Main | Wednesday, November 04, 2009

80's Flashback

Yazz, Stand Up For Your Love Rights, 1988. This #2 UK pop smash from Yasmin Evans, which became something of an LGBT rights anthem, seems very appropriate for today. (Oh, the confused records store clerks of the 80's, when faced with Yazz, Yaz, Yazoo.) You may be more familiar with Evans' earlier hit from 1988, The Only Way Is Up, which was credited as Yazz & The Plastic Population and became the UK's number one selling single of the year. Evans hit the UK Top 30 and the American dance charts a total of seven times by 1993, but subsequent releases were not as successful and today she records and performs in a Christian rock band based out of Spain. Attendees of the 1993 March On Washington may fondly recall Stand Up For Your Love Rights, as it seemed to be heard everywhere that weekend.

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