Friday, February 13, 2009


A good song is a good song.

Just another band from Liverpool, The Zutons. Here they perform "Valerie" on the Jools Holland show in London. They wrote the song.

"Valerie" meets Amy in this clip. Naked and unplugged, badgirl Amy Winehouse really nails it backstage, bringing out the soul of the song. She gets a lot of press for her scandalous behavior, but Miss Trouble can really sing. Now she owns it.

Finally, Mark Ronson, who produced Amy's "Back to Black" album, arranges the full kitchen sink production using Amy Winehouse on vocals and a hot backup band (and in the video, some Winehouse wannabes called "The Winettes"). Ronson brought Valerie to the club.

Did you have to go to jail, put your house on up for sale, did you get a good lawyer?
I hope you didn't catch a tan, I hope you find the right man who'll fix it for you
Are you shopping anywhere, changed the colour of your hair, are you busy?
And did you have to pay the fine you were dodging all the time are you still dizzy?

'Cos since I've come on home, well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair and the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why won't you come on over Valerie?

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