At a spirited bachelorette party last Friday, 28-year-old Becca Hastings belted away at her favorite karaoke song, “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse, a song about the late artist’s alcoholic rock bottom before a tragic, early death due to her addiction.
Sources say the rendition was an “interesting interpretation,” given the fact that Becca was five tequila shots in and cheered at every “no, no, no”.
“I love this song, it’s such a bop!” exclaims Becca, “It’s my go-to at any karaoke. It’s so fun to belt out, like, always such a good time.”
Despite “Rehab” infamously being about Winehouse’s refusal to go to rehab to treat her alcoholism and a foreboding portend to the singer’s untimely death, Becca was reported singing “Rehab” a rousing three times throughout the night, belting each encore with such increasing enthusiasm that other karaoke goers wondered if she ever really paid attention to the lyrics.
“She kept saying how much ‘Rehab’ slapped to the point where I asked her if she knew about Amy Winehouse,” said close friend Casey, “I mean it’s a fun song to sing, but it’s not a fun song.”
Witnesses report that Becca first learned about the song from Glee, and just associated the heartbreaking number with colorful costumes and coordinated dancing.
“I don’t know much about the song, I just like singing ‘no, no, no’ and ‘go, go, go’ over and over again,” says Becca, “It’s so upbeat! It’s always guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and clapping along!”
After Becca requested the song for a fourth time, close friends finally told her the truth. When finding out “Rehab” wasn’t just “a jazzy musical number,” Becca was shocked.
“Who knew that ‘no, no, no’ would be so deep? I thought it was just about a girl who likes partying a lot!” says Becca, “In hindsight, I probably should have read more into the part that goes ‘I think you’re just depressed,’ I guess.”
While “Rehab” remains Becca’s go-to karaoke pick, she agreed having multiple drunken encores of the song may not be the move.
“I guess I can always branch out with ‘Chandelier!’ That’s a pure party song!”