Smothered & Covered: The Zutons – “Valerie”

July 23, 2012 1 comment

Today’s Smothered & Covered features none other than pop song ‘Valerie.’ The track was originally recorded and released in 2006 by English rock band The Zutons. A year later, however, music producer Mark Ronson teamed up with the late songstress Amy Winehouse to cover the song for his second album, Version.

Although the song has since been covered by numerous bands and even TV shows, Amy’s cover remains the most coveted. The song was Amy’s most successful chart entry in the UK, and was also featured in the 2008 US film, 27 Dresses. In honor of the one year anniversary of Amy’s death, check out her phenomenal covers below.

Amy singing the ’68 Version’ of “Valerie”

Music video for Mark Ronson version of “Valerie”

Music video for original version of “Valerie” by The Zutons

Which version do you prefer?