''There was one thing that Amy was really adamant over: she definitely didn’t want to put any strings on the record. Then I was like, 'What if we do it and then you don’t like it and I’ll pay for it so you don’t even lose any money'. And so I kind of did… I didn’t really do ‘em behind her back, I just thought, 'Let’s just add strings… behind her back, because maybe she’ll like it'. If there was ever one she was gonna hear and the alarm bells were gonna go off, it was probably ''Love Is a Losing Game''. She was listening to the mix with strings for the first time. She was kinda like down with her head on the desk the whole song, so I couldn’t even really read her reaction. And then she just turned around and she was like, “I love it.'' - Mark Ronson
"This is my favourite song from the album. I always get a little teary when I play it. I'm not frightened of appearing vulnerable. I write songs about stuff that I can't really get past emotionally-and then I feel better." - Amy Winehouse
''This is the best female vocalist I’ve heard in my entire career, and one of the best writers. ''Love Is a Losing Game'' is one of the songs I couldn't live without.'' - George Michael
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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