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Making Your Mind Up was the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 in Dublin performed by Bucks Fizz. It is a very up-tempo, high-energy song that included lots of choreography in the performance topped off with Mike Nolan and Bobby G ripping the skirts off of Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston.

The song was performed fourteenth on the night following Norway and preceding Portugal. At the close of voting, the song won with 136 points - holding off the very strong German entry by a very slim margin.

"Making Your Mind Up" went on to huge success, topping the charts in 8 countries and reaching the top 10 in 7 others. Bucks Fizz capitalized on their win and subsequent singles went on to be just as successful.

It was named the best British entry in 2013 by listeners of BBC's Radio 2.

Lyrics

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 time's 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 now 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
But 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 wanna 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
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

And now you really 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
For making your mind up
For making your mind up
For making your mind up

Videos

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up02:42

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up

Eurovision 1981 - Bucks Fizz - Making your mind up04:01

Eurovision 1981 - Bucks Fizz - Making your mind up

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