Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

OK, back to the 00's (no excuses, Gina!): This British singer/songwriter wrote this '06 autobiographical song in 5 min. during a walk with her producer. It deals with her personal demons of drugs and alcohol and her refusal to seek help, as recommended by her then-agent Simon Fuller. Includes references to Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway, two of her influences. Won the Ivor Novello Award in '07 for Best Contemporary Song and Grammys in '08 for Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Female Pop Vocal Performance as well as Best New Artist. Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Patricia" by Perez Prado. The Beatles sang yeah, yeah, yeah; the Stones no, no, no; Billy Joel whoa, whoa, whoa but NOBODY did HUH!!! like Perez Prado! Played during the striptease scene in "La Dolce Vita", during the pool party scene in "Goodbye, Columbus" and when The Killer proposed to his 13 year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown in "Great Balls Of Fire".

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