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Today in Amy Winehouse: How She Got To “Rehab”

Mark Ronson, who produced Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” album, tells MTVAsia how the two came up with the lyrics for “Rehab.” It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect: "We were walking down the street," he continued, "and she's … Read More

By / February 5, 2008

Mark Ronson, who produced Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” album, tells MTVAsia how the two came up with the lyrics for “Rehab.” It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect:

"We were walking down the street," he continued, "and she's telling me a story about her family or something coming over to [her home], to kind of talk some sense into her. And she was like, 'They tried to make me go to rehab, and I told them no, no, no,' and she put her hand up.

"I guess, as a friend, I should have been like, 'Oh my God, that must have been hard for you.' But as a producer, I was just like, 'That sounds hooky — you should go back to the studio and we should turn that into a song.'"