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The songwriter behind Pink and Christina Aguilera’s biggest hits!

Linda Perry is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and engineer, most famous for her ’92 hit What’s Up, with her band 4 Non Blondes.

If you don’t know the song it’s probably because most people think of it as called What’s Going On.

But Linda is no one-hit-wonder, following her worldwide success with What’s Up, she took on a career as a songwriter and producer and penned more hits like Get The Party Started by Pink (often referred to as I’m Coming Up!).

Perhaps most famously, Linda wrote and produced Beautiful, with Christina Aguilera on vocals.

Apart from these smash hits, Linda has also contributed to works by Adele, Jewel, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Faith Hill, KT Tunstall, Courtney Love, and Dolly Parton.

Not just a writer and producer of her own songs, Linda has also recorded covers of songs such as Creep by Radiohead and Mad World by Tears For Fears.

In 2017, Linda Perry launched a record label/artist management company called We Are Hear.

Beautiful was done in one vocal take

Originally written by Linda Perry, best known for her massive hit What’s Going On with her band Four Non Blondes, Linda wrote Beautiful and refused to play it to anyone, claiming she knew it was going to be a huge hit and purposely saved it for the right artist.

Linda ended up not just writing but also producing the song with Christina Aguilera on vocals. During the recording of the song, she insisted on keeping the first take of Christina’s vocal since, as she said, it was exactly what she was looking for. It wasn’t perfect, but it was beautiful, just like the message of the song.

Possibly Christina Aguilera’s biggest hit, Beautiful charted at #1 in most countries worldwide. The song got the Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 Grammy Awards, so Linda was clearly right, that first vocal take was something special.

At the same ceremony, Beautiful was nominated for Song Of The Year and Best Remixed Album.

The music video for Beautiful was directed by Swedish Jonas Akerlund, who also made videos for Madonna, Cardigans, and Lady GaGa.

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Beautiful chords

You can learn how to play Beautiful by Christina Aguilera using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.

Eb | Db | Cm | B5 |
Every day is so wonderful, then suddenly, it’s hard to breathe…


Creep chords

You can learn how to play Creep by Radiohead using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

G5 | G | B5 | B |
When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye…

Mad World

Mad World Chords and Guitar Lessons

Learn how to play Mad World by Tears For Fears/Gary Jules using chords, lyrics, TAB, chord analysis, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.

| Em | G | Dsus2 | A |
All around me are familiar faces, worn-out places, worn-out faces…

Linda Perry on the web

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