How do you improve on Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”? Sing it to kids! That’s the approach taken by gospel duo Mary Mary, who did an acoustic cover today for Billboard‘s Mashup Monday. It’s a tad bit late for Mother’s Day, but we’ll let that slide.
“You could sing this song to your daughter, you could sing this song to your mama, your grandma, your auntie, any woman that’s special in your life,” said Tina Atkins-Campbell, one-half of the group. And it’s more than that — while Bruno Mars telling you you’re amazing just the way you are prompts the question of what to think when Bruno Mars dumps you, parental love is (hopefully) forever. So if you had issues with the song before, issues begone, and if you were a fan, you’ll likely find this even more adorable.
Oh, and before you ask, they did change the second verse to “Her laugh, her laugh, it makes me smile ’cause I’m her mommy.” Not much else is changed, but trust us: it’s not creepy in the slightest. You’ll see.