Monday, October 2, 2023

Five great songs in memory of the Diva of Soul

“My intention is to compose songs as sincerely as possible about things that happen to me, and I hope that people will connect with what I say in them.” The sentence was said at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony pronounced in 2004 Amy Winehouse known as the diva of the soul, the Today I would be 40 years old.

At just 27 years old, he left a deep mark on the music world, having released just two albums, “Frank” (2003) and “Back to black” (2006), the album that brought her to worldwide fame with the reinterpretation of black music, especially soul, a culture that had reached its peak decades earlier. The singer began her musical training by listening Frank Sinatra and that’s why he nominated his first album in this way. Amy Winehouse also impressed with her stage presence and looks (inspired in part by original soul legends such as Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes), opening the doors for other female artists who found inspiration in her to pursue music. , like Adele or Florence Welch from Florence and The Machine. He died of alcohol poisoning in 2011.

1) “Back to Black”

The song was released in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2007 and internationally a year later. The song was written by Winehouse and Mark Ronson and produced by the latter.

2) “Rehab”

In 2008, she won three awards at the 50th Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

3) “You know I’m no good”

Released in 2007 as the second single from Back to Black, it was originally recorded as a solo track and remixed with guest vocals from Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah.

4) “Tears dry by themselves”

Another song from “Back to Black”, where the melody and lyrics were composed by Amy Winehouse, but the music behind her voice is an interpolation of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967), the song by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

5) “Love is a loser’s game”

It was chosen as the fifth and final single from “Back to Black” and was also the last single released during the singer’s lifetime.

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