Making Your Mind Up

Bucks Fizz

About Making Your Mind Up

"Making Your Mind Up" is a song by the British pop group Bucks Fizz. It was the winner of the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest and was composed by Andy Hill and John Danter. Released in March 1981, it was Bucks Fizz's debut single, the group having been formed just two months earlier. Following its win in the contest, the song reached No.1 in the UK and several other countries, eventually selling in excess of four million copies. It launched the career of the group, who went on to become one of the biggest selling acts of the 1980s and featured on their debut, self-titled album. From 2004 to 2007 the BBC used the name Making Your Mind Up for their Eurovision selection show in honour of the song. 


Year:
2007
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You gotta speed it up
And then you gotta slow it down
'Cause if you believe that our love can hit the top 
You gotta play around
But soon you will find that there comes a time
For making your mind up

You gotta turn it on
And then you gotta put it out
You gotta be sure that it's something 
Everybody's gonna talk about
Before you decide that the times arrived
For making your mind up

Don't let your indecision 
Take you from behind
Trust your inner vision
Don't let others change your mind

And then you really gotta burn it up 
And make another fly by night
Get a run for your money and take a chance 
And it'll turn out right
And when you can see how it's gotta be
You're making your mind up

And try to look as if you don't care less 
But if you want to see some more
Bending the rules of the game will let you find 
The one you're looking for
And then you can show that you think you know
You're making your mind up

Don't let your indecision
Take you from behind
Trust your inner vision
Don't let others change your mind

And now you really gotta speed it up (speed it up)
And then you gotta slow it down (slow it down)
'Cause if you believe that our love can hit the top 
You gotta play around
But soon you will find that there comes a time
For making your mind up

And now you really gotta speed it up (speed it up)
And then you gotta slow it down (slow it down)
'Cause if you believe that our love can hit the top 
You gotta play around
But soon you will find that there comes a time
For making your mind up

For making your mind up
For making your mind up
For making your mind up

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Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz is an English pop group who achieved success in the 1980s, most notably for winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Making Your Mind Up". The group was formed in January 1981 specifically for the contest and comprised four vocalists: Bobby G, Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston. They achieved instant attention with the dance routine which accompanied the song, involving a skirt-rip and for the gimmick that they were all blond. The group went on to have a successful career around the world (albeit ignored in the United States), while the UK remained their biggest market, where they had three No.1 singles and became one of the top-selling groups of the 1980s. Among their other best-known songs are "The Land of Make Believe" and "My… more »

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Written by: ANDY GERARD HILL, JOHN DANTER

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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10 facts about this song

Eurovision Victory
"Making Your Mind Up" is renowned for being the entry that won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom. The song and its performance captured attention all across Europe, securing Bucks Fizz's place in the music industry.
High Sales
The song was a commercial success. Following the Eurovision win, "Making Your Mind Up" soared to number one in the UK Singles Chart, earning itself a gold certification for sales. It sold over four million copies worldwide.
Chart-Topping Success
Not only was it a hit in the UK, but it also achieved chart success internationally. It charted at the number one spot in nine countries and reached the top 10 in many others. Despite not being released in the US, it charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
Enduring Popularity
The song's popularity has endured in the UK, repeatedly entering the charts in the years following its release. It was even named one of the top 500 most influential songs in British music history in a 2005 poll by Q Magazine and HMV.
Iconic Performance
"Making Your Mind Up" is not just famous for its catchy tune, but also for Bucks Fizz's memorable performance. The moment where the two male band members ripped off the skirts of the two female members to reveal shorter skirts underneath became one of the most iconic in Eurovision history.
Numerous Covers
The song has been covered by several artists over the years, emphasizing its influence and popularity. These include renditions by artists from various genres, such as Alvin Stardust, Black Lace, and even a Swedish punk band called Black Ingvars.
Song Writers
“Making Your Mind Up” was written by Andy Hill and John Danter. Andy Hill contributed to many top hits during the 80s and 90s and has worked with stars like Celine Dion.
Name of Autobiography
The song's title was later used as the title of band member Cheryl Baker's autobiography released in 1986.
Film Feature
The song was also featured in the film "I Could Never Be Your Woman" in 2007, which starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd.
Parodies and Reissues
Over years, the song has been repeatedly parodied, reissued, and performed in various television shows, evidencing its firm place in British pop culture.

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