Stronger Than Me

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"Stronger Than Me"
Single by Amy Winehouse
from the album Frank
B-side "What It Is"
Released 6 October 2003 (2003-10-06)
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, jazz, soul
Length 3:32
Label Island
Writer(s) Amy Winehouse, Salaam Remi
Producer(s) Salaam Remi
Amy Winehouse singles chronology
"Stronger Than Me"
(2003)
"Take the Box"
(2004)

"Stronger Than Me" is the debut single by English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut album, Frank (2003). Written by Winehouse and Salaam Remi and released in the United Kingdom as the album's lead single on 6 October 2003, it ended up as the lowest-charting single from Frank and of Winehouse's career, peaking at number 71 on the UK Singles Chart. The song nevertheless won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song Musically & Lyrically in 2004.

The single for "Stronger Than Me" features an exclusive B-side, "What It Is".

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. The video features Winehouse entering a bar and finding her boyfriend drunk. The video follows the lyrics of the song as Winehouse degrades her boyfriend for his failure to be the stronger and more dominant partner. The video continues as Winehouse acts as the more dominant partner helping her boyfriend home. Winehouse is seen being fondled by her drunken boyfriend as they struggle to exit the bar, then seen looking on in disgust as he vomits in the car driving them home. As the video concludes, Winehouse is seen on a retro street set struggling to get her unconscious boyfriend into their home. Failing to do so, Winehouse gives up, leaving him semi-conscious on the street and going inside as the song ends.

Track listings and formats[edit]

UK CD single/digital download
  1. "Stronger Than Me" – 3:34
  2. "What It Is" – 4:44
  3. "Take the Box" (The Headquarters Mix) – 3:49
UK promo CD single
  1. "Stronger Than Me" (Album Version) – 3:34
UK 12" single
  • Side A:
  1. "Stronger Than Me" (Album Version)
  2. "Stronger Than Me" (Curtis Lynch Jnr.)
  • Side B:
  1. "Stronger Than Me" (Harmonic 33 Remix)
  2. "Stronger Than Me" (Acapella)
UK 12" promo single (release of 300no only dj copies)
  • Side A:
  1. "Stronger Than Me" (Curtis Lynch Jnr Vocal Remix)
  • Side B:
  1. "Stronger Than Me" (Curtis Lynch Jnr Dub Remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 71
Chart (2004) Peak
position
Dutch Top 100[2] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me – Music Charts". aCharts.us. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  2. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me". DutchCharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

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