Something Beautiful

Album: Escapology (2002)
Charted: 3
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about waking up in the morning with no one there next to you, but if you wait, something beautiful will come your way.

    Williams explained on his website he wasn't in a good place when he wrote the song, describing it as being about "sitting in bed at night thinking 'I wish I wasn't here by myself.'" Nevertheless, the song ends on a positive note, with Williams singing in the chorus: "You won't be lost, hurt, tired, and lonely, something beautiful will come your way."
  • "Something Beautiful" was originally written by Robbie Williams and his longtime collaborator Guy Chambers for the Welsh soul legend Tom Jones. After his team passed on the song, Williams decided to keep it for himself.
  • The music video, entitled Manufactured Miracles, is a parody of reality television shows such as Pop Idol, which were hugely dominant in the media at the time. It depicts people auditioning to appear in the video, with Williams' dad Pete Conway among the judges. At the end of the video, British contestant Peter Caruna is revealed as the winner of the competition. Caruna went on to work as both a Williams and Simon Cowell look-alike, and feature in commercials for the frozen pizza brand Chicago Town.
  • "Something Beautiful" was the third single released from Williams' fifth album Escapology after "Feel" and "Come Undone." The song peaked at #3 in the UK.

Comments: 3

  • Katie from Melbourne, Australia69..well someone has a sexual mind. This song is awesome. Its really upbeat. Good to sing alot to.
  • Curry from Gold Coast, Australia69
  • Katie from Melbourne, United StatesI'm pretty sure Mark won the competition. :)
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