Day One of My Week with Amy Winehouse and to start with it's her track 'Love is a Losing Game'.
Love is a Losing Game was in fact the fifth single from Amy's 2006 album Back to Black. It was released in 2007. It wasn't a massive chart success, only reaching number 46 in the UK charts. After her death, it entered the chart again, reaching number 33.
The album fared much better, reaching the number 1 spot in the UK album chart, then again after she died. Back to Black is an all time classic album, and given her untimely death, will live on well beyond her own years.
The video isn't really a video. Its footage and stills of Amy performing, but not necessarily to this track. Its still very beautiful though, but somewhat haunting.
This is such a soulful, emotional song, sung so beautifully that its almost breathtaking. Its slow paced, and incredibly deep, filled with her deep, soulful voice that carries such honesty. Her voice was so perfect, so effortless, so in contrast to her own internal conflict and battles.
Its chart position belies the perfection that it Love is a Losing Game. Please take a listen, remind yourself how wonderful this is and just absorb it, let it wash over you, and just enjoy.
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