Before I finished listening to "What Makes You Beautiful" for the first time, I was already singing along to the catchy tune and definitely not sitting still. I was immediately so drawn into the beat that it took me several times to catch the sweet beginning lyrics: Don't need makeup ~ to cover up ~ being the way that you are is enough...
With so many stunningly pretty (and often digitally enhanced) models in the movies and advertisements, I find these words to be quite touching. Although I have a blast putting on my eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara each morning and definitely don't plan to change my routine, I took One Direction's lyrics to another level: we don't need to act any differently for guys to appreciate our true selves and find us beautiful: being the way that you is enough.
One Direction's debut single, What Makes You Beautiful, was released in September 2011, peaked at number one in the UK, charted in the top ten among several international markets, and won the Best British Single award at the 2012 Brit Awards on February 21, 2012.
To find out more about One Direction, visit their official website at: http://www.onedirectionmusic.com/us/home/.