The Only Way Is Up

Album: Wanted (1988)
Charted: 1 96

Songfacts®:

  • This was a dance cover of American Soul singer Otis Clay's recording from his 1982 album also titled "The Only Way Is Up." It spent 5 weeks at #1 and was the best selling single in the UK in 1988. In the US it reached #96.
  • Yazz explained at the time, "There is a really heavy sentiment to that song. It's about being down-and-out and on the dole but not worrying about it; keep on doing what you want to do because you can get through in the end. It's exactly what I've done to get here now". (quote from 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh.)

Comments: 1

  • Frank from Best (near Eindhoven & Psv), NetherlandsGreat Dance Music! Right Record @ The Right Time: 1988
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