SONG OF THE YEAR: Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
COVER SONG OF THE YEAR: Bitches Ain't Shit - Ben Folds
DUET OF THE YEAR: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
BEST COVER ART: Awkward Annie - Kate Rusby
Oh, and why the title "Explicit Penguin"? Well, simply because the winners for song, album and cover song are all chock full of explicit lyrics. Naughty, naughty penguins!
The race for the Penguin Awards was particularly tight this year with album, song and cover song battling it out back and forth with a few really strong contenders in each category. Just for the record: the strongest sluggers for cover song were Ben Folds' "Bitches Ain't Shit" (and congratulations to Ben Folds for FINALLY winning a Penguin Award after so many years of almost winning), Deadsy's "Wicked Game" and Amy Winehouse's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" being the top 3. The two strongest contenders for album of the year were Back To Black by Amy Winehouse and Time On Earth by Crowded House; but the Amy Winepowerhouse won through. And the top 3 contenders for song of the year (and this was the toughest category) was extremely close between Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black", Rufus Wainwright's "Going To A Town" and Fountains of Wayne's "Someone To Love".