Simply Beautiful

"Simply Beautiful" is a 1972 song by Al Green from his album I'm Still in Love with You. It was sampled by Kanye West for Talib Kweli's song "Good To You," on Kweli's 2002 album Quality (album). Hip Hop group G-Unit also sampled the song on "Good To Me", from their popular mixtape, "Return of the Body Snatchers". Mary J. Blige's "PMS" sampled the song on her 2001 album, No More Drama. Destiny's Child sampled the song on the track "Bridges" from their self-titled debut album that was released in 1998.

"Simply Beautiful"
Single by Al Green
from the album I'm Still in Love with You
Songwriter(s)Al Green


In 2004, Queen Latifah covered the song for her debut all singing album, The Dana Owens Album. Al Green himself provided vocals for a duet. The song was released as a music video, but was never officially released as a single.

In 2008, Maxwell appeared on the 2008 BET Awards, where he performed the song in a tribute to Al Green.[1][2] He also included the song in his set list during his 2009 BLACKsummers'night tour.[3]

The band Fantômas often use the song as a filler.[citation needed]

Jazz singer José James covered the song on his 2014 album, While You Were Sleeping.


  1. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  2. ^ "Maxwell Shocks, Awes and Delights at BET Awards". 2008-06-25. Archived from the original on 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  3. ^ "Maxwell Concert Setlist at Palace Theatre, Albany on July 21, 2009". Retrieved 2016-10-07.