Beautiful (Jessica Mauboy song)

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"Beautiful"
Single by Jessica Mauboy
from the album Beautiful
Released 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Format Digital download
Recorded Rondor/Universal Recording Studio
Genre Dance[1]
Length 3:12
Label Sony
Writer(s)
Producer(s) The Fliptones
Jessica Mauboy singles chronology
"Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)"
(2013)
"Beautiful"
(2013)
"I Am Australian"
(2014)
Music video
"Beautiful" on YouTube

"Beautiful" is a song recorded by Australian singer Jessica Mauboy for her third studio album of the same name. The song was released for digital download on 22 November 2013, as the third single from the album. "Beautiful" was written by Mauboy, Charles Hinshaw, Chaz Mishan and David Delazyn, and produced by The Fliptones. Upon its release, "Beautiful" peaked at number 46 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Production[edit]

"Beautiful" was written by Jessica Mauboy, Charles Hinshaw, Chaz Mishan and David Delazyn, and produced by The Fliptones.[2] The Fliptones also handled the programming and keys.[2] Mauboy's vocals were recorded at Rondor/Universal Recording Studio.[2] "Beautiful" was engineered by Stuart Schenk and mixed by James Royo.[2] It was mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound in New York.[2] According to Janelle Tucknott of Renowned for Sound, the song features "heavy bass notes" and its instrumentation is provided by an electronic keyboard.[3] "Beautiful" was made available for digital purchase on 22 November 2013.[4]

Reception[edit]

Janelle Tucknott of Renowned for Sound awarded "Beautiful" three-and-a-half stars out of five and wrote that "it's upbeat and catchy and begs to be played loudly while getting ready for a night out."[3] Tucknott also described "Beautiful" as "the perfect Summer club track" and predicted it to be another hit for Mauboy.[3] Jana Angeles of the same publication wrote that "Beautiful" is "an addictive track that is bound to be stuck in your head for days on end."[5] She also noted that the song has "a summer lovin' feel" that would make "a perfect atmosphere for beaches and sunny weather."[5] Entertainment Hive's Honey B described "Beautiful" as a "melodic high-energy number."[6] The song debuted at number 66 on the ARIA Singles Chart dated 9 December 2013.[7] The following week, it moved up to its peak position of number 46.[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Beautiful" was directed by Tony Prescott and produced by Jane Griffin.[9] It was uploaded to Mauboy's Vevo account on 4 December 2013.[10] The video features intercut scenes of Mauboy singing in front of a backdrop of water and against a black backdrop. Other intercut scenes include Mauboy and her love interest in the kitchen making food, a group of people washing a car, children running with balloons, and a couple celebrating a birthday.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[4]
  1. "Beautiful" – 3:12

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Beautiful.[2]

Locations
  • Recorded at Rondor/Universal Recording Studio
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound in New York.
Personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 46

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[4] 22 November 2013 Digital download Sony Music Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keen, Suzie (25 November 2013). "Jessica Mauboy's Beautiful". In Daily (Solstice Media). Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Beautiful (CD). Jessica Mauboy. Sony Music Entertainment Australia. 2013. p. 1. 
  3. ^ a b c Tucknott, Janelle (30 November 2013). "Single Review: Jessica Mauboy – Beautiful". Renowned for Sound. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Beautiful – Single by Jessica Mauboy". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Angeles, Jana (9 October 2013). "Album Review: Jessica Mauboy – Beautiful". Renowned for Sound. Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Review – Beautiful, Jessica Mauboy". Entertainmenthive.com.au. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (7 December 2013). "ARIA Singles: John Legend Debuts at Number One". Noise11. Noise Network. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Jessica Mauboy – Beautiful". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Music Videos". Tee Pot Films. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Jessica Mauboy – Beautiful". YouTube. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014.