Beautiful Ones

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"Beautiful Ones"
Beautiful Ones.jpg
Single by Suede
from the album Coming Up
Released October 14, 1996
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded 1996
Genre Britpop, alternative rock
Length 3:50
Label Nude Records
Songwriter(s) Brett Anderson and Richard Oakes
Producer(s) Ed Buller
Suede singles chronology
"Trash"
(1996)
"Beautiful Ones"
(1996)
"Saturday Night"
(1997)

"Beautiful Ones" is the second single from the album Coming Up by Suede, released on October 14, 1996 on Nude Records. The song became a Top Ten hit in the UK, peaking at #8.[1]

Background[edit]

Billboard wrote: "like a fast-mangled Oasis song, The London Suede succeeded in making sounds of pop/rock that are definitely unique. The painfully true lyrics and vibrant sounds have already proved to be a hit in the U.K."[2]

Music video[edit]

The video for the title song was directed by Pedro Romhanyi, who previously made the video for the band's song, "Animal Nitrate".[citation needed]

Cover versions[edit]

  • British female singer Kim Wilde recorded a version of the song for her 2011 album Snapshots.
  • In Chile, "Beautiful Ones" was versioned by the children show Cachureos, recalling it "Los Ancianos" (The Older Ones).

Track listings[edit]

All Songs by Brett Anderson and Richard Oakes except where noted.

Cassette
  1. "Beautiful Ones"
  2. "By The Sea (original demo)" (Anderson)
CD1
  1. "Beautiful Ones"
  2. "Young Men"
  3. "Sound of the Streets" (Anderson)
CD2
  1. "Beautiful Ones"
  2. "Money"
  3. "Sam" (Anderson)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Chart History: Suede". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Flick, Larry (2 August 1997). Reviews & Previews. Billboard. Retrieved 15 June 2013.