In this brutally honest song, Winehouse confesses to a number of vices.
This song borrows the bass line from House of Pain's 1992 Transatlantic Top 10 single "Jump Around
A second version of this song was recorded with added guest vocals from Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. This version appears on his album More Fish and the American and Japanese release of Back to Black.
The song makes a reference to Roger Moore who portrayed British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. The lyric in question goes; "By the time I'm out the door/ You tear men down like Roger Moore." The English actor quipped that he had no idea why Winehouse chose to include him in the lyrics, unless she wanted a word that rhymed with "door", or could not find a word that rhymed with "Connery."
ranked this as the second best song of the year in 2007, just below Rihanna's "Umbrella
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The B-side to this single is an acoustic version of "To Know Him Is To Love Him
," a 1958 hit from The Teddy Bears, the first vocal group of seminal producer Phil Spector.
Veteran rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson covered this on her 2011 album, The Party Ain't Over, produced by Jack White.
Amy Winehouse predominantly based Back to Black on her relationship with her then-ex-boyfriend and future-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. "You Know I'm No Good" finds her admitting with vivid details she'd two-timed Fielder-Civil. When Mojo magazine's Tom Doyle asked Winehouse how much of the lyric was true, she admitted, "Yeah. Blake hates it. He's really proud of me, but it's so personal it must be hard. When I'm like, pen to paper, I'm the most honest I get."