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The album is like a book covering various aspects of life in a specific order." In an interview with Hit Quarters, co-writer Sacha Skarbek said their collaboration on the song began when Blunt brought the title, verses and the approach of the chorus to a songwriting session. gave the song four and a half stars out of five, saying "The simple power of Blunt's songwriting is effective at conveying the pain of realizing he will never be with the object of his affections." It has been named as one of the worst songs ever recorded, despite its positive reviews.
Skarbek's contribution largely focused on the music aspect to the track, contributing chord ideas for the verses, honing the melodies, and making sure the song stuck to, "a couple of key hooks rather than making it too complicated". "You're Beautiful" is Blunt's most successful single release to date.
In the beginning of the song, Blunt sings the first line twice ("My life is brilliant"). It was also his first successful single, and reached number one in ten countries across the world, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Canada, and the Netherlands.
It replaced Beyoncé's "Check on It" and itself was replaced by Ne-Yo's "So Sick".
This also became the first single by a British artist to reach number one since Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" (1997).
It achieved success on the Billboard Pop 100, Hot Digital Songs, Adult Contemporary, and Adult Top 40 formats.
The Q;indivi Remix, featuring Japanese performer Keri, was issued on 28 March 2012.
casting assistant for the Harry Potter films, although Blunt refuses to confirm nor deny this.