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Singles

Only You

  • Date: March 15, 1982

  • Catalogue number: Mute 20

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01. Intro

The first Yazoo track, Only You, was recorded as a demo on November 25th 1981 and released as a single on Mute Records in march next year. On the UK charts, the song was a slow climber, starting at number 72 (April 11th) and peaking at number 2 almost a month later (May 16th). The song was ranked at number 7 among the top ten "Tracks of the Year" for 1982 by NME and numerous cover versions have been made – most famous is the acapella version by Flying Pickets.

The b-side is Situation, one of Yazoos most well known tracks.

03. The Cover

The cover with the iconic american footballer was made by Rocking Rick Lego, which I believe to have read is actually Vinces brother Rodney Martin (please correct me if I'm wrong). The fottballer has since been used on numerous merchandise, including mugs, badges and t-shirts.

04. The Tracks

The single is backed by Situation, one of the most popular and most remixed Yazoo tracks ever.

Only You is identical on all formats, but the 12" release and the CD-single from 1996 includes an extended version of Situation.

01. Only You

Looking from a window above, it's like a story of love
Can you hear me
Came back only yesterday
I'm moving further away
Want you near me
All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you
Sometimes when I think of her name
When it's only a game
And I need you
Listen to the words that you say
It's getting harder to stay
When I see you
All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you
All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you
This is going to take a long time
And I wonder what's mine
Can't take no more
Wonder if you'll understand
It's just the touch of your hand
Behind a closed door

02. Situation

Blue eyed dressed for every situation
Moving through the doorway of a nation
Pick me up and shake the doubt
Baby I can't do without

Move out, don't mess around
Move out, you bring me down
Move out, how you get about
Don't make a sound just move out

I remember only for an hour
Move right through me can you feel the power
I don't know what's going on
It scares me but it won't be long

Move out, don't mess around
Move out, you bring me down
Move out, how you get about
Don't make a sound just move out

Now he's in control he is my lover
Nations stand against him he's your brother
Been a long time, been a long time now
I'll get to you somehow

Move out, don't mess around
Move out, you bring me down
Move out, how you get about
Don't make a sound just move out

Move out, don't mess around
Move out, you bring me down
Move out, how you get about
Don't make a sound just move out

03. Situation (Extended Version) *

Not available on 7". B-side of 12" version and third track on CD-Single.

05. The People

Written by – Vince Clarke (track 1), Vince Clarke/Alison Moyet (track 2, 3)
Produced by – Vince Clarke, Eric C. Radcliffe and Daniel Miller
Artwork by – Rocking Rick Lego
Artwork updated for CD by – Mr P.A. Taylor