"Beautiful Day" was the first single from U2's 2000 album, All That You Can't Leave Behind. It was a commercial success, helping launch the album to multi-platinum status, and is one of U2's biggest hits to date. It was their fourth #1 single in the UK and was #1 for a week in Australia. The song peaked at #21 in the US, the band's highest position since "Discotheque" in 1997. The song won three Grammy Awards in 2001.
According to Bono, "Beautiful Day" is about "a man who has lost everything, but finds joy in what he still has." .