Nobody’s Diary Yazoo
Song Title: Nobody’s Diary
Date of release: 9th of May 1983
Description: ” Nobody’s Diary ” is by Yazoo, who were a British synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex, England. The duo consisted of Vince Clarke ( Vincent John Martin ) on keyboards and Alison Moyet ( Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet ) on vocals.
They were known as Yaz In North America for legal reasons concerning Yazoo Records, an American record label founded in the late 1960s by Nick Perls
Vince has been the main composer and musician for the band Erasure since the mid 80s. Prior to Erasure he was the main songwriter for Depeche Mode, Yazoo and The Assembly.
Alison is an English singer, songwriter and performer. After Yazoo split in May 1983, she went on to have a successful solo career with certified Album sales of 23 Million and sales of singles of over a Million.
Although the time Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet spent with Yazoo was reletively short, the duo is said to have influenced the emerging house music scene during the mid to late 80s. La Roux, Shiny Toy Guns and Blaqk Audio have said that Yazoo’s music influenced their own musical styles.
” Nobody’s Diary ” was written by Alison Moyet with production for the single by Eric Radcliffe and the band members. Eric is a producer and recording engineer who during the 80s worked with many new wave and synthpop bands. Along with his work with Yazoo, he also worked with Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode and The Assembly.
The song was released on the 9th of May 1983 by record labels Mute in the United Kingdom and Sire in the United States, the song was taken as the first and only single from the duo’s second and last Album, You and Me Both.
The Album was released on Mute Records in July 1983. The title was an ironic reference to the fact that Vince and Alison had become alienated, most of the Album was recorded separately. They announced that Yazoo would be splitting a few weeks before the release of the Album. You and Me Both reached Number One in the UK and number 69 in the United States.
” Nobody’s Diary ” was a commercial success for Yazoo. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 21st of May 1983 and reached a peak of Number 3. The song spent 5 weeks in the top ten and a total of 12 weeks on the UK chart. The song also charted in Australia, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 3
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (Kent Music Report) 17, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 20, Germany (Official German Charts) 18, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 14, Spain (AFYVE) 10, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 9
Official Website: Yazooinfo.com
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Yazoo