Beautiful Stranger



Lyrics

Haven't we met
You're some kind of beautiful stranger
You could be good for me
I've had the taste for danger

If I'm smart then I'll run away
But I'm not so I guess I'll stay
Heaven forbid
I'll take my chance on a beautiful stranger

I looked into your eyes
And my world came tumbling down
You're the devil in disguise
That's why I'm singing this song

To know you is to love you
You're everywhere I go
And everybody knows

To love you is to be part of you
I've paid for you with tears
And swallowed all my pride

Da-da-da-dum da-dum da-dum da da da-da dum
Beautiful stranger
Da-da-da-dum da-dum da-dum da da da-da dum
Beautiful stranger

If I'm smart then I'll run away
But I'm not so I guess I'll stay
Haven't you heard
I fell in love with a beautiful stranger

I looked into your face
My heart was dancing all over the place
I'd like to change my point of view
If I could just forget about you

To know you is to love you
You're everywhere I go
And everybody knows

I looked into your eyes
And my world came tumbling down
You're the devil in disguise
That's why I'm singing this song to you

To know you is to love you
You're everywhere I go
And everybody knows

I've paid for you with tears
And swallowed all my pride

Da-da-da-dum da-dum da-dum da da da-da dum
Beautiful stranger
Da-da-da-dum da-dum da-dum da da da-da dum
Beautiful stranger

Credits

Written by Madonna and William Orbit
Produced by Madonna and William Orbit

Rumour has it that Madonna's then-boyfriend Andy Bird was the inspiration behind the song.


Album


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (OST), the album
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (OST)

Single

Beautiful Stranger, the singleMadonna contributed the song Beautiful Stranger to the soundtrack of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Released in the summer of 1999, the single charted at #1 in Canada, Finland and Italy, #2 in the UK (kept from the top spot by S Club 7's 'Bring It All Back'), #5 in Japan and Australia and only #19 in the US because of the lack of a commercial release. Beautiful Stranger earned Madonna and William Orbit a Grammy in the 'Best Song Written For A Motion Picture' category.


Video

Beautiful Stranger, the videoIn the Brett Ratner-directed video we see Austin Powers on the road as he gets the assignment to catch a spy. A spy that's "a master of disguise". And quite sexy too, when we see her on stage on high heels, jumping around and turning the dancing crowd mad. Horny Austin soon has fantasies about him and M in the car. A sexy video that immediately gets you on your feet. It won the well-deserved Best Video From A Movie Award at the 1999 MTV VMA.


Tour

Beautiful Stranger @ Drowned World Tour'Shall we shag now or shall we shag later?' Austin asks and Maddy shouts 'And you can fuck off too!'. That way she bursts into Beautiful Stranger on the Drowned World tour. Jumping around on stage in her Scottish kilt, she drives the crowd wild. Later on, she and partners-in-crime Niki and Donna pull a 'cameraman' on stage and make the shy boy blush!

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