Amy Winehouse - Rehab - 2006

Amy Winehouse: Rehab (2006)

Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter, renowned for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. "Rehab," released in 2006, is one of her most famous songs, and it won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Background and Impact

"Rehab" is a song from Winehouse's second and final studio album, Back to Black (2006). The lyrics are autobiographical, reflecting her refusal to attend an alcohol rehabilitation center after her management team encouraged her to go. The song became a critical and commercial success and has been praised for its retro soul influence, Winehouse's vocal performance, and its production.

  1. Amy Winehouse's Life and Career: Learn about her life, career, and influence on music.
  2. Back to Black: Discover more about the album that features "Rehab."
  3. Retro Soul Genre: Explore the genre of retro soul and its significance in modern music.
  4. Autobiographical Songs: Understand how artists use their personal experiences in songwriting.

Musical Composition and Style

The song's arrangement is notable for its use of brass instruments and a soulful beat, reminiscent of 1960s soul music. Winehouse's vocal style in "Rehab" has been compared to that of girl groups from the 1960s as well as soul legends like Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald.

  1. Soul Music: Dive into the history and characteristics of soul music.
  2. 1960s Music Trends: Understand how the 1960s influenced modern music genres.

Interactive Tasks

Quiz: Questions on the song

What year was "Rehab" released? (2006) (!2004) (!2008) (!2010)

Which album is "Rehab" a part of? (Back to Black) (!Frank) (!Lioness: Hidden Treasures) (!Amy)

What genre does "Rehab" primarily belong to? (Soul) (!Pop) (!Rock) (!R&B)

What award did "Rehab" win at the Grammy Awards? (Song of the Year) (!Best New Artist) (!Album of the Year) (!Best Music Video)

What musical era does "Rehab" draw heavy influences from? (1960s soul music) (!1950s rock 'n' roll) (!1970s disco) (!1980s pop)

Quiz: Questions on the Performer

Amy Winehouse was known for her distinctive voice. Which vocal range did she predominantly use? (Contralto) (!Soprano) (!Mezzo-soprano) (!Tenor)

Before her passing, how many studio albums had Amy Winehouse released? (2) (!1) (!3) (!4)

In addition to "Rehab," which song from "Back to Black" became widely popular? ("Back to Black") (!"You Know I'm No Good") (!"Love Is a Losing Game") (!"Tears Dry on Their Own")

Amy Winehouse was influenced by which of these genres? (Jazz) (!Heavy Metal) (!Electronic) (!Reggae)

What year did Amy Winehouse tragically pass away? (2011) (!2008) (!2013) (!2015)

Quiz: Questions on the lyrics

In "Rehab," what does Amy say she won't do? (Go to rehab) (!Give up singing) (!Leave London) (!Stop writing songs)

The lyrics "They tried to make me go to rehab, I said" finish with what phrase? ("no, no, no") (!"yes, yes, yes") (!"maybe, maybe, maybe") (!"later, later, later")

Which family member does Amy mention in the song "Rehab"? (Her father) (!Her mother) (!Her brother) (!Her sister)

The song mentions a famous musician who also had substance issues. Who is it? (Ray Charles) (!Elvis Presley) (!John Lennon) (!Kurt Cobain)

What does Amy say she does instead of going to rehab in the song? (Goes back to bed) (!Goes to a party) (!Writes a song) (!Visits a friend)


Create a memory game with matching pairs for this topic. Insert suitable texts (at least 5 pairs) using exactly the following format, write only the text and leave no characters out, do not transform anything into a table, etc.

Amy Winehouse Contralto Vocal Range
"Rehab" 2006 Release
Back to Black Album Featuring "Rehab"
Soul Music Primary Genre of "Rehab"
Grammy Award Won by "Rehab"

Open Tasks


  1. Creating a Playlist: Create a playlist of songs similar to "Rehab" in style and era.
  2. Exploring Retro Soul: Listen to songs from the 1960s and compare them to "Rehab."


  1. Writing a Review: Write a review of "Back to Black," focusing on its musical and lyrical content.
  2. Researching Amy Winehouse: Research Amy Winehouse's influence on modern soul music.


  1. Song Analysis: Analyze the lyrics of "Rehab" and discuss its autobiographical elements.
  2. Music Production Study: Study the production techniques used in "Rehab" and how they contribute to its sound.

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Oral Exam

  1. Discuss the impact of Amy Winehouse's music on the evolution of modern soul and jazz.
  2. Explain the cultural significance of the song "Rehab" in the context of the 2000s music scene.
  3. Compare and contrast Amy Winehouse's vocal style with that of other famous soul singers.
  4. Analyze how personal experiences are reflected in songwriting, using "Rehab" as a case study.
  5. Discuss the role of retro influences in contemporary music, referencing "Rehab" and similar songs.

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