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This song is about Winehouse's breakup with her then-boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil. They got back together and married in 2007. Amy Winehouse explained to the Sun newspaper October 27, 2006 before they'd re-established their relationship: "'Back to Black' is when you've finished a relationship and you go back to what's comfortable for you. My ex went back to his girlfriend and I went back to drinking and dark times."

In a 2007 edition of Rolling Stone magazine, Winehouse admitted that this song and the whole album was about this difficult time in their relationship: "All the songs are about the state of my relationship at the time with Blake. I had never felt the way I feel about him about anyone in my life. It was very cathartic, because I felt terrible about the way we treated each other. I thought we'd never see each other again. He laughs about it now. He's like, 'What do you mean, you thought we'd never see each other again? We love each other. We've always loved each other.' But I don't think it's funny. I wanted to die."

Back to Black entered the Billboard Hot 100 album chart at #7, making Winehouse the highest debuting British female artist in the history of the US albums chart. The previous British female to achieve that honor was Lily Allen, who a few weeks previously had entered the American album chart at #20 with her debut album Alright, Still. Two weeks later the English white soul singer Joss Stone beat Winehouse's record when her Introducing... Joss Stone album debuted on the Billboard 200 at #2.

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Back To Black.
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Universal-Island Records Ltd.
© 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
This Compilation ℗ 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

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