Ed Sheeran: The Most Popular Singer Ever?

Okay, not exactly — but apparently the lyrics to his song “Beautiful People” ranks number one on Letssingit’s survey of 1000 popular songs. The song is about being true to oneself, no matter what. It’s about abandoning the material world in order to search for greater meaning and true purpose in life. According to the lyrics in the song itself, those are the world’s most “Beautiful people.”

The song reads thus:

L.A. on a Saturday night in the summer

Sundown and they all come out

Lamborghinis and their rented Hummers

The party’s on, so they’re headin’ downtown

(‘Round here) everybody’s lookin’ for a come up

And they wanna know what you’re about

Me in the middle with the one I love and

We’re just tryna figure everything out

We don’t fit in well

‘Cause we are just ourselves

I could use some help

Gettin’ out of this conversation, yeah

You look stunning, dear

So don’t ask that question here

This is my only fear, that we become

Beautiful people

Drop top, designer clothes

Front row at fashion shows

“What d’you do?” And, “Who d’you know?”

Inside the world of beautiful people

Champagne and rolled-up notes

Prenups and broken homes

Surrounded, but still alone

Let’s leave the party

That’s not who we are

(We are, we are, we are)

We are not beautiful

Yeah, that’s not who we are

(We are, we are, we are)

We are not beautiful

L.A. mm

Drove for hours last night and we made it nowhere (nowhere, nowhere)

I see stars in your eyes when we’re halfway there (all night)

I’m not fazed by all them lights and flashin’ cameras (uh)

‘Cause with my arms around you, there’s no need to care

We don’t fit in well

We are just ourselves

I could use some help

Gettin’ out of this conversation, yeah

You look stunning, dear

So don’t ask that question here

This is my only fear, that we become

Beautiful people

Drop top, designer clothes

Front row at fashion shows

“What d’you do?” And “Who d’you know?”

Inside the world of beautiful people

Champagne and rolled-up notes

Prenups and broken homes

Surrounded, but still alone

Let’s leave the party

That’s not who we are

(We are, we are, we are)

We are not beautiful, yeah

Yeah, that’s not who we are

(We are, we are, we are)

We are not beautiful

We are, we are, we are

We are not beautiful