Making your mind up . Released in March 1981, it making up the mind pdf Bucks Fizz’s debut single, the group having been formed just two months earlier.
Working with his then girlfriend, Nichola Martin, a former singer, they set about recording a demo of the song to enter. Martin had worked with before. Martin then set about gathering a line-up to enter the song with, based around her and Nolan. Danter composition, “Have You Ever Been in Love”, which would be performed by Martin and Hill under the name Gem. London with the group recording the song and its B-side. Backing vocals on the record were supplied by Alan Carvell, who also went on to be one of two backing singers in the Eurovision performance.
The lyrics of the song are largely meaningless, although it can be argued that they are about making the decision to commit to a serious relationship. Eurovision previews as they had done in previous years. In line with other previous preview videos, the group do not lipsynch any of the words. In a close contest throughout the voting procedure, “Making Your Mind Up” managed to secure a victory with 136 points, beating second-placed Germany by a small margin of four. The song is held in affectionate regard by many Eurovision fans, and is generally considered to be a classic example of a pop song from the Contest. Reaction was less favourable to 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 their appearance than vocal ability.
Baker and Jay Aston singing on the lead microphones which had a higher volume. Making Your Mind Up” went to No. 1 in the UK following the victory and remained there for three weeks, becoming one of the biggest selling songs of the year. It also saw the group in high demand throughout Europe, with the single hitting No. 1 in many countries and charting in the top ten in Australia. The record eventually sold four million copies worldwide.