Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Paul Cook 16/10/2007
A contemporary instance of a record that poses the question “who actually wrote this track?” Mark Ronson's (although this is clearly debatable) 'Valerie' is simply a jazzed-up, Amy Winehouse rendition of arguably The Zutons' most successful single.
Nevertheless, it's an enjoyable pop number that is probably as creditable to the Ronson/Winehouse duo as it is The Zutons after a lengthy spell of saturated radio-play. It must be said however, without Amy Winehouse's distinctive and illustrious smoky, 50's jazz club voice perfectly to the lyrics. 'Valerie' is a perfectly likeable track straight out of Ronson's collaborative cauldron of new takes on not-so-new tracks.