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Amy Winehouse: 33

First of all, Happy Birthday Amy!

Amazing singer and songwriter, who will always be alive in our hearts and our music playlists! We are sharing our favourites of Amy to your joy!

REHAB

This song is autobiographical. Many successful musicians are haunted by their own personal demons of drink and drugs, and Winehouse is no exception. In February 2007 her father gave a candid interview to the Sun newspaper in which he denied that his daughter was an alcoholic, although he admitted that like many single women of her age she sometimes overdid the drink. On one occasion, after splitting up with her boyfriend, she fell over and hit her head.

Back to Black

This song is about Winehouse’s breakup with her then-boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil. They got back together and married in 2007.

Amy Winehouse explained to the Sun newspaper October 27, 2006 before they’d re-established their relationship: “‘Back to Black’ is when you’ve finished a relationship and you go back to what’s comfortable for you. My ex went back to his girlfriend and I went back to drinking and dark times.”

You Know I’m No Good

In this brutally honest song, Winehouse confesses to a number of vices. The song makes a reference to Roger Moore who portrayed British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. The lyric in question goes; “By the time I’m out the door/ You tear men down like Roger Moore.” The English actor quipped that he had no idea why Winehouse chose to include him in the lyrics, unless she wanted a word that rhymed with “door”, or could not find a word that rhymed with “Connery.”

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