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3) True Colors

Artist: Cyndi Lauper
Year: 1986
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4) Wonderful tonight Young and beautiful

Artist: Eric Clapton
Album: Slowhand
Year: 1977
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5) Prom Queen

Artist: Beach Bunny
Album: Prom Queen
Year: 2018
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Prom Queen by Beach Bunny has been considered “a protest of Euro-centric beauty standards.”

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6) The Beautiful People

Year: 1996
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VIII. Country songs about a beauty

A lot of the time when country songs talk about “beauty” or something that’s beautiful, the artist is talking about someone or something they love. 

1) Beautiful drug

Artist: Zac Brown Band
Album: Jekyll + Hyde
Year: 2015
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Country singer Zac Brown explained that this song isn’t about using illegal drugs but about a girl instead. The song is about a woman that is so beautiful and alluring that he compares her to a drug.

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2) Beautiful crazy

Artist: Luke Combs
Year: 2017
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3) She don’t know she’s beautiful

Artist: Sammy Kershaw
Year: 1993

This song is about a woman that the singer finds beautiful, not just for her physical beauty but also for her inner beauty.

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4) Her own kind of beautiful

Artist: Chris Lane
Year: 2016
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5) Worldwide beautiful

Artist: Kane Brown
Year: 2020
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6) Sleeping Beauty

Artist: Dylan Scott
Year: 2016
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7) Whole Lotta Woman

Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Year: 2017
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This song was written by Kelly Clarkson and her producers as an anthem about female empowerment.

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IX. Songs with the word beauty/beautiful in the title

Songs with the words “beauty” or “beautiful” in the title often are about the beauty of loving yourself. These songs can even use beauty to disguise something that might not be beautiful at all.

1) Beautiful

Artist: Christina Aguilera
Album: Stripped
Year: 2003
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2) You’re beautiful

Artist: James Blunt
Album: Back to Bedlam
Year: 2005
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There’s a popular misconception that this song is romantic but James Blunt explained this is far from the truth. He explained that this song is about a man stalking a woman who is the girlfriend of one of his friends.

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3) Beautiful

Artist: Akon
Album: Freedom
Year: 2009
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4) Beautiful

Artist: Eminem
Album: Relapse
Year: 2009
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5) Beautiful

Artist: Snoop Dogg
Year: 2002
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6) Beautiful

Artist: Mariah Carey & Miguel
Year: 2014
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7) Beautiful

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen ft Justin Bieber
Album: Kiss
Year: 2012
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X. Songs with the word beauty/beautiful in the lyrics

Songs with beauty or beautiful in the lyrics can be used to describe the positive things in the musician’s life.

1) But beautiful

Artist: Billie Holiday
Album: Lady in Satin
Year: 1958
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2) Simply beautiful

Artist: Al Green
Album: I’m still in love with you
Year: 1972
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3) Beautiful

Artist: Gordon Lightfoot
Year: 1972
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4) Beautiful Blue

Artist: Mudcrutch
Album: 2
Year: 2016
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5) Beautiful Child

Year: 1994
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6) Beautiful love

Artist: Shirley Horn
Year: 1991
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7) America you’re beautiful to me

Artist: Ted Hawkins
Album: Love You Most of All – More Songs From Venice Beach
Year: 1998
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