Nov 292011

A few weeks ago, we posted Amy Winehouse’s reggae cover of “Our Love Will Come.” It came off her upcoming rarities comp Lioness: Hidden Treasures and now we have another taste. She covers the bossa nova standard “The Girl from Ipanema” in such imitable Winehouse style that you’ll mourn her all over again.

The song has been sung by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald, so, yeah, a logical choice for Winehouse. It’s the first time she’s covered it, true, but not the first time she’s used it: she sampled the Astrud Gilberto disco version in her song “Cherry.” Listen to Winehouse sing “The Girl from Ipanema” below. (via Listen Before You Buy)

Stream: Amy Winehouse – The Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim cover)
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  5 Responses to “Amy Winehouse Releases New “The Girl From Ipanema” Cover”

Comments (5)
  1. Artists are eternal. After watching 4 episodes in a row of American Horror Story, I’m not sure of anyone’s mortality or immortality.

  2. It is sad – Amy is surely missed

  3. I’m so glad she’s done this song.
    Wish she had had time to do many more.

  4. Love Amy but this version is just dreadful. It’s so messy, the drumming’s all over the place and so is her vocal. What on earth we’re they thinking? She would never have allowed this to be released.

  5. Love it!!! Love her!!!! She is amazing and always will be in my eyes. I will never forget her!!

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