"Just the Way You Are" (CD Single)



Sweet, clean R&B song about accepting others as they are.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The positivity in these lyrics speaks for itself: "When I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change / 'Cause you're amazing just the way you are."

Positive role models

Mars has made a habit of partnering with other upstanding artists, like B.o.B and Travie McCoy.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this song is a super-sweet and innocent single about a guy who loves his girl exactly as she is. With no adult content or graphic language whatsoever, the song is a great choice for kids of any age.

What's the story?

After making guest appearances on albums by other artists like B.o.B and Travie McCoy, R&B singer Bruno Mars has released his own debut single, "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE." Like its title suggests, this tune is about a guy who accepts everything about his girl just as it is. The song is an especially good one for young girls who are critical of themselves, since Mars talks about how he even sees beauty in the things his girl doesn't like about herself: "Yeah I know when I compliment her she won't believe me / And it's so sad to think she don't see what I see."

Is it any good?


There's a reason why Bruno Mars has been asked to sing on other hot artists' tracks: he has a super-smooth voice. His pipes show through in this song as well, complimenting the flowing musical beats. The end result is a tune you can't help but sing along to.  

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the most important qualities to focus on in the people you love. What's more important: the way someone looks, or acts? Why?

  • Is it possible to love someone who makes you mad sometimes? How?

Music details

Artist:Bruno Mars
Release date:August 20, 2010
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 10 years old February 13, 2011


For some reason I don't think this song is approite for a 8. One line says her lips I could kiss them all day if she let me her laugh she hates but i think it's so sexy. I can't see how common sense missed this one.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old February 21, 2011

Great Song With Great Messages!

I love this song. So many songs are about how people like others because of how they look. This song is about Bruno Mars loving someone because of who they are.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old January 21, 2011

Great song! :D

This is a really good song! Espiecially if you're a girl who doesn't like the way you are. It's really well sung, too. He has a voice of an angel, when he sings, and it's really addicting to listen to over and over again. Even though he says 'sexy' one time, oh well. It's still a good song! :D
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