Who Covered Amy Winehouse Best? A Tribute

Idolator Staff | July 23, 2011 - 2:42 pm

While the world struggles to come to terms with the death of Amy Winehouse and her long and very public battle with drug and alcohol addiction – we thought it would be comforting to focus on something positive. Namely her incredible musical legacy. The five-time Grammy winner perfected bittersweet soul music but her influence extended all genres – including pop. We’ve pulled together a selection Amy Winehouse cover versions from six very different acts. They vary in quality but prove that songs like “Back To Black” and “Rehab” touched people from all walks of life and will be reinterpreted for decades to come. Check them out below.

Pia Toscano – “Rehab”

The untimely American Idol departee and “This Time” songstress lent her powerful pipes to Amy’s 2006 breakthrough hits.

Arctic Monkeys – “You Know I’m No Good”

The Brit pop-rockers took on the diva’s 2007 hit on BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Glee – Back To Black

Amy found her music on Glee several times. We love their version of “Valerie” but prefer their age appropriate cover of “Back To Black”.

Wanda Jackson – You Know I’m No Good

Rockabilly/country legend Wanda Jackson also recorded the song for her 2010 comeback album. Only she got Jack White of The White Stripes to re-write some of the more graphic lyrics for her.

Girls Aloud – Rehab

You know a song has well and truly crossed over when England’s biggest girlband peforms an acoustic version of it on radio.

Amanda Lear – Back To Black

70s disco diva delivers one of the strangest Amy Winehouse covers with her take on the Brit’s 2007 signature tune “Back To Black”.

For more covers of Amy Winehouse songs head over to Pure Volume.