There are plenty of elaborately-staged videos that try to create some kind of soft-focus romantic mood, but sometimes simplicity is the best approach. Nowhere is that more apparent than with Joe Cocker's classic "You Are So Beautiful."

The song's sentiment couldn't be any more direct, using a straight melody, simple chords and a bare minimum of words to convey its message of love. The video is equally stark, and Cocker's not exactly anyone's idea of a Hollywood leading man, but his gritty vocal performance so effectively conveys the song's central theme that it doesn't matter. Hey, twitchy guys need love, too.

 

 

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