The former army officer's sister Daisy introduced him to Sofia at the beginning of last year.
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.This is parodied in "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "You're Pitiful": After the initial start, he says "What, was I too early? Released on , it entered at number twelve on 5 June and reached number one six weeks later where it remained for five consecutive weeks.The highest position "You're Beautiful" reached in Australia was number two, where it stayed for two consecutive weeks.The radio edit of the song replaces the explicit lyric, changing it to "She could see from my face that I was flying high".
Acoustic, live and DVD versions have also been released. The music video for "You're Beautiful" was directed by Brandon Smith.
In the advert for the dating app, released on August 30, the You’re Beautiful singer gives the cold hard truth on various Tinder profiles.
Sitting in a white office with a piano by his side, the singer swipes through a number of lucky lads and ladies critiquing their pictures as he goes.
However, because of the word in question, the album was given a Parental Advisory sticker. At least one writer's interpretation is that it shows Blunt taking his own life, perhaps following a Japanese tradition of removing one's shoes and contents of clothing prior to jumping from a great height.
When asked about the song, Blunt responded, "It's probably one of the least meaningful songs on the album and by no means people's favourite. However, the director of the video states in a "making-of" piece of footage that "[T]he idea [of the video] is built around the last line, where he says, 'I'll never be with you', and that idea of completely forgetting about something, of getting rid of that emotion, and moving on, and I think that the video is a sort of visual manifestation of that emotion." At the end of the video, he jumps off a cliff and falls into the water while he sings the lyrics: "But it's time to face the truth, I will never be with you". The video has been parodied in a Dead Ringers spoof, with Jon Culshaw impersonating Blunt, singing the song with different lyrics where he explains how he can be cool.
She and I caught eyes and lived a lifetime in that moment, but didn't do anything about it and haven't seen each other since." Several versions of the song exist.