Bruno Mars already melted listeners' hearts with cameos on Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" and B.o.B 's "Nothing on You," but the 24-year-old Hawaiian takes his dreamy soprano to the next level on "Just the Way You Are," the first single from his upcoming debut album. Over a breezy piano and vaguely hip-hop breakbeat, Mars professes his love for a beautiful girl who occupies his dreams: "When you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while/ 'Cause girl you're amazing, just the way you are." Mars pens lyrics that aim to make female listeners feel nothing short of perfect in their own skin. With its steady, danceable pulse and singalong chorus, Mars has created a feel-good jam that should establish him as a solo contender in his own right.
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