Don't Go (Yazoo song)

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"Don't Go"
Single by Yazoo
from the album Upstairs at Eric's
B-side "Winter Kills"
Released 1982
Format
Genre Synthpop[1]
Length 3:08
Label
Writer(s) Vince Clarke
Producer(s)
Certification Silver (BPI)
Yazoo singles chronology
"Only You"
(1982)
"Don't Go"
(1982)
"Situation"
(1982)

"Don't Go" is a song by British synthpop band Yazoo. It was released in 1982 as the second single from their debut album, Upstairs at Eric's. Released in the UK in July 1982, the song peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Yazoo's second top 5 hit. In the US, where the band was known as Yaz, the song was their second big hit on the American dance chart, where it spent two weeks at number one in October 1982. Their first American dance chart hit was "Situation", which had also gone to number one on this chart earlier the same year. The music video for the song features band members Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke in a sort of haunted mansion. The song is featured in the 1989 film Tango & Cash, in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the radio station Wave 103, and appears in Dance Dance Revolution II. The song re-entered the UK Dance Chart on 13 December 2009 at number 30, peaking at number 15 on 2 January 2010.

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK 7" single (Mute 7 YAZ 001)
  1. "Don't Go" – 2:53
  2. "Winter Kills" – 4:02
US 12" single (Sire 29886-0)
  1. "Don't Go (Re-mix)" – 4:08
  2. "Don't Go (Re-re-mix)" – 4:20
  3. "Winter Kills (album version)" – 4:03
  • "Winter Kills," the B-side to this single, is explicitly listed as "Not re-mixed" and "Not extended" on the album sleeve
  • The US 12" single mis-prints the track lengths on the record, listing the "Re-mix" as 5:08 and the "Re-re-mix" as 3:20

Chart performance[edit]

Other versions[edit]

The following artists produced a cover or sampled the song:

Starting Rock featuring Diva Avari version[edit]

"Don't Go"
Single by Starting Rock featuring Diva Avari
Released 2006
Format CD single
Length 3:27
Label 541
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Hédi Banon
  • Stéphane Tedesco
Starting Rock featuring Diva Avari singles chronology
"Don't Go"
(2006)
"Movin' On"
(2007)

The song was covered and remixed by French project Starting Rock featuring Diva Avari. It was released in December 2006 as a single and had modest success in Europe. It reached the top 10 in Finland.

Music video[edit]

The music video depicts a male at a club dancing with women. He meets Diva Avari, who has her eyes set on him and he cannot escape her throughout their time at the club.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[36] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[37] 10
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[38] 3
France (SNEP)[39] 24
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[40] 34
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[41] 42

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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