by Mark Nobes, chief editor

The video clip features Yazoo performing on Top Of The Pops (UK), after being introduced by Radio One DJ Gary Davies as a new entry at #20. It's a very clear clip, although I'm afraid the audio is out of sync. 

As with another favourite electronica band of mine, Kraftwerk, I like the minimalist approach to the song which almost always works well with synthpop tunes. Keeping your arrangements uncluttered makes a track so much easier on the ear, and also makes the song easier to record in the studio - less is more! A good many of today's pop artists have tried to emulate the early 80s electronica sound, but the original tunes are still the only ones that really work for me.

Yazoo - Yaz - Nobody's Diary Limited Edition 12

Nobody's Diary was the only track to be released as a single from the synthpop band's second album You And Me Both. The song was Yazoo's fourth British single release overall and reached #3, and it also reached #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play charts. 

Written by Alison Moyet, the B-side on the standard 7" and 12" was State Farm. However, a special limited edition 12 inch featured a re-recorded remix of Situation, which was originally the B-side to Only You, although it had already been released as an A-side in the U.S., but only reaching #73 in the Billboard Hot 100.

Alison Moyet Smash Hits Panini Sticker No. 132

Panini Smash Hits sticker No.132 ft. Alison Moyet