80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Music/AlisonMoyet. Released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You And Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").

!Tropes related to Yazoo:
* ArmiesAreEvil: "Unmarked".
* BreakupBreakout: Both of them. Vince went on to form the successful Music/{{Erasure}} with Andy Bell, and Alison's solo records have all charted in the UK Top 30.
* BrokenRecord: The second half of "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" is just repetitions of the title and the phrase "All night".
* TheEighties
* RhymingWithItself: "Unmarked" rhymes "on our side" with "the other side".
* TheSeventies: the subject of a massive TakeThat in "Goodbye 70s".
* ShortLivedBigImpact
* SpokenWordInMusic: "I Before E Except After C"
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Vince sings "Happy People", his only lead vocal in any of the bands he's been in.
* SynthPop: One of the key "fire and ice" duos (cold synths with passionate vocals) of the second wave of SynthPop.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: "Bad Connection" - the narrator can't get in touch with her lover because the phone lines are down. What really puts it in a bygone age is the suggestion that she "ought to write a letter instead".
* ThrowItIn: "In My Room" has some random StudioChatter at the end.
* VocalDissonance: Alison's voice is so deep, it's not uncommon for people hearing Yazoo to assume the singer is male.
* WordSaladLyrics: "Situation"