The legendary Amy Winehouse lived a painfully short life.
Four years ago today, July 23, 2011, a brilliant but troubled 27-year-old Amy Winehouse passed away. Her demons, which ultimately assisted in her untimely demise, forced the singer away from music and into a downward spiral of self-inflicted abuse. However, during the acute time she spent on Earth, Miss Winehouse blessed music thanks to her soulful, one-of-a-kind voice with songs like “What Is It About Men,” “Me & Mr. Jones” and “Rehab.”
As a teenager, Winehouse used music to help cope with daily struggles a teenager may face. For instance, the separation of her parents or body image issues, but she never thought it’d guide her to superstardom passed over-saturation. Did she have any idea swarms of paparazzi, a toxic romantic relationship and a blitz of drugs & alcohol would contribute toward her unfortunate premature death? Maybe, but one thing’s for sure is Amy Winehouse knew she could absolutely fucking sing.
Today, BreatheHeavy is honoring Winehouse by highlighting her massive five-time Grammy award winning “Back To Black” record by sharing the album’s title track (above) and a playlist of 70 iconic songs from the late singer (below).
Ladies and gentlemen, Amy Winehouse: