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Fuck Me Pumps

“Fuck Me Pumps” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). Written by Winehouse and Salaam Remi, the song was released in the United Kingdom as the album’s fourth and final single on 23 August 2004 under the title “Pumps”—with “Help Yourself” as its coupling track—reaching number sixty-five on the UK Singles Chart. A clean radio edit was released for promotional purposes.

The track is about stereotypical “gold-digging” girls. The term “fuck-me pumps” or “FMPs” is a slang expression for sexy women’s shoes, particularly those featuring bare heels. Chris Willman from Entertainment picked “Fuck Me Pumps” as the best song from Frank.[2]

You Sent Me Flying

“You Sent Me Flying” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). Written by Winehouse and Felix Howard, the song was released on 5 April 2004 as the album’s third single, with “In My Bed” as its A-side. The single peaked at number 60 on the UK Singles Chart.

You Know I’m No Good

“You Know I’m No Good” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her second and final studio album Back to Black (2006). “You Know I’m No Good” was released as the second single from Back to Black on 5 January 2007. Originally recorded as a solo track, it was remixed with guest vocals from the Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. The original appeared on Winehouse’s album, while the version with Ghostface Killah appears on his album More Fish.

Arctic Monkeys performed this song on Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge on BBC Radio 1 in their second appearance there, along with their single at the time, “Brianstorm”. In summer 2007, “You Know I’m No Good” was used in advertisements and in the first season opening for AMC’s TV drama Mad Men, although it was replaced with the current theme song for DVD release. It was also used for the opening to ITV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl. On the recap of The Best Songs of 2007 by Entertainment Weekly magazine, this song ranked at number two.[2]

Tears Dry on Their Own

“Tears Dry on Their Own” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her second and final studio album Back to Black (2006). “Tears Dry on Their Own” was released as the fourth single from Back to Black on 13 August 2007. While the melody and lyrics are composed by Winehouse, the music behind her voice is a sample interpolation of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1967 Motown classic hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, penned by the married duo of Ashford & Simpson. The original ballad version of the track is featured on the posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011). In 2015, it was also featured on the soundtrack for the documentary film based on the life of Winehouse, entitled Amy.

Take the Box

“Take the Box” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). Released as the album’s second single on 12 January 2004, it was the highest-charting single from Frank, peaking at number 57 on the UK Singles Chart.

The B-side of the single featured a cover of the jazz standard “‘Round Midnight”, written by Thelonious Monk.

The character in the song is in the process of discarding her former lover and leaving him, after discovering he is having an affair. The song details her acceptance of the fact that its over as she tells the lover to literally “take the box”, including gifts of love he had previously given her. Within the narrative of the songs of her debut album. placed so as to indicate a storyline, “Take the Box” indicates the break-up of the relationship.

Stronger Than Me

“Stronger Than Me” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). Written by Winehouse and Salaam Remi, “Stronger Than Me” was released in the United Kingdom as the lead single on 6 October 2003, it ended up as the lowest-charting single from Frank and of Winehouse’s career, peaking at number 71 on the UK Singles Chart. The song nevertheless won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song Musically and Lyrically in 2004.

In 2015, the song was featured on the film soundtrack of Amy which depicts the life and death of Winehouse. It was said in the film that “Stronger Than Me” first sold over 800 copies a day after its initial release by Winehouse’s previous guitarist, Ian Burter.

The single for “Stronger Than Me” features an exclusive B-side, “What It Is”.

Rehab (Amy Winehouse song)

“Rehab” is a song written and performed by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, from her second and final studio album Back to Black (2006). Produced by Mark Ronson, the lyrics are autobiographical and address Winehouse’s refusal one time to enter a rehabilitation clinic. “Rehab” was released as the lead single from Back to Black on 23 October 2006, and it peaked at number 7 in the United Kingdom on its Singles Chart and number 9 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100,[1][2] becoming Winehouse’s only top 10 hit in the US.

“Rehab” has become a critical and commercial success internationally, and has been referred to as Winehouse’s “signature song”.[3][4] It won three Grammy Awards at the 50th ceremony, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.[5] It also won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.[6] Winehouse’s public battle with drug and alcohol addiction, and subsequent death, have contributed to the song’s continuing popularity and appearance in the media.

The documentary film Amy (2015) and its soundtrack feature a 2006 performance of the song by Jools Holland. The song has been covered by a list of artists, such as Hot Chip, Lea Salonga, Seether, and the Jamaican Mento band The Jolly Boys.

Love Is a Losing Game

“Love Is a Losing Game” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her second and final studio album Back to Black (2006). It was chosen as the fifth and final single from Back to Black. It was the final single released in Winehouse’s lifetime. The single was released on 10 December 2007 in the United Kingdom. The song was added to BBC Radio 1’s playlist on 7 November 2007.

A video shoot was set up for “Love Is a Losing Game”, reportedly costing £70,000 at Pinewood Studios, but an unnamed source was quoted in The Sun as saying that it was cancelled after Winehouse failed to turn up for filming.[3] The original video was supposed to be directed by Phil Griffin and shot by director of photography Adam Frisch. Two alternate music videos were released: the first is a montage video, which includes photographs of Winehouse alongside live performance clips of the song, and the second is an entirely live video, taken from her I Told You I Was Trouble live performance DVD.

In My Bed (Amy Winehouse song)

“In My Bed” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). It was released on 5 April 2004 as the album’s third single (double A-sided with “You Sent Me Flying”), reaching number 60 on the UK Singles Chart.

“In My Bed” samples the beat of rapper Nas’s 2003 song “Made You Look”, which in turn contains a sample of the Incredible Bongo Band’s 1973 cover of “Apache”. Both songs were produced by Salaam Remi.[1]

A rare live session of Winehouse performing “In My Bed” in 2001 was included in the 2015 documentary film Amy, which depicts the singer’s life and death.

Help Yourself (Amy Winehouse song)

“Help Yourself” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). Released as the album’s fourth and final single on 23 August 2004 as a double A-side with “Fuck Me Pumps” (Pumps), it reached number 65 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was not included on the U.S. release of Frank. A radio edit was released for promotional purposes. The song samples “You Won’t Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)” as recorded by Doris Day in 1945.[1]

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