|Written by||Billy Joel|
|Source||The Stranger (album)|
"Just the Way You Are" was written and performed by Billy Joel on his 1977 album The Stranger. Although Joel did not like the song, he released it at the encouragement of Linda Ronstadt. The song became a top 10 hit and has since been covered by numerous artists, including the Muppets.
Billy Joel sings (while Marlee Matlin signs) "Just the Way You Are," with revised lyrics by Tony Geiss, to Oscar the Grouch on Season 20 of Sesame Street. (EKA: Episode 2673) Kermit the Frog and Sheena Easton performed another revised version of the song in the 1983 special, Happy Birthday, Bob.