Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” Gets Covered By Pierce The Veil: Idolator Premiere

Oct 17th, 2011 // 18 Comments
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If doo-wop king Bruno Mars traded in his pompadour for a mohawk, his songs might come out sounding a whole lot like Pierce The Veil’s interpretation of his hit single “Just The Way You Are”. The San Diego-based rockers added a jolt of energy to Bruno’s tune for Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 4, a compilation that basically throws the Top 40 into a dive bar and shakes it all up. PureVolume treated us to some behind-the-scenes action of the boys recording their thrashin’ cover of Bruno’s song — and we’ve got the exclusive premiere of the results! Jump below to listen.

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“We chose ‘Just The Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars basically because I have always loved singing along to his songs on the radio,” notes singer Vic Fuentes. “I am a big fan of his voice and his vocal range is similar to mine so it’s really fun for me to do. This particular song I had already thought about covering myself just for fun, so when Fearless asked us to be on the compilation I was really stoked to actually get to cover it.”

Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 4 includes punk-rock covers of Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R”, Britney Spears’ “Till The World Ends”, and Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”, among others. Head to Punk Goes Pop to order the album!


  1. Morgan?

    Omg. I love this.

  2. Carla

    oh my god. I love this. <333333333333333333333333

  3. Marcus Casiano


  4. someone needs to put this on youtube so i can download it NOW! please im begging please<3<3<3

  5. Oh My God. I’m loveing this, Need to find away to get it on my itunes NOW.

  6. Katelyn

    Pierce The Veil > Bruno Mars

  7. This is actually really perfect. fkldjsfsd ♥

  8. I love this song.
    In all honesty, i like it a lot better than the Bruno Mars song.
    Vic has such a great voice for a song like this.


  9. Yarelit

    just wait until it comes out on iTunes so you can buy the track :D

  10. Sam S

    i love this . i love them . <3

  11. Gwen R

    I’ve been waiting for this song for days, and I have to say I love it sooo much, Pierce the Veil is truly an amazing band. <3

  12. Kahra :)

    Ughhh <3 I love this. I prefer this version over the original. Pierce the Veil for the win! :)

  13. When I found out punk goes pop was gonna do a cover for “Just they way you are” I was like “:OOOOO” and when I found out PTV was doing it i was like “:DDDDDDDDDDDDD” and I finally heard it and now I’m like “:’)”

  14. hannah

    omg my ears had an orgasim…

  15. hannah

    i no right bruno mars can suck it….

  16. Check out T. Mills’ video premiere for Vans On! It’s catchy as hell!

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