Only You - Yazoo

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131   11 months ago
"Only You" is a song written by English musician Vince Clarke. He wrote it while with Depeche Mode, but recorded it in 1982 after forming the duo Yazoo with Alison Moyet. It was released as Yazoo's first single on 15 March 1982 in the United Kingdom, and became an instant success on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 2. It would also reach the Top 10 in neighbouring Ireland as well as Australia. In the US, "Only You" was released as the band's second single in November 1982 and charted at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also made the US Adult Contemporary chart (number 38).

A remix of "Only You" made the UK Top 40 again in 1999, while reaching number 16 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The music video for the new version was created using the Houdini 3D animation software package.

In September 2015, Moyet performed Only You as part of a four-song set at the Burberry Woman's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Fashion Show in London. The performance was later released as "Alison Moyet – Live for Burberry EP". Audience members included Anna Wintour, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paloma Faith and Kate Moss. The Performance featured a live orchestra as accompaniment.

An orchestral remix of "Only You" was created for the Boots 2017 Christmas advert on British TV. Yazoo released the track on their YouTube channel on 17 November 2017, promising that it would be released as a single-track download the following week. The remix features Alison Moyet's original vocal with a brand new orchestral backing track.

The Flying Pickets recorded an a capella cover of “Only You” in 1983 which became Christmas number one in the UK.
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