27 songs from the 27 club: From Amy Winehouse to Kurt Cobain


After the tragic deaths of musicians like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, the world started to pay attention to the growing members of the 27 club

The notorious 27 club consists of musicians, actors or celebrities who have passed away at that infamous age. Sometimes, their trouble and their deaths are a result of drugs and alcohol, suicide or other reasons. 

Icons like Winehouse, Joplin, Cobain and Jimmy Hendrix are all members of the club and left the world behind too soon. 

The members of the tragic club have produced some of the industry's greatest music before their deaths. While the world continues to miss the sounds of Winehouse and Cobain, they've given fans the soundtracks to their lives with their classic albums. 

In no particular order, these are the 27 best songs from some of those in the 27 club. 

1. "Back to Black," Amy Winehouse

2. "Me and Bobby McGee," Janis Joplin 

3. "Light My Fire," The Doors (Jim Morrison)

4. "Piece of My Heart," Janis Joplin

5. "Summertime," Janis Joplin

6. "The End," The Doors (Jim Morrison)

7. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)," The Doors (Jim Morrison)

8. "L.A. Woman," The Doors (Jim Morrison)

9. "Rehab," Amy Winehouse

10. "Lithium," Nirvana (Kurt Cobain)

11. "Valerie," Amy Winehouse

12. "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana (Kurt Cobain)

13. "All Along the Watchtower," Jimmy Hendrix

14. "Some Kind of Wonderful," The Drifters (Rudy Lewis)

15. "You Know I'm No Good," Amy Winehouse

16. "Come As Your Are," Nirvana (Kurt Cobain)

17. "Foxey Lady," Jimmy Hendrix

18. "Hey Joe," Jimmy Hendrix 

19. "In Bloom," Nirvana (Kurt Cobain)

20. "Turn On Your Love Light," The Grateful Dead (Ron McKernan)

21. "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," The Grateful Dead (Ron McKernan)

22. "Up On the Roof," The Drifters (Rudy Lewis)

23. "On Broadway," The Drifters (Rudy Lewis)

24. "Concertina," The Mars Volta (Jeremy Michael Ward)

25. "Inertiatic ESP," The Mars Volta (Jeremy Michael Ward)

26. "On The Road Again," Canned Heat (Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson)

27. "Second Skin," The Gits (Mia Zapata)

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