James Blunt apologises for ‘You’re Beautiful’ being ‘annoying’

Singer says the song was 'force-fed down people's throats'

James Blunt has apologised for writing his hit single ‘You’re Beautiful’, labelling the track as “annoying”.

‘You’re Beautiful’ featured on the singer’s 2004 debut ‘Back To Bedlam’, reaching Number One in the UK and US and selling 625,000 copies in the United Kingdom alone.

Now, speaking to Hello!, Blunt said: “[It] was force-fed down people’s throats and it became annoying, and then people start to associate the artist with the same word.”


He also suggested that the song’s success hurt his reputation and credibility as it painted the singer as an “insanely serious person”.

“I have a couple of over-emotional miserable songs that I’m known for,” Blunt continued. “But I think it’s turned that corner now.”

The singer’s latest album ‘Moon Landing’ was released in 2013. It was Blunt’s first since he momentarily quit music.

He recently criticised Damon Albarn for hiding his upper-class background. “I was just the only one who didn’t hide my accent. I mean, come on, Damon Albarn, he’s right up there. He’s got an orchard full of plums in his mouth and a silver spoon stuck up his arse,” he told The Sun.