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One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful Meaning

Song Released: 2011


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You're insecure
Don't know what for
You're turning heads when you walk through the door
Don't need make up
To cover up
Being the way that you are is enough

Everyone else in the room can see it
everyone else but you

Baby you light up...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 29th, 2012 2:30pm report


    This song is soooooo cute. Its about a guy who likes a girl because she "doesnt know shes beautiful", and thats what he likes about her. He likes that shes not cocky and arrogant about her looks, but modest and has a good personality instead. He looks past her looks and sees who she really is inside, and he finds her perosnality attractive, not just her looks. Every guy needs to be like that.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 4th, 12:23am report


    Point number one,There this girl who thinks that she's not really beautiful aka she's very insecure about herself.
    Point number two, The girl is being loved by this guy who looks through her all the flaws and thinks she's beautiful naturally..he's totally in lover with her actions,smiles just everything!
    Point number three, the guy is indicating to see herself from his eyes!
    And fellas! Beauty comes with what? Whats beauty actually?
    That guy is trying to make her feel real,goddamn..i love ths song!



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 11:21pm report


    This song is about them liking a girl because she’s beautiful, and she doesn’t know it. Aka, she’s insecure. This is horrible because they are saying that her not being confident in herself is what makes her pretty. It’s telling young girls that you have to have little self esteem to be liked by a guy. They never tell her to get confident. They never tell her to start believing in herself. They tell her to remain in a state of insecurity so guys can objectify her and tell her that she’s beautiful instead of having her believe she’s perfect for HERSELF. I hate this song and how it’s brainwashed girls into thinking that to be beautiful, you can’t have confidence and to have confidence comes by boys saying you’re beautiful. And did anyone else notice how they only mention physical features like her hair and smile. Never about intelligence, personality, bravery, respectability. It’s just about them glorifying her lack of confidence like that same insecurity can’t lead to greater things like the inability to say no when a guy wants something more than she’s willing to give, eating disorders, self harm (like when Zayn left, really shows you how the “message” of this song got through to the fan base), and overall disgust in the reflection of herself in the mirror. Like us girls need to be told by a boy we are pretty to believe it. That comes internally.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 8:29pm report


    It's about a Girl who isn't sure if she's beautiful, or not. The guy(s) then tell the girl, and then she believes that. She then hangs out with the guy(s) afterwards.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 1st, 2017 2:16am report


    I think that this song is about a girl who feels insecure about herself and doesn't feel beautiful, but a boy loves her just the way she is, inside and out!!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 15th, 2016 4:52pm report


    This song is so basic, it makes me suicidal



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    anonymous
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    May 18th, 2015 5:30am report


    It's a guy singing about that he loves everything about a girl and she doesn't know that she's beautiful but if she could see through his eyes.maybe she would understand that she's wrong and she is beautiful and she just doesn't know her smile and her actions.make him fall for her and how she doesn't know that she's beautiful is the fact that makes her beautiful cause she doesn't act like she's a princess or all that she acts like a normal person and is insecure but that's why she's beautiful in the inside and on the outside



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    anonymous
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    Jan 29th, 2015 1:16am report


    Why the hell would anyone think that producing a song that is about the exact same thing that every other song is about. Yes we've heard, you saw a girl, thought she was pretty, had someone else write this sugarcoated song for you while you sat around a table admiring your Maybachs while drinking bourbon and smoking cigars, made a bunch of instrument machines play instrumentals, sang it, auto tuned it, did a crappy video, styled your hair, made another hundred thousand dollars, and bought three Bentleys, lets compare you to the Beatles a band who writes experimental and different songs, sings them, sells them, and makes money they earned.



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    skull_kid_jr
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    Jan 15th, 2015 1:02pm report


    This song first of all BS its not a good song its just REALLY ANNOYING its about a girl that one of the members wants to date so they keep singing to her til she says yes kinda like what Justin beiber did in the baby music video

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Oct 21st, 2014 10:17pm report


    I don't think she's insecure, I think she's modest. And there's no mention of love. Yes, it is counter-productive. This poor girl doesn't want to be loved for her looks, and here this guy is sexualizing her just cause she exists. You should see the comments on other sites about this song. It's really kind of sad.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 7th, 2014 6:28pm report


    It is about girls who have insecurities and need to be told more often that they are beautiful inside and out. They sing what every girl wants to here, especially people going through hard times and insecurity. Other songs that have a similar topic by One Direction are 'Little Things' and 'Diana"
    These 3 songs mean the world to me.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 2014 1:34am report


    You're insecure, don't know what for," is kinda saying that he's not sure why she is insecure because she really is beautiful. The guys singing it are just about WHAT MAKES HER BEAUTIFUL!
    Hope this helped :)



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    anonymous
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    Nov 14th, 2013 11:21pm report


    I feel this way about someone except in my case this song is about a man. He is beautiful from the inside out. He doesn't know he is beautiful on the inside. People like thst are hard to find. Even his flaws are beautiful.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2013 8:31pm report


    this song is about a girl and or girls who think that they are ugly but the boy and or boys think otherwise so people who think that your ugly dont think that you are beautiful dont let people tell you otherwise (for girls) you are even beautiful without make-up dont listen to other people andont let them tell you your ugly ignore those people you are beautiful just the way you are



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    anonymous
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    Jul 23rd, 2013 7:34pm report


    The girl says she's ugly so people will tell her otherwise and make her feel good about herself. The guy/s notice how attractive she is and fall in love with her for her appearance rather than personality.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2013 6:10pm report


    For all the women who look down on themselves and think there just not good enough. Well newsflash! There is everyone for everyone.



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