Yazz

Genre pop, 80s, female vocalists, dance, british

Yazz (born Yasmin Evans in Shepherd's Bush, London on May 19, 1960) is a British pop singer who remains best known for her successful 1988 dance track, "The Only Way Is Up".

After a spell as a catwalk model, she scored a number of club hits after recording with group, Biz, in 1983. Her first commercial success came in early 1988, when she supplied the vocals on Coldcut's "Doctorin' the House". She soon launched a solo career on Big Life records, a label set up by her future husband Jazz Summers, releasing her debut single "The Only Way Is Up" in the summer of 1988. It went on to spend five weeks at the top of the chart, eventually becoming the biggest selling UK single of the year. Suddenly one of Britain's biggest pop acts, her follow up was another big hit, whilst her debut album went top ten.

She continued to have hits into 1989 but has since recorded only sporadically, releasing one single during 1990 and not releasing another until 1992. She returned to the charts in 1993, performing with Aswad on the top 40 hit "How Long". She continued to release singles well into the 1990s, including a cover version of The Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye". In 1997 she recorded the album Natural Life, which was only released in some parts of Europe and Asia.

Contents
1 Discography
1.1 Albums
1.2 Singles
2 Sources

Discography

Albums
Wanted (1988) UK #3, AUS #43
The Wanted Remixes (1989) UK #53
One On One (1994)
Natural Life (1997)
At Her Very Best (2001) UK #166

Singles
"Doctorin' the House" (with Coldcut) (1988) UK #6, Ger # 11
"The Only Way Is Up" (1988) UK #1, US #96, AUS #2, NZ #1, Ger # 3
"Stand Up For Your Love Rights" (1988) UK #2, AUS #22, NZ #8, Ger # 10
"Fine Time" (1989) UK #9, NZ #18, Ger # 32
"Where Has All The Love Gone" (1989) UK #16, Ger # 40
"Treat Me Good" (1990) UK #20, AUS #100, Ger # 55
"One True Woman" (1992) UK #60
"How Long" (with Aswad) (1993) UK #31, Ger # 52
"Have Mercy" (1994) UK #42, Ger # 86
"Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" (1994) UK #56
"Good Thing Going" (1996) UK #53
"Never Can Say Goodbye" (1997) UK #61
"Abandon Me" (1998) UK #79


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Yazz (born Yasmin Evans in Shepherd's Bush, London on May 19, 1960) is a British pop singer who remains best known for her successful 1988 dance track, "The Only Way Is Up".

After a spell as a catwalk model, she scored a number of club hits after recording with group, Biz, in 1983. Her first commercial success came in early 1988, when she supplied the vocals on Coldcut's "Doctorin' the House". She soon launched a solo career on Big Life records, a label set up by her future husband Jazz Summers, releasing her debut single "The Only Way Is Up" in the summer of 1988. It went on to spend five weeks at the top of the chart, eventually becoming the biggest selling UK single of the year. Suddenly one of Britain's biggest pop acts, her follow up was another big hit, whilst her debut album went top ten.

She continued to have hits into 1989 but has since recorded only sporadically, releasing one single during 1990 and not releasing another until 1992. She returned to the charts in 1993, performing with Aswad on the top 40 hit "How Long". She continued to release singles well into the 1990s, including a cover version of The Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye". In 1997 she recorded the album Natural Life, which was only released in some parts of Europe and Asia.

Contents
1 Discography
1.1 Albums
1.2 Singles
2 Sources

Discography

Albums
Wanted (1988) UK #3, AUS #43
The Wanted Remixes (1989) UK #53
One On One (1994)
Natural Life (1997)
At Her Very Best (2001) UK #166

Singles
"Doctorin' the House" (with Coldcut) (1988) UK #6, Ger # 11
"The Only Way Is Up" (1988) UK #1, US #96, AUS #2, NZ #1, Ger # 3
"Stand Up For Your Love Rights" (1988) UK #2, AUS #22, NZ #8, Ger # 10
"Fine Time" (1989) UK #9, NZ #18, Ger # 32
"Where Has All The Love Gone" (1989) UK #16, Ger # 40
"Treat Me Good" (1990) UK #20, AUS #100, Ger # 55
"One True Woman" (1992) UK #60
"How Long" (with Aswad) (1993) UK #31, Ger # 52
"Have Mercy" (1994) UK #42, Ger # 86
"Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" (1994) UK #56
"Good Thing Going" (1996) UK #53
"Never Can Say Goodbye" (1997) UK #61
"Abandon Me" (1998) UK #79


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Top Tracks

The Only Way Is Up 1

The Only Way Is Up

Stand Up For Your Love Rights 2

Stand Up For Your Love Rights

Fine Time 3

Fine Time

DON'T GO 4

DON'T GO

Have Mercy (7' Edit) 5

Have Mercy (7' Edit)

Have Mercy (Underground Soulution Mix) 6

Have Mercy (Underground Soulution Mix)

Have Mercy (Street Mix) 7

Have Mercy (Street Mix)

Have Mercy (Street Dub) 8

Have Mercy (Street Dub)

Stand Up For Your Love Rights (She's Crazy Remix) 9

Stand Up For Your Love Rights (She's Crazy Remix)

Have Mercy (Roger's Soul Sensation Mix) 10

Have Mercy (Roger's Soul Sensation Mix)

Top Albums

Wanted
Wanted
tracks
Have Mercy Single
Have Mercy Single
tracks
Totally 80's For Kids
Totally 80's For Kids
tracks