She's a Beauty
|"She's a Beauty"|
|Single by The Tubes|
|from the album Outside Inside|
|B-side||"When You're Ready to Come"|
|Genre||Rock, hard rock|
|Writer(s)||Fee Waybill, David Foster and Steve Lukather|
"She's a Beauty" is a song by American rock band The Tubes. Released in 1983 on The Tubes' album Outside Inside from Capitol Records, the song became the band's biggest hit. It went to number 10 on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 list, and number 1 on the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks list which charts the frequency of songs played on mainstream rock stations.
"She's a Beauty" is Track 1 on Side 1 of the Outside Inside LP, on which it runs 4:01 minutes long. It is Side A on the single; the B-side is a non-album track, "When You're Ready to Come".
The popularity of "She's a Beauty" was largely driven by a very inventive, provocative music video  that became a staple of then-fledgling MTV. This video was directed by the choreographer of The Tubes' famous stage shows, Kenny Ortega, who has since gone on to great success choreographing movies such as Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and as a director with High School Musical and its sequels.
- Step right up and don't be shy
- Because you will not believe your eyes
- She's right here behind the glass
- And you're gonna like her
- 'Cause she's got class.
He takes money from a young boy who then rides a carnival car through hallucinogenic scenes of a mermaid, female trapeze artist, prehistoric women dressed in furs, and others. The recurring theme is that he is attracted but is unable to reach them. At the end of the video we see the boy exiting the ride aged to an old man, the message apparently being the financial and emotional cost of falling in love with a stripper, prostitute or other type of sex worker.
The role of the young boy was the first acting job for 12-year-old Robert Arquette, who later became Alexis Arquette.
"She's a Beauty" was co-written by Fee Waybill, producer David Foster and Steve Lukather. Waybill says the song was originally inspired when he passed a booth on a San Francisco street outside a peep show, the booth being marked with a sign reading "Pay A Dollar, Talk to a Naked Girl", and the frustrating conversation that ensued between him and the woman inside the booth. Thus the lines in the song, "She'll give you every penny's worth/but it will cost you a dollar first."