YMMV: Amy Winehouse

  • Awesome Music:
    • "Rehab," her Signature Song.
    • "Fuck Me Pumps" even gets people who don't usually like her music dancing.
    • For her, singing a duet with Tony Bennett, one of her favorite artists and inspirations.
  • Covered Up: Her version of "Valerie," originally by The Zutons, has not only become one of her most popular songs, but has covered up the original, which is particularly impressive as the original was a sizeable hit itself.
  • Crack Pairing: In her short career, Amy only did four duets (that we know of as of 2011). So it's very jarring to know that Duet #4 is with none other than an artist over three times her age, and who outlived her entire life. Ladies and gentlemen, Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse.
  • Even Better Sequel: Whilst Frank was a best selling album and a critical success too, Back to Black was an international hit and is often regarded as one of the best albums of the 00's.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
  • GIFT: Some of the reactions to her death reek of this.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "They tried to make me go to rehab; I said no, no, no." At first it was harsh due to her continued drug and alcohol problems after the song became a hit, then she died...
  • Never Live It Down: Back to Black was a highly acclaimed, multi-platinum album that launched her career into the stratosphere but, unfortunately, her addictions and other troubles overshadowed almost all of her success and talent.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: While not a bad album by any means, Back To Black might not have sold so well if it weren't for her highly publicized drug addiction.
  • Painful Rhyme: Amy rhymes 'players', 'say' and 'millionaire' in "Fuck Me Pumps", with millionaire pronounced 'millio-naya' to fit:
    You don't like players
    That's what you say-a
    But you really wouldn't mind a millionaire
  • Signature Song: "Rehab," easily the most famous of her songs.
  • Tear Jerker: Songs such as "Love is a Losing Game" and "Back to Black," which have just been made worse by her untimely passing.
  • The Woobie: She battled depression, anorexia, bulimia, alcoholism and drug addiction, before passing away at the age of 27 just as she looked as though she was on the road to recovery.
  • Yoko Oh No: In a rare male example, Blake Fielder-Civil got a lot of this during his off-again-on-again relationship with her.