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|Single by Yazoo|
|from the album Upstairs at Eric's|
|Released||15 March 1982 (UK)
November 1982 (USA)
23 August 1999 (remix)
|Format||7", 12" (1982)
12", CD (1999)
|Label||Mute – MUTE 20|
|Producer(s)||Eric Radcliffe, Daniel Miller and Yazoo (1982)
Eric Radcliffe and Yazoo (1999)
|Yazoo singles chronology|
"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.
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 with a promise 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.
An 18-second sample of "Only You" demonstrating the synth layering of the music and soulful style of Alison Moyet's singing.
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Clarke's melody in the song "has a sweetly yearning quality, elegantly arranged by Clarke and producer E.C. Radcliffe in a fashion that links several different monophonic synths together to give the tune more depth and melodic substance" according to Allmusic.
(*) CD released on 30 September 1996
|Australian Singles Chart||6|
|Belgian Singles Chart (Ultratip Flanders)||39|
|German Singles Chart||72|
|Irish Singles Chart||5|
|Italian Singles Chart||32|
|UK Singles Chart||2|
|US Billboard Hot 100||67|
|US Adult Contemporary Chart||38|
|Single by The Flying Pickets|
|from the album Lost Boys|
|Producer(s)||The Flying Pickets, John Sherry Sonet|
|The Flying Pickets singles chronology|
An a cappella version by The Flying Pickets was even more successful than the 1982 original on the UK Singles Chart, being released towards the end of the following year and becoming the Christmas number one in 1983. It spent five weeks at the top. This made "Only You" the first a cappella chart-topper in the UK. The song was also the 1983 Christmas number one in neighbouring Ireland. It was released on overseas markets the following year.
The Flying Pickets version went on to become a number one hit on the German Singles Chart in 1984, and also charted in Canada, though it did not chart in the United States. The song is also used at the end of Wong Kar-wai's film, Fallen Angels, released in 1995.
|Austrian Singles Chart||3|
|Belgian Singles Chart (Ultratop Flanders)||3|
|Canadian Singles Chart||17|
|Dutch Singles Chart||5|
|German Singles Chart||1|
|Irish Singles Chart||1|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||9|
|Swedish Singles Chart||3|
|Swiss Singles Chart||2|
|UK Singles Chart||1|
"Love of the Common People" by Paul Young
|Irish Singles Chart number-one single
17 December 1983 - 21 January 1984 (five weeks)
"Pipes of Peace" by Paul McCartney
"Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
|UK number-one single
10 December 1983 - 14 January 1984 (five weeks)
"Pipes of Peace" by Paul McCartney
"Jenseits von Eden" by Nino de Angelo
|Media Control Top100 Singles
16–23 February 1984 (1 week)
"Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
|"Sólo En Tí"|
|Single by Enrique Iglesias|
|from the album Vivir|
|Released||3 May 1997|
|Format||CD promo single|
New River Studios
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Ocean Way Recording & Westlake Audio
|Enrique Iglesias singles chronology|
Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias recorded a Spanish version of the song, which was featured on his second studio album Vivir, released on 10 March 1997. The track was released as the second single from the album and debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart on 3 May 1997 (his second in a row, and the first artist to do so), and spent ten non-consecutive weeks at the top. Iglesias also recorded the song in English, which is included on the album Bailamos Greatest Hits (1999).
|US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay||1|
|US Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay||4|
|US Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay||6|
|Song by Joshua Radin|
|from the album We Were Here|
|Released||13 June 2006|
A cover version of "Only You" was included as bonus track on Joshua Radin's 2006 album We Were Here, with an additional digital bonus Imogen Heap mix. The song has appeared on the soundtrack of the 2007 film Ten Inch Hero, and is included on the soundtrack album of Henry Poole Is Here (2008).
|Single by Kylie Minogue with James Corden|
|from the album Kylie Christmas|
|Released||9 November 2015|
|Kylie Minogue singles chronology|
|James Corden singles chronology|
"Only You" is the lead single from Kylie Minogue's 2015 album, Kylie Christmas. Minogue and James Corden (who have been friends since 2009) reportedly saw the duet as a novelty inclusion for the album. However, it was elevated to single status.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||22|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||40|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||74|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||155|
|UK Download (Official Charts Company)||59|
|Worldwide||9 November 2015||Digital download||Parlophone|||
|Song by Selena Gomez|
|from the album 13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)|
|Released||30 March 2017|
A cover version performed by Selena Gomez was included on the soundtrack for 13 Reasons Why (2017), a series adaptation of the eponymous book. Its official lyric video was uploaded to Gomez's Vevo account on 18 April 2017.
|US Twitter Top Tracks (Billboard)||11|
The Flying Pickets' version of the electronic pop ballad was also a huge hit in Germany and Canada...