Along with Depeche Mode's founding member Vince Clarke, Alison "Alf" Moyet added a soulful voice to the machine beats and melodies of early 80's synth pop. The result for Yazoo ( or Yaz in the US) was a hit album with 1982's Upstairs at Eric's ( featuring two solid dance numbers in "Situation" and "Don't Go" and my toddler daughter's fave ballad "Only You"). When Alf presented the February 1983 edition of Smash Hits magazine with her Top 10 list, she and Vince were recording the follow-up, You And Me Both. The list , notable for being mostly old school soul, comes courtesy of Brian at Like Punk Never Happened.
Yazoo "Nobody's Diary"
Sam Cooke "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons"
Family "Sweet Desiree"
Gladys Knight and the Pips "Don't Burn Down the Bridge"