July 23, 2012


The Best Amy Winehouse Covers On YouTube

Chris Christoforou
Chris Christoforou

Today marks the first anniversary of Amy Winehouse's tragic passing. Despite recording only two studio albums before her untimely death—2003's Frank and 2006's Back To Black—Winehouse, winner of six Grammy awards, thankfully left us with a catalog of instant classics. 

Below, enjoy some of our favorite Winehouse covers—from musicians both already famous in their own right and those still starting out. Check out our Amy Winehouse Covers YouTube playlist, look through our Remembering Amy Winehouse photo gallery and let us know how you're remembering Amy today in the comments below.

Melanie Fiona, "Wake Up Alone"
Canadian singer Fiona puts an R&B twist on Winehouse's solemn Back To Black track. Girl can sang.

Bruno Mars, "Valerie"
One month after her passing, the 2011 MTV VMAs staged a tribute to the late singer. Bruno Mars belted out this cover of the Zutons' "Valerie," which, while not an Amy original, became one of her signature songs.

Alex Serra, "Me & Mr. Jones"
YouTube ukelele artist Alex Serra somehow makes the word "f**kery" sweet and playful in his beach-side interpretation of Winehouse's Back To Black hit.

Coldplay, "Rehab/Fix You"
British superstars Coldplay blended their X&Y track "Fix You" with Winehouse's hit single "Rehab" at 2011's Lollapalooza, just weeks after Winehouse's death. The lyric "lights will guide you home" take on new meaning here.

Andy Allo & Prince, "Love Is A Losing Game"
Jazz musician Andy Allo teamed up with Prince (yes, that Prince) to pay their respects to Winehouse on a minimalist cover of Back To Black single "Love Is A Losing Game." It's even more unadorned than the original, and quite a lovely hat tip.

Rachel Rodriguez, "Stronger Than Me"
Rodriguez's bold cover of Winehouse popular Frank track "Stronger Than Me" has earned her more than 30,000 views. Clock in a few more below.

Drew Tabor, "Back To Black"
Tabor covers the title track of Winehouse's second studio album using just an acoustic guitar and her stellar pipes. The singer-songwriter vibe works better than you'd think.

JoJo, "You Know I'm No Good"
There aren't many people who could own Winehouse's playful mischief on this Back To Black track, but R&B singer JoJo holds her own on this acoustic cover.

Gabe Bondoc, "Tears Dry On Their Own"
YouTube star Bondoc's acoustic swag gives one of Winehouse's most upbeat tracks a bit of a sensitive side without losing the fun. Props to the Motown breakdown at the end.

Pia Toscano, "Rehab"
Ex-"American Idol" contestant Toscano does Winehouse's most popular single "Rehab" justice. Plus, we're suckers for a killer bedroom karaoke session.