So, sadly, today famous British soul-singer/tabloid sensation Amy Winehouse joined The 27 Club. A few years ago, I heard "Rehab" over at NPR (deduct 20 punk points for that!) and was struck by it, not because of my mixed feelings for neo-soul but because the song had three things that can attract me to songs across genres; a sharp hook, a negative in the lyrics of the chours (I'll try to explain that some other time) and a dark and unusual theme. When the song became an omnipresent hit a few months later I was really taken aback, I'd assumed it was too bleak to play as background music on the Weather Channel.
I never followed up my smitten-ness with "Rehab" but I did perk-up when this bootleg of Winehouse covering four ska classics began circulating in 2008.
(Sorry, no link because the British version of the RIAA is too unforgiving for me to risk posting even a bootleg)