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Jack’s Music Box – Tears Dry On Their Own

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Jack's Music Box - Tears Dry On Their Own

Mejor Academia De Inglés Sevilla!

Hey guys!

Welcome back for another edition of Jack’s music box. For this week’s song I have chosen Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse from her second and final album Back To Black.

Although Winehouse tragically died in 2011 at the age of 27, her music remains as influential and popular as ever. In many ways Amy Winehouse opened the doors for many female artists such as Adele and Lady Gaga.

Born in London in 1983, Amy started playing guitar and writing songs when she was just 14 years old.

By 2000 she had developed her vocal talent and was the featured singer for the National Youth Jazz orchestra, however It didn’t take long for record labels to take notice of her talent and there was soon fierce competition over the young singer.

Eventually Winehouse signed with Island and released her debut album Frank in 2003 to both commercial and critical success.

After her jazzy first album, Winehouse changed to a more soul influenced sound as she joined forces with producer Mark Ronson. Together Winehouse and Ronson would go on to create Back to Black, what many consider to be Amy Winehouse’s greatest work.


I have selected Tears Dry on Their Own for this week’s Music Box because I think it is a great song and a good one to challenge your English ability.  The song is about a woman who is hung up on a past relationship with a man.

Some of you may notice a similarity between this song and Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell’s Motown hit Aint No Mountain High Enough from 1967, that is because the two songs actually contain the same chord progression.

Take A Look at the Song Below:

Interesting Phrases and Vocabulary


Regret: A feeling of sadness

Height: A peak, a high point

Snatch: To take something with force

Owe: an obligation to give somebody something

Shade: darkness caused by an obstruction to sunlight

Tears: Liquid which comes from ones eye when they are crying

So Many Bigger Things at Hand: So many bigger things to focus on

Perspective: A point of view

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For those who would like to learn more about Amy Winehouse or would like a further challenge. I would also highly recommend the 2015 documentary film Amy which goes into her fascinating yet tumultuous career.

If you enjoyed this week’s Music Box, check out our Amy Winehouse Spotify Playlist here:


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