M.I.A. releases Winehouse, '27 Club' tribute song
July 25th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

M.I.A. releases Winehouse, '27 Club' tribute song

M.I.A. works fast.

The controversial singer released a track titled “27,” referencing the ominous “27 Club” -– featuring deceased rock stars Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, among others –- on Saturday night. Troubled singer Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her North London home earlier in the day.

On the tribute track, M.I.A. sings: “All rock stars go to heaven, you said you’ll be dead at 27...I took you to the clinic to get you clean but you couldn’t...Said in 2 days ur 27 an ur destiny was comin'.”

So how’d she get the song out so soon after Winehouse's passing? M.I.A. notes in a Twitter post that she’d already recorded the unfinished song, which has garnered more than 130,000 plays since its release this weekend. In her tweet linking to the demo, M.I.A. added, “R.I.P. A.M.Y.”

soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. goombada

    i bet there are no rock stars in heaven, maybe a country singer or two.

    July 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. whattheh

    its official, music has died as well.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chesh Cartesian

    PLEASE quit compairing this woman to the likes of Morrison, Hendrix and Joplin and lastly Cobain. All the latter had something to say besides.. NO NO NO...

    July 26, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. NoKidding

    A prerecorded death song. How.....Fitting. Just sit and wait. Kinda like shooting fish in a barrel.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Maverick2591b

    ...and the first of those who plan on profitting on her death crawl out of the woodwork.....

    July 26, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rob

    I bet it sucks as much as she did....good riddance....it's just too bad she didn't take lady gaga with her....

    July 26, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. snapdad

    This chick is a talentless pile. Steals her name from a great American band, then rips off another great band for her biggest "hit" then shamelessly tries to cash in on the death of someone with more talent in her little finger than this duochebag could ever dream of. She's a waste of oxygen.

    July 26, 2011 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. omfg


    July 26, 2011 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. Adam

    Friggen sick. $

    July 26, 2011 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bob Zmuda

    The Soundcloud release is FREE. She's not trying to profit from this.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. Carol

    Wow, what a opportunist M.I.A. But then again, she's always been full of sh- – .

    July 26, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. HaHAheeHEEha

    I couldn t have said it better
    They hated Amy now they miss her ,as for M.I.A she thinks she 's "DA SH...t"

    I always loved AMY Whinehouse
    R.I.P Amy i still love you so much

    July 25, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nyarlathotep

    Does anybody actually listen to MIA?

    July 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Misty

    Stupidest Song Ever – Who is this Chick and why is she recording songs? No talent.

    July 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Truth

    If we don't live our lives to make as much money as possible, to feel like we are the only person in the world, to contribute to business...we will never feel complete when we die...she is definitely in a better place....

    July 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  16. HollywoodSurF

    These guys had the last Amy winehouse interview. To be played soon!

    July 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Cannondaler

    "Oh, she said she didn't need no re-hab.....
    and we all said......oh?.......oh?.......oh?......"

    July 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Barnacle Bill

    So, we have another bunch of low or no talent losers going to make money from her death with faked tributes.


    July 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tony

    This is a great songwriter and singer...check it out!!! Check out his others too.


    July 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Yakobi.

    And then MIA sung about her love for the gun Cobain used to blow his head off and how she wished she could use it to kill those who attacked the Tamil Tigers.

    She's not "controversial", she's a [hot] wannabe terrorist.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ARMYofONE

    MI CRAP, she sucks, only trying to make a buck. Amy Winehouse was OK, but never will be in the same category as the rest of the 27 club.

    July 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  22. ARMYofONE

    WOW.....Seriously. MIA is a no one, a has been, and never could be. Money grubbing scheme coming at you. Get a real career MIA, YOU SUCK!!

    July 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mike

    She was very talented but she didn’t want help. This wasn’t a case of the industry swallowing up a talented newbie. She was an addict BEFORE she hit it big. She didn’t want help. She was given chances. She was ruining her health with the addiction; yet it didn’t seem to do any good. All her rehab stints were about image control that ultimately failed because she didn’t want it. She sang it right, in “Rehab”, when she said…”they want me to go to rehab. I say No, No, No.” She wasted her own life. Yes it’s sad that she was lost. And it shouldn’t have been this way. But ultimately she didn’t want help. So to call out the idustry and it’s treatment of those with addictions. In the case of Amy; it’s on her…If she didn’t want the help; it’s not on the industry. They gave her mega success. She wasted it away!

    July 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Johnny

    Wow, those sure are some clever lyrics! /sarcasm

    July 25, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  25. T3chsupport

    Quick! Cash in before the body is cold!

    July 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Angelique

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO6TTBRkdHc&w=425&h=349%5D

    July 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Goldie

    Yea and it was GA-RBAGE!

    July 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Goldie

    Yea and it was GARBAGE!

    July 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Tiffany

    TACKY!!! It is one thing to express your sympathy, it is another to try and profit off of it.

    July 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Du


    July 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Staal

    Amy could sing, this twit can't. RIP Amy. I'm sorry your "friends" are so fast to try to make a buck off of your cold dead body.

    July 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  32. fiskenmann

    (laugh) the censors thought I was being too nice with my previous post.

    July 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  33. itsamemario

    i wonder if M.I.A worked any anti-american crap into her music. i like her music (and is WAY more talented than gaga) but she comes here to america, points fingers yet gladly makes money over here..

    July 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  34. drea

    Yep...She planned it. I have no doubt...I guess better dead and a legend or alive and fading.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  35. crafts

    Move over Amy here comes Lindsay and Charlie. Just a matter of time.

    July 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. robdog09

    Bye bye, amy.

    July 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  37. dogmoo

    She was just a really odd looking thing that sang through their noze in a whiny voice.

    July 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  38. The Måd Råp3r

    I can't stand MIA after the last interview of her I read. Everything she does is just a bs pose. We all know she's ripping off Lady GaGas fashion style anyway.
    @bubba, This is only the beginning of parasites making money off of Amy's ghost.

    July 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  39. cold slab

    how do you people listen to this crap its so awful no talent whatsoever junkie piece of crap got what she deserved

    July 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |

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