Stronger Than Me
|"Stronger Than Me"|
|Single by Amy Winehouse|
|from the album Frank|
|B-side||"What It Is"|
|Released||6 October 2003|
|Amy Winehouse singles chronology|
"Stronger Than Me" is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). Written by Winehouse and Salaam Remi, "Stronger Than Me" was released in the United Kingdom as the 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 and Lyrically in 2004.
The single for "Stronger Than Me" features an exclusive B-side, "What It Is". A rare live version of the song performed by Winehouse was featured in the documentary film biopic that's based on the life & death of Winehouse, Amy (2015) and the original version was included on the film's original soundtrack. It was said in the film that "Stronger Than Me" first sold over 800 copies a day after its initial release by Winehouse's previous guitarist, Ian Burter.
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
- UK CD single and digital download
- "Stronger Than Me" – 3:33
- "What It Is" – 4:44
- "Take the Box" (The Headquarters Mix) – 3:49
- UK promo CD single
- "Stronger Than Me" (Album Version) – 3:33
- UK 12" single
- Side A:
- "Stronger Than Me" (Album Version)
- "Stronger Than Me" (Curtis Lynch Jnr.)
- Side B:
- "Stronger Than Me" (Harmonic 33 Remix)
- "Stronger Than Me" (Acapella)
|UK Singles Chart||71|
|Dutch Top 100||87|
- "Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me – Music Charts". aCharts.us. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
- "dutchcharts.nl – Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me". DutchCharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2009-08-09.