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Just the Way You Are

Bruno Mars

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Story of Song

This straight to the point song simply tells a girl she’s beautiful! When Bruno Mars was asked how the song came about, he explained: “It took me months to come up with ‘Just the Way You Are’. I wasn’t thinking of anything deep or poetic. I was telling a story. Get ready to fall in love. I’m a big fan of songs like Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and Eric Clapton’s ‘Wonderful Tonight’ songs that go straight to the point. You know, there’s no mind-boggling lyrics or twists in the story, they just come directly from the heart. And to me ‘Just The Way You Are’ is one of those songs. There’s nothing mind-blowing about it. I’m just telling a woman she looks beautiful the way she is, and let’s be honest, what woman doesn’t wanna hear those lyrics?”

Release date

Released July 20, 2010


Bruno Mars – Philip Lawrence – Ari Levine – Khalil Walton – Khari Cain



Chart Rankings

In the UK, ‘Just the Way You Are’ topped the Official Charts Company,  becoming Bruno’s second number 1 single and the third biggest seller of the year.  In 2013, it was revealed that this song is the ninth most downloaded song of all time. The British Phonographic Industry certified Double Platinum for sales over 1.32 million copies. In the US, the song topped the US Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, Adult top 40, and US Mainstream Top 40. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it 9 times Platinum for sales over 6.7 million copies. The song topped the charts in several countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Scotland. It reached the top 10 charts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland. ‘Just the Way You Are’ was certified 6 times Platinum in Australia and Canada, and Double Platinum in New Zealand. In Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland it was certified it Platinum. In Japan and Spain, it was certified Gold.


Artist’s age on release date

Peter Gene Hernandez, aka Bruno Mars, was 25 years old when he released this song.

Cover Versions

Boyce Avenue – Maddi Jane Daniel Evans – Cory Monteith – Nathan Sykes – Matt Cardle – Karlos Rose – Anthem Lights – Megan Nicole – AHMIR – Nicholas McDonald (The X Factor UK) – The Piano Guys – Kurt Hugo Schneider – Legaci featuring Dan Kanter – Dustin Lynch – Pierce The Veil (Punk goes Pop) – Leroy Sanchez – MattyBRaps featuring Tyler Ward – Joseph Vincent – jason Chen & JRice – ortoPilot – Elise Lieberth & Meghan Knight (Acoustic) – Kina Grannis – Austin Mahone – Christian Joseph – Noah Guthrie – Applegirl – Airto Edmundo – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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    Natasha Faulkner

    December 12, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Love this song, it’s just beautiful.

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