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Yazoo — Don't Go
Album: Upstairs at Eric's
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Released: 1982
Length: 2:54
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Came in from the city
Walked into the door
I turned around when I heard
The sound of footsteps on the floor
Love just like addiction
Now I'm hooked on you
I need some time to get it right
Your love's gonna see me through

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Oh, baby, make your mind up
Give me what you got
Fix me with your lovin'
Shut the door and turn the lock
Hey, go get the doctor
Doctor came too late
Another night, I feel all right
My love for you can't wait

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Came in from the city
Walked into the door
I turned around when I heard
The sound of footsteps on the floor
Said he was a killer
Now I know it's true
I'm dead when you walk out the door
Hey, babe, I'm hooked on you

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Don't go
Don't go
Don't go
Don't go
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I'm back at the Travel Agency bar at Ohio State.  With an ill-begotten Long Island Iced tea in my hand.  
 adib wrote:
I had come to think of RP as a sanctuary from pop-crap.  
This isn't terrible pop-crap, but it's pop-crap nonetheless...
4 = acceptable, and skipped - thanks, but no thanks.
 
Personally, I think this is singularly great pop crap.  So glad that RP likes to play occasional booty shaking song.  Dance on!!!
I love Alison Moyet!
I had come to think of RP as a sanctuary from pop-crap.  
This isn't terrible pop-crap, but it's pop-crap nonetheless...
4 = acceptable, and skipped - thanks, but no thanks.
Yazoo??
Largely forgotten now but very, very high impact album at the time
Rita's Underground Club, Cape Town, 1983. Tequila Sunrises, poppers, sweaty dancefloor, police raids and much much more. I was a rather macho South African boy and I wore mascara and winklepickers. I met my first wife in the video room. Unforgettable.
Brilliant. And what's this after? Thievery Corporation smoothing out all the edges of The Supreme Illusion.

Tonight I'm paying the bills. Then my tithe. <3  I can listen to you at home AND work!
 midigitguy wrote:
Some bad things happened in the 80s///
 
Agreed, but this track isn't one of them.
I love this singer! Her solo stuff even more.
lol

Tango and Cash

They're real and they're spectacular
 midigitguy wrote:
Some bad things happened in the 80s///

 
and are repeated into the next century....
Are you kidding!  Instant 9...
 jsjacob wrote:
The current audio is mislabeled. The audio is "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics.
 

 
Yeppers.
The current audio is mislabeled. The audio is "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics.
 
Like many have also said, this brings me back! {#High-five} Bought this album in about 1984 (vinyl, of course), same cover as shown here - band name printed as Yaz (not Yazoo). I loved the whole album then, and still enjoy it now. Sure, the synth and drum track sound dated... but unless you had a REALLY BAD time in the 80s, it's a good, nostalgic kind of dated! {#Bananasplit}
What a Time Machine this one is, eh?
I was instantly transported back to the makeshift disco at the Victoria Hall, in Oundle, Northamptonshire, during the autumn of 1982.
I didn't want to come back.
And the band's name is indeed "Yazoo", you ridiculous bloody yanks. 
Some bad things happened in the 80s///
Vince Clarke is the Mozart of Synth Pop. Nobody did more with an Arpeggiator and synth melodies than Vince. This album was friggin brilliant.
Thank god the 80's are over. Always hated those shoulder pads.
Wow!  This one took me way back today!
did I mention I saw Yazoo live back in 1982?
 kalpol wrote:

no surprise, both bands are Vince Clarke with a throaty singer.

 
Apparently, Vince Clarke wrote this as a parting gift for Depeche Mode, when he left the band. They turned him down, so Yaz made a killing on it.
 Imkirok wrote:
Reminds me of Erasure.

 
I always thought this was Burl Ives.
 Imkirok wrote:
Reminds me of Erasure.

 
no surprise, both bands are Vince Clarke with a throaty singer.
 Jelani wrote:
Memories!!!!!!

 
Ah yes...


Memories!!!!!!
Oh man, memories of working the light and sound boards in high school productions.
Not sure why this song always seemed to be playing...? 
Yaz is great and I wore out this record when I first got it.  RECOGNIZE!
Reminds me of Erasure.
 westslope wrote:

I cannot for the life of me imagine being young enough or doing enough C or E to dig this.

My bad.



 
I wouldn't kick yourself too hard. This song wore its welcome out fairly quickly. 
stunix wrote:

erm, Vince and Alison were called Yazz in the US and sold more records there than here, so technically they are arguably Yazz.   However Yazz from the plastic poulation wasnt a one hit wonder, 4 top 10 hits in the UK and seven albums.


My CDs say "Yaz" on them. Upstairs at Eric's, for example comes as either Yaz or Yazoo 



"Upstairs at Eric's" now that takes me back a bit. It wasn't another life, but is sure feels like one today. 
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Final comment - it's NOT Yaz, it's Yazoo.  Yaz was a female solo vocalist one-hit wonder a few years later.

 
erm, Vince and Alison were called Yazz in the US and sold more records there than here, so technically they are arguably Yazz.   However Yazz from the plastic poulation wasnt a one hit wonder, 4 top 10 hits in the UK and seven albums.
In fact, this is YAZOO - see the explanation in Wikipedia...
Final comment - it's NOT Yaz, it's Yazoo.  Yaz was a female solo vocalist one-hit wonder a few years later.
 fotd wrote:
i guess the problem for me is the disco keyboard and drum machine.  Don't care for it at all.  

That said, I cut RP a lot of slack.  I come to this site because of the variety.  My tastes run strongly to americana, jazz, obscure 60s tunes, and jam band stuff but RP has opened me more to other styles.

 
Well with tastes like that I am glad you cut other people a fair amount of slack!
:-)
Move Out....
 
AhhahhAAA I'm back to 80's {#Mrgreen}
 aelfheld wrote:
Having survived the 70's, I have no desire to revisit its worst aspects.

 
I agree entirely - thank God for the electronic music of the 1980s like Depeche Mode, Yazoo, OMD etc. :-)
In it's time a great track, great album, from one of the most industrious and influential early synthesixer and sampler wizards - Vince Clarke.
Saw them back in 2006 or 2007, don't remember exactly, in Los Angeles.  Interesting show and people at the show and I leave it at that.  
i guess the problem for me is the disco keyboard and drum machine.  Don't care for it at all.  

That said, I cut RP a lot of slack.  I come to this site because of the variety.  My tastes run strongly to americana, jazz, obscure 60s tunes, and jam band stuff but RP has opened me more to other styles.
Music has (at least) two functions.  Enjoyment, and showing how cool you are.  Listening to Radio Paradise provides both benefits most of the time, but not on this song.

So would I blast this song out of my car? No.  Do I enjoy it.  Yes, yes I do.  I'll just keep my windows rolled up.


 
I LOOOOOOVE me some Alison! 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
Love Yaz! This entire album is a classic. Thanks RP!
I miss disco and blow.
Wow, I simply can not believe the negative comments on this tune. I saw the video on MTV probably the day they first played it and it just took to me instantly.


Allison was a big girl and she sang this with her whole voice. I thought it was totally awesome and still do. I ended up spending my hard earned money to buy the album.


I still have it in my collection.     


I looked Allison up on the internet and she is a mere shadow of what she once was size wise but still sings with her whole voice.  
Aw, come on people...even if you hate the music, it's Alison Moyet for god's sake...she's amazing.
Up the Yazoo, indeed.

Having survived the 70's, I have no desire to revisit its worst aspects.
Simply bad on mine ears.
Thanks Radio Paradise!
Clarke left Depeche Mode to create this?

I wonder if he ever kicks himself....
Great 80's dance vibe!  Got the chair dancing banana going on!  {#Dancingbanana}
I think they had to call themselves Yaz in the USA (as opposed to Yazoo) because of the Blues label called Yazoo Records CORRECTION: According to Wikipedia, it's because the name was already in use by a small American rock band. It seems that they called themselves Yazoo because of Yazoo Records.


 

Wow!  "Upstairs at Eric's" (1982) of Band "Yazoo"....very well...much danced at this time!

i have not had the news but i find that this band finished

** 5 **

 



I cannot for the life of me imagine being young enough or doing enough C or E to dig this.

My bad.


OOOOHHHHHNOOOOOOOO There's just not enough spandex to cover this song up...Please go...{#Cry}

Who kidnapped Bill?  . . .and who has taken over picking out the music?   yuck!


Yaz, an oral hormonal contraceptive that may also be used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Its key ingredient is drospirenone.



garbo sucko {#Puke}
i never thought i'd be the first to comment, but hey someone had to...

my younger dancin' days relieved...loved allison's voice
Shocked! that this hasn't been played before now, it seems like I hear it a lot, probably just in my head. Good album, didn't miss it.


edit: Ha, Rachel. Okay I missed it a little.
all right.  I do dig this song.  really.  puts me in a zone.  I miss it.
Pretty solid pair of 80s tunes —- Lined Up and then this.

Back to the Diamond Club ... 1985 or so ...