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Published:August 22nd, 2011 10:42 EST

Amy Winehouse More Influential And Beloved Than Any UK Politician Or Preacher

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The death of Amy Winehouse has been the most searched for subject on Google this summer.

Last month`s sudden passing of the 27-year-old singer saw hundreds of thousands of Britons swamp the Google search engine to find out the latest news."



A lot of momentous events unfolded in Britain this summer: The riots, the Rupert Murdoch scandal, and the economic upheaval, but the most searched subject on Google was "death of Amy Winehouse."

This revelation doesn`t necessarily speak to the shallowness of the British, it demonstrates how much power and influence celebs wield over the public.

In America celeb twits like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian help us forget that our nation`s economy is in tatters, and in England the shenanigans of Winehouse helped the Brits forget that their food is lousy, and that their country is in moral decline.

Unlike the aforementioned American celebs Winehouse was a creative genius who left behind a brief but impressive body of work that will stand the test of time. Folks in the UK were fascinated by the pop diva`s drunken antics, but they were also blown away by her music.

When the pop icon died, it was her great songs that we remembered, and not her drug-fueled follies. England has long been a post-Christian nation, pop culture not religion is the glue that holds the great nation together. England can endure its myriad problems as long as there as celebs like Adele, Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen to bind the country together.

Amy Winehouse did more than any politician or religious leader to brighten the mood of the English people. I find it perfectly reasonable that "Amy Winehouse dead" was the most searched subject on Google this summer.

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