Foreign Music

Amy Winehouse – Her 15 Best Songs

Celebrating the life and work of a modern legend…

The music of Amy Winehouse will live forever.

 

Simply a legend of modern British music, her sole pair of studio albums resonated with a global audience, culminating in the London vocalist scooping five Grammy awards in one night.

 

A light that burned too briefly, Amy Winehouse died 10 years ago today – July 23rd – and her legacy is supported by documentaries, books, and the testimony of countless artists who followed in her wake.

 

Each song, each performance from Amy seemed to be scorched with her presence, reinvigorating older forms and setting trends for others to follow.

 

Clash writers pick out their favourite Amy Winehouse moments, to honour her life and memory.

ALSO CHECK:  Ingrid Andress - Wishful Drinking

 

Ms Winehouse’s voice was made for steady jazz. The down tempo version of Some Unholy War (featured in Asif Kapadia’s ‘Amy’) is supremely moving. A present desperation in the vocal, haunting backing accompaniment and marching drums drenched in ghost notes. The original version features on her timeless album ‘Back To Black’.

 

There’s a decisive flexibility in her discography; and a snarling honesty. No nonsense. Amy Winehouse was not bound to any one genre; she could ebb and flow finding the perfect space within the music. ‘Some Unholy War’s lyrical content displays her two sides, a fiercely determined yet complicated young woman. “I’ll battle ’til this bitter finale Just me, my dignity and this guitar case…”

ALSO CHECK:  Mp3: Lee Brice - Farmer

 

Amy Winehouse was plain talking and true, unafraid to sing about dark and often controversial subject matter. A mouthpiece for the lost, her fervid legacy lives on even a decade after her passing. An undeniable Great.

 

(Amelia Lloyd)

Has any song ever so deftly caricatured its singer the way ‘Rehab’ does Amy Winehouse? Her melancholy story arc crisply laid out over three-and-a-half lean minutes. Such incendiary talent. Such a brittle temper. Such mediocre men. The story goes Amy was shopping for Blake’s birthday present in NYC with Mark Ronson when she told him about a time she was asked by her dad to cut down on the booze. The hook line came out fully formed, apparently, making big stars out of both of them.

ALSO CHECK:  Mp3: Kenny Rogers I Dont Need You

 

The song could so easily have been recorded as a ballad – think about it – but praise god for Mark Ronson’s magpie instincts, snaffling all the shiniest motifs from his trunk of Motown and classic soul. ‘Rehab’ is both Amy Winehouse’s defining artistic statement, and her tragic epitaph – grooving along at the speed of a trainwreck, harmonised by a chorus line of her own angels and demons.

(Andy Hill)

– – –

Tyler James and Amy Winehouse – ‘Best For Me’

Mtn Blogger

Hi, I'm Here to Help you with Music/Video Promotion? Kindly Contact me Via WhatsApp @+233550913164

Related Articles

5 Comments

  1. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a little research on this.
    And he in fact bought me dinner simply because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this issue here
    on your internet site.

  2. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!
    Extremely helpful information specifically the last part :
    ) I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  3. Howdy this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors
    or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no
    coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated! scoliosis surgery https://0401mm.tumblr.com/ scoliosis surgery

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button