Album: Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011)
  • This tale of heartache and pride was part of Winehouse's repertoire when she first met Salaam Remi, with whom she worked with on both Frank and Back to Black. Recorded in August 2002 during the sessions for Frank, it missed the cut for the record. However, it did give that album its title, when Winehouse name checks Ol' Blue Eyes in the lyrics (" … and when Frank Sinatra sings, it's too much to take … he pacifies my ache.")
  • Remi said of the song to NME: "The lyric goes back to 'halftime,' like she would be learning in music class, but she took that idea and turned it into a song for her. Now it feels like Erykah Badu or Jill Scott."
  • Winehouse had talked to Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots about working together, so when it was decided to include this track on the late singer's posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Remi invited Questlove to add a drum part. This he did using Winehouse's 2002 vocal track.


Be the first to comment...

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

Art Alexakis of EverclearSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.

Sarah BrightmanSongwriter Interviews

One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.

Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

Tom Keifer of CinderellaSongwriter Interviews

Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New WordsSong Writing

Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? How about "hater" or "Facebook"? Here are the songs where they first showed up.