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1[[quoteright:350:]] '''Yazoo''' ([[MarketBasedTitle known in America]] as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former Music/DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Alison Moyet. They 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". * BrokenRecord: The second half of "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" is just repetitions of the title and the phrase "All night".* MarketBasedTitle: The band was known as Yaz in the U.S. due to a lawsuit from a band with a similar name.* RhymingWithItself: "Unmarked" rhymes "on our side" with "the other side".* TheSeventies: the subject of a massive TakeThat in "Goodbye 70s".%%* 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.* VocalDissonance: Alison's voice is so deep, it's not uncommon for people hearing Yazoo to assume the singer is male. %%* WordSaladLyrics: "Situation"----


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