Wanted (Yazz album)

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Wanted
Album cover of Wanted by Yazz.jpg
Studio album by Yazz
Released 14 November 1988 (UK)[1]
Genre Pop, dance
Label Big Life
Producer Coldcut, Mark Brydon, Robert Gordon, The Beatmasters, Youth
Yazz chronology
Wanted
(1988)
The Wanted Remixes
(1989)
Singles from Wanted
  1. "The Only Way Is Up"
    Released: 11 July 1988[1]
  2. "Stand Up for Your Love Rights"
    Released: 17 October 1988[1]
  3. "Fine Time"
    Released: 23 January 1989
  4. "Where Has All the Love Gone"
    Released: 17 April 1989

Wanted is the debut album by British pop singer Yazz, released in 1988. The album contains the single "The Only Way Is Up", which reached number one in six countries.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Wanted was certified double platinum in the UK in September 1989, for sales exceeding 600,000 copies.[1][8]

A 3-CD remastered deluxe edition, containing the original album plus B-sides, remixes and Yazz's 1990 non-album single, "Treat Me Good", was released on Cherry Red Records on 25 November 2016.[9]

Singles[edit]

"The Only Way Is Up" was the first single to be released from the album, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart.[2] Three further singles were released from the album; "Stand Up for Your Love Rights", "Fine Time" and "Where Has All The Love Gone".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Only Way Is Up"
  2. "Where Has All the Love Gone"
  3. "Got to Share"
  4. "Fine Time"
  5. "Stand Up for Your Love Rights"
  6. "Wanted On the Floor"
  7. "Something Special"
  8. "Systematic People"
  9. "Turn It Up"

Bonus tracks on CD[edit]

  1. "The Only Way Is Up" (12" Version)
  2. "Stand Up for Your Love Rights" (12" Version)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 43
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 35
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[5] 80
New Zealand (RMNZ)[6] 27
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 8
Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)[12] 19
UK Albums Chart[2] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "BPI Certified Awards > Search Results > Yazz". Imgur. Archived from the original on 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Yazz". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop > Yazz" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for Yazz (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "dutchcharts.nl > Yazz in Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "charts.org.nz > Yazz in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "swedishcharts.com > Yazz in Swedish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Top of the Pops Chart > January 8-14 1989". Record Mirror. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "New Releases > Wanted: 3CD Deluxe Digipak Edition – Yazz". Cherry Red Records. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "australian-charts.com > Yazz - Wanted (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Offiziel Deutsche Charts > Yazz - Wanted (album)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "hitparade.ch > Yazz - Wanted (album)" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 October 2015.