The Irish Mail on Sunday
THE SONG INSPIRED BY DOUBT
SWEDISH musician Carl Falk wrote the melody of What Makes You Beautiful, American songwriter Savan Kotecha wrote the lyrics and Swedish producer Rami Yacoub worked his magic on the track.
Kotecha said: ‘What Makes You Beautiful was actually written about my wife. One morning when I was going to the studio, she was like, “Ugh, I look so ugly today” and I was like, “Nooo!”
‘My wife’s this beautiful Swedish girl, and the “You don’t know you’re beautiful/ that’s what makes you beautiful’ line popped into my head.”’
We presume she then flicked her hair and got him overwhelmed.