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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up

'Making Your Mind Up' was the United Kingdom's entry to the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, having won the National finals that year with ease.

The song went on to win the Contest itself and began a successful pop career for Bucks Fizz, who became one of the UK's biggest selling artists of the 1980s.

The single was number 1 in the UK singles chart for three weeks in April 1981 and performed well throughout Europe, selling four million copies in total. It was written by Andy Hill and John Danter and also produced by Hill. The song title has also given the name to the UK selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest.

'Making Your Mind Up' is held in affectionate regard by many Eurovision fans, and is generally considered to be a good example of a pop song from the Contest as it has a strong beat and catchy lyrics. Receiving of less favourable response however was the group's performance of the song, which was considered to be off-key, and led to much criticism that the members were chosen more for appearance than vocal ability. In addition, the performance is remembered for the point at which the two male members of the group removed the skirts of the two female members – only to reveal shorter skirts beneath them.

The single began a run of 20 UK hits for the group. Despite the success of the song, some fans of the group don't consider it to be a good reperesentation of their work, while Cheryl Baker doesn't rate it as one of their best songs.

However I still love the song as it was the song that introduced me to the band as I watched them on Eurovision.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Don't Stop - B-Side


Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up - Song For Europe Performance

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