By Ariana Bacle
Updated October 20, 2014 at 03:46 PM EDT
James Blunt
Credit: Andrew Zaeh

Nine years ago, James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” was everywhere—radio stations, TV shows, movies. And if you got sick of it, Blunt understands.

“There was one song that was force-fed down people’s throats, ‘You’re Beautiful,’ and it became annoying,” Blunt recently told Hello!.

At one point though, “You’re Beautiful” was exactly what listeners wanted: The 2005 song topped Billboard’s charts and sold over 3 million copies. But despite all that success, the British singer isn’t all that happy with how it made him look. “The marketing also painted me as an insanely serious person, an earnest person and, as all my friends know, I’m anything but,” Blunt said. “I have a couple of over-emotional miserable songs that I’m known for, but I think it’s turned that corner now.”

Blunt’s latest album, Moon Landing – Apollo Edition, comes out Nov. 3.