Beauty is the subject of so many songs that it can easily be overlooked, particularly when it's done by women. In their respective, tender and, well, beautiful versions of "Beautiful" both Tweet and Meshell Ndegeocello sing to the objects of their amorous gaze. From Southern Hummingbird, Tweet's version is more lofty and floating, with harmonies dancing around the piano and woodwinds, held together by a steady beat that comes in after the first chorus. Meshell, in her luscious, deep voice keeps it short and simple in her version off of Bitter; she doesn't mess around with too many words or much instrumentation. Their individual takes on beauty are wonderful, taking different roads to the same end that would make any one of us blush and fall deeper if we were the recipients of such flattery.
So, whose is more "Beautiful," Tweet's or Meshell's?
Meshell Ndegeocello: "Beautiful"