Listen to the new Amy Winehouse song “It’s My Party” from Quincy Jones tribute CD

Amy Winehouse arrives to the 2007 MTV Movie Awards

Amy Winehouse is BACK! It has been widely reported that the train wreck soul singer from Camden has been back in the studio recording new material and the first fruit of those labors has surfaced in the form of a tribute song to legendary producer Quincy Jones!

Amy covers Lesley Gore’s classic “It’s My Party” 47 years after Quincy Jones produced the song and made a smash hit out of it in 1963. The single appears on the brand new Quincy Jones tribute titled Q: Soul Bossa Nostra and set to be released November 9.

Here’s the song:

Sadly, I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. Amy seems to be forcing her up and down vocals a bit. I dunno, maybe it will grow on me just like she did the first time around. (It can’t help that I’m a big Lesley Gore fan and love the original!) What do you think?

Tons of artists will be appearing on the tribute alongside Amy Winehouse, and of course all of the songs are produced by the master Q himself! Here’s a track listing:

1. Ironside (Feat. Talib Kweli)
2. Strawberry Letter 23 (Feat. Akon)
3. Soul Bossa Nostra (Feat. Ludacris, Naturally 7 and Rudy Currence)
4. Give Me The Night (Feat. Jamie Foxx)
5. Tomorrow (Feat. John Legend) 4:32 Not Available
6. You Put A Move On My Heart (Feat. Jennifer Hudson)
7. Get The Funk Out Of My Face (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
8. Secret Garden (Feat. Usher, Robin Thicke, Tyrese Gibson, LL Cool J, Tevin Campbell and Barry White)
9. Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me (Feat. Mary J. Blige, Q-Tip and Alfredo Rodriguez)
10. Everything Must Change (Feat. Bebe Winans)
11. Many Rains Ago (Oluwa) (Feat. Wyclef Jean)
12. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Feat. T-Pain and Robin Thicke)
13. It’s My Party (Feat. Amy Winehouse)
14. Hikky-Burr (Feat. Three 6 Mafia and David Banner)
15. Sanford and Son (Feat. T.I., B.o.B., Prince Charlez and Mohombi)

And just in case you needed a reminder I offer up Lesley Gore’s original 1963 version of “It’s My Party!” followed by the lyrics:

It’s my party and I’ll cry if i want to
Cry if i want to
Cry if i want to
You would cry too if it’s happened to you

Nobody knows where my johnny has gone
But Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he’s supposed to be mine


Play all my records keep dancing all night
But leave me alone for a while
’till johnny’s dancing with me
I’ve got no reason to smile


Judy and Johnny just walked through the door
Like a queen with her king
Oh what a birthday surprise
Judy’s wearing his ring


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