With the new documentary on Amy Winehouse out last week, on July 3, 2015, let’s go back in time and look at the top 5 of Amy Winehouse hits that won’t ever grow old.
This beautiful song is tragically autobiographical. And, refers to Amy Winehouse’s refusal to go into rehab to deal with her substance abuse issue. The idea to go was from her management team’s, but she refused partly on the advise of her father. In the song she says “my daddy thinks I’m fine.” The song, a world wide hit, won the Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. It was released in 2006.
“Valerie” was originally recorded by the English indie band the Zutons. It peaked at #2 in the UK and was one of the ten bestselling songs of the year.
3. Back To Black
One of the most critically acclaimed of all her songs, “Back To Black” was the title song from Amy Winehouse’s 2nd studio album. The music video is said to be a funeral procession for the “heart of Amy Winehouse.”
4. Stronger Than Me
“Stronger Than Me” was the debut single from Amy Winehouse’s first album Frank. It won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song Musically and Lyrically.
5. You Know I’m No Good
The track was released as the second single from her second studio album, Back to Black. Originally recorded as a solo track, it was remixed with guest vocals from the Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. “You Know I’m No Good” was ranked by Entertainment Weekly as the second best song of the year in 2007.
Amy Winehouse tragically died at the age of 27. At the time she was one of the most acclaimed female singer-songwriters in popular music. Her album Back To Black won five Grammy Awards.
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