Just The Way You Are — Billy Joel

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Not to be confused with the Bruno Mars song of the same title, Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are” was a double Grammy Award winner, picking up Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1979.

It’s also the first Billy Joel song I remember hearing. He’d had some success with “Piano Man” a few years earlier, but that didn’t go near the charts in the UK and I don’t remember hearing it on pop music radio…

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