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"The Beautiful Ones" is the third track on Prince and the Revolution's soundtrack album Purple Rain. Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Prince, the song was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles by Peggy Mac and David Leonard in early September 1983.

"The Beautiful Ones" is a haunting musical tale of emotional longing and unrequited love. Starting out as a slow falsetto ballad, with Dr. Fink's piano and organ-sounding synthesizers providing a lush backdrop, it gradually builds in volume… read more

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  • Avatar for IntoTheOrchard
    The beautiful ones, they hurt you every time... so so true.
  • Avatar for laland-
    The beautiful ones you always seem to lose...
  • Avatar for PubliKEnemy08
    Unspeakably beautiful
  • Avatar for GhostNoises__
    Paint a perfect picture...
  • Avatar for Saturnlane
    Completely amazing piece of music..
  • Avatar for JNez
    still, and always in love with this one. amazing...and it turns 30 this summer (!)
  • Avatar for WickedProphet
    Dammit, this is so beautiful! One of the best touching songs ever...[3]
  • Avatar for ThePowerStation
    Nice!
  • Avatar for jinglynnbabee
    G.O.A.T.
  • Avatar for bijour84
    love this track.....

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