Pop's Hit

Alexa Ray Joel's cover of dad Billy's "Just the Way You Are" (ARJ) makes its way to radio, as SiriusXM channel the Blend becomes the first Nielsen BDS-monitored outlet to play it, giving it 22 spins during the Oct. 14-20 tracking week. Her father took the original version to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Alexa Ray's remake is featured in the Gap's current ad campaign, which has helped it sell 1,000 downloads in each of the past five weeks, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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