Bruno Mars Offers Up Debut Single “Just The Way You Are”

Robbie Daw | July 20, 2010 9:42 am

Bruno Mars has lent his vocals to two of the year’s biggest hits so far—B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”—and today he finally offered up the first official single of his own. Give a listen to “Just The Way You Are,” which showcases the 24-year-old crooner’s soaring vocal ability, after the jump.

[wpaudio url=”//″ text=”Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are” dl=”0″] That wasn’t quite what we were expecting from Mr. Peter “Bruno Mars” Hernandez (there’s nary a rap in sight—er, earshot), especially with that Beach Boys-esque intro. The lyrics are a little (read: way) earnest, but the song itself is quite uplifting. This is the kind of stuff that CW series producers salivate over.

And we’re digging the retro-looking single artwork. Burt Bacharach would be proud, Bruno. “Just The Way You Are” was made available on iTunes today and has already flown up to #43.