Just The Way You Are (4:49)

Cover of The Stranger

From The Stranger and 119 other releases

“Just the Way You Are” peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Easy Listening Chart in the Winter of 1978.

Winner of the 1979 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


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  • silversurfer250

    Joel wrote this song about his first wife, Elizabeth. He gave it to her as a birthday present. After 9 years of marriage, Joel divorced Elizabeth in 1982. His next wife was model Christie Brinkley, and that marriage also ended in divorce. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=810

    1 Apr 5:38am Reply
  • mvalenska


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  • ledzeppelinu2

    one of billy's best

    14 Mar 2:23am Reply
  • LegoTD

    This is a beautiful song :) Not enough people have heard of Billy Joel :)

    29 Jan 7:05pm Reply
  • dluuu

    billy the best like me retired &coming back -- superbowl in nyc- got something to do with coming outa retirement---- maybe---$$$ - yes--

    27 Jan 2:02pm Reply
  • HockeyJohn

    This is the first song I can remember being played on the radio when I was like four. I've liked it ever since.

    10 Jan 7:41am Reply
  • Sunshine_209


    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • veronikesilva

    ✿◠‿◠)... ☆✿♥ ♪♫♥✿☆♥ღ♡♥ ☆✿♥♪♫☆♡♥ღ♥♡ ☆♪♫♥✿☆...♥◠‿◠)

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • norgro

    First i thought it was Elton John but no matter, the song is great.

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • richardneal

    Thank you, Phil Ramone, for rescuing this gem.

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • marthasdaddy

    don't go changing.....

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Classic love song :)

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Oh............for the romance.

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • supermediadave

    It doesn't get much better than this. I've been married now 20 years, and this action is a big part of our marriage.

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • ladysadeyes

    great song.

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • Antonionii

    Fantastic composition, one of my alltime favorite songs. The sax solo always gets me.

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JOE197023456


    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Musik-Heart

    Für Dich, weil du immer so lieb zu mir bist, mein Engel

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    Billys version definately better than the walrus of loves cover.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • venus3196

    Love this song - first I learnt to play on my guitar as a child.

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
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