What Makes You Beautiful free piano sheet music by One Direction
About the song
"What Makes You Beautiful" is the name of a song by the British/Irish boy group One Direction.
The song was used as the lead debut single for their first album from 2011 called "Up All Night". It was recorded in 2011 at the Kinglet Studios, as well as at the Cosmos Studios in Sweden, Stockholm.
This three minutes and eighteen seconds track was produced by Yacoub and Falk for the labels Columbia Records and Syco.
The writing team included Rami Yacoub, SavanKotecha and Carl Falk.
"What Makes You Beautiful" was released officially on the eleventh of September, 2011 as a digital download and then as a CD single. The B-side for it is the song "Na NaNa".
"What Makes You Beautiful" is a teen pop song with influences of power pop or pop rock, based a lot on the guitar riffs and chorus. The opening of the song is similar to that of a Broadway musical melody, one called "Summer Nights".
In 2012, the group managed to win a BRIT Award thanks to this single.
The song has been declared the winner of the Best British Single category. Music critics have praised it and written positive reviews about "What Makes You Beautiful". The fact that it’s likeable by the teen audience and has a sensibility towards the pop genre pleased the critics.
In the UK, it was very successful since its debut. It started off at the top of the UK Singles Chart. In just a few days, it sold well over 100.000 times. In Ireland and Scotland, "What Makes You Beautiful" also managed to reach number one. It also managed to reach top ten on charts such as the Australia Singles Charts, the New Zealand Singles Charts, the Candian Hot 100, the Billboard Hot 100, the Flemish Ultratop 50 and Japan Hot 100.
The music video for the song shows the group’s members spending time on a California beach, in Malibu.
The director for the video was John Urbano. In 2012, the music video received three Video Music Awards from MTV. On YouTube, it received a large audience, making it to the top 20 of the most viewed videos ever.
"What Makes You Beautiful" was performed live on TV shows and then on tours. In the 2011-2012 period, it was played a lot on the Up All Night Tour, followed by the Take Me Home Tour in 2013 and the 2014 Where We Are Tour.
In 2015, it was also played on the "On The Road Again Tour".
|Writers:||Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub|
|Producers:||Rami Yacoub And Carl Falk|
|Released:||September 11, 2011|
|Album:||Up All Night|
|Labels:||Syco And Columbia|
|Genres:||Pop Rock, Power Pop, Teen Pop|