Only You

Today’s song is a ballad written by Depeche Mode’s Vince Clarke, but wasn’t released until his post-Depeche Mode days when he formed the band Yazoo with Alison Moyet. Only You then became their first single. Its association with Christmas came in 1983 when The Flying Pickets released an a cappella version which promptly became the Christmas No. 1 in the UK that year. Only You has since been covered in Spanish by Enrique Iglesias, and this year Kylie Minogue’s Christmas album features it as a duet with none other than James Corden.

I hope you enjoy today’s festive song. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project. For more Christmaciousness, see all of my December songs here.