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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. Upon its UK release, the single became an instant success, hitting number two on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, the song was released as their second single in November 1982 and charted at number sixty-seven on Billboard Hot 100. "Only You" also made the US Adult Contemporary chart at number thirty-eight.
A remix of "Only You" made the UK Top 40 again in 1999, while reaching number sixteen 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 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. Moyet's vocals, they say, is a "perfectly understated vocal performance, soulful yet dignified in the manner of '70s soul star Ann Peebles, of Clarke's gentle and romantic lyrics."
(*) CD released on 30 September 1996
|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, and 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 charted in Canada as well, though it saw no chart action in the United States. The song is also used at the end of Wong Kar-wai's film, Fallen Angels, which was released in 1995.
"Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
|UK number-one single
10 December 1983
(for five weeks)
"Pipes of Peace" by Paul McCartney
|"Sólo En Ti"|
|Single by Enrique Iglesias|
|from the album Vivir|
|Released||17 May 1997|
|Format||CD promo single|
(New York City),
|Producer(s)||Rafael Pérez Botija|
|Enrique Iglesias singles chronology|
Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias recorded a Spanish version of the song, which was featured on his second studio album Vivir. The track was released as the second single from that album and became very successful, debuting at number 1 in the United States Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart (his second in a row, and the first artist to do so) on 3 May 1997, and spent ten non-consecutive weeks at the top. Iglesias also recorded the song in English, which is included in the album Bailamos Greatest Hits.
|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|
|Single by Kylie Minogue featuring 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 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)||104|
|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||March 30, 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 April 18, 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...