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What Makes You Beautiful

One Direction

What Makes You Beautiful Lyrics

[Verse 1: Liam]
You're insecure, don't know what for
You're turning heads when you walk through the door
Don't need makeup to cover up
Being the way that you are is enough

[Pre-Chorus: Harry]
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

[Chorus: All & Harry]
Baby, you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground, it ain't hard to tell
You don't know, oh, oh, you don't know you're beautiful
If only you saw what I can see
You'll understand why I want you so
desperately
Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe

You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful
That's what makes you beautiful


[Verse 2: Zayn]
So c-come on, you got it wrong
To prove I'm right I put it in a so-o-ong
I don't know why you're being shy
And turn away when I look into your e-e-eyes

[Pre-Chorus: Harry]
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

[Chorus: All & Harry & (Zayn)]
Baby, you light up my world like nobody else (nobody else)
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground, it ain't hard to tell
You don't know, oh, oh, you don't know you're beautiful (oh)
If only you saw what I can see
You'll understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe

You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful
That's what makes you beautiful


[Bridge: All & Harry]
Nana nana nana nana, nana nana nana nana, nana nana nana nana
Baby, you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground, it ain't hard to tell
You don't know, oh oh, you don't know you're beautiful

[Chorus: All & Harry& Zayn]
Baby, you light up my world like nobody else (light up my world like nobody else)
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground (ground), it ain't hard to tell
You don't know, oh, oh, you don't know you're beautiful
(beautiful)
If only you saw what I can see
You'll understand why I want you so desperately
, desperately
Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe
You don't know, you don't know you're beautiful
That's what makes you beautiful


[Written By Savan Kotecha]

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About “What Makes You Beautiful”

“What Makes You Beautiful” is One Direction’s debut single, released from their first album Up All Night. It’s about a boy trying to boost his partners' self-esteem by proclaiming his love to them. A music video was released on August 19, 2011, almost a month before the song was released as a single. The track also has a B-side, “Na Na Na”, which was also included on some special editions of Up All Night

It was extremely successful, topping the charts in the UK, Ireland, Scotland, and Mexico. It also went top ten in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the US.

The boys first performed this song live at Red or Black on September 10, 2011: