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:
  • 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: Though now averted in the face of Dead Artists Are Better, she was infamous for a while for her performance at a concert for Nelson Mandela's birthday where she decided to sing "Free [Blakey My Fella". At the time, he was in jail for assaulting somebody.
  • 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.
  • 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.