Amy Winehouse's 10 Best Singles
10. 'Me and Mr Jones'
''What kind of f---ery is this?'' With that immortal line, Amy dispatched one unlucky fellow (some have guessed him to be rapper Nas, born Nasir Jones) with singular NSFW aplomb.
9. 'In My Bed'
Over soul-jazz atmospherics and a rumbling melody that vaguely recalls Portishead's ''Sour Times,'' Amy recognizes an old love for the lost cause he is; in other words, she knows that he's no good.
8. 'Back to Black'
Amy unleashed her best Sarah Vaughan on this almost dirge-like ballad, a moody, deliberately slow-build spiral into beautiful despair.
7. 'F*** Me Pumps'
Long before American audience began paying attention, Winehouse sharpened her storytelling chops with this perfectly sly snapshot of aimless 'n' shameless blotto youth.
6. 'Amy Amy Amy'
Winehouse, nearly immobilized with lust, is at her most sultry on this slow-winding dirty daydream of a song?baby-making music at its speakeasy-slinking best.
5. 'Tears Dry on Their Own'
A sweetly soulful chin-up to a doomed love affair in which Amy, battered by romance but never beaten, sang herself back to fighting form with snap-crackle musicality and a lilting, tomorrow-is-another-day vocal hook.
Original artists the Zutons sang it just fine, but when Back in Black producer Mark Ronson asked Amy to take on the song on his 2007 solo album Version, she turned a fairly standard midtempo rock plea into a rollicking dancefloor dazzler.
3. 'Love is A Losing Game'
Nobody did bittersweet requiems for romance quite like her. Over stately, prettily plodding piano and strings, Winehouse crooned a mournful farewell to one unforgettable paramour — though you knew she was never really done with love for long.
She said ''no no no,'' and suddenly the world said ''yes'' to a new superstar. The song that took her from U.K. upstart to global phenomenon got there with the Dap Kings' signature horn blasts, a rumbling backbeat, and her musical refusal, as always, do what anyone else wanted her to do.
1. 'You Know I'm No Good'
''Rehab'' may be her signature song, but ''No Good'' had every one of the elements that made a Winehouse song great: pain and pathos delivered with aching, tough-girl verve; unforgettable imagery (''You say 'what did you do with him today?''/ and sniffed me out like I was Tanqueray''); a soul melody so timeless it could have been cribbed from Donny Hathaway's diary; and of course, that unforgettable voice.