Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip, Arctic Monkeys Up for Songwriting Awards

The newly engaged Amy Winehouse has yet another reason to celebrate today: she's up for Britain's most prestigious songwriting award, the Ivor Novello. Her hit, "Rehab," has been nominated for Best Contemporary Song, alongside Hot Chip's "Over and Over" and Bodyrox's "Yeah Yeah". Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Scissor Sisters, Madonna, and Robbie Williams (for "Rudebox"!) also received mentions. Here are some of the nominees:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY & LYRICALLY

Elusive
Writer: Scott Matthews
Performed By: Scott Matthews
UK Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

Sophia
Writer: Nerina Pallot
Performed By: Nerina Pallot
UK Publisher: Chrysalis Music Ltd.

When The Sun Goes Down
Writer: Alex Turner
Performed By: Arctic Monkeys
UK Publisher: EMI Music Publishing

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

Over and Over
Writers: Joseph Goddard / Alexis Taylor / Felix Martin
Performed By: Hot Chip
UK Publisher: Warner Chappell Music

Rehab
Writer: Amy Winehouse
Performed By: Amy Winehouse
UK Publisher: EMI Music Publishing

Yeah Yeah
Writers: Nick Bridges / Jon Pearn / Nathan Thomas / Luciana Caporaso / Nick Clow
Performed By: Bodyrox Ft Luciana
UK Publisher: Notting Hill Music / Universal Music Publishing / EMI Music Publishing

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There's one person who won't be cheering on Amy Winehouse's recent engagement: Winehouse's ex calls her a "bitch" and has been left "skint, heartbroken, and homeless" after she dumped him. If he's the guy she's talking about in "Me and Mr. Jones," he deserves worse. What kind of f*ckery are you, indeed.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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