Let’s be honest, Bucks Fizz are our guilty pleasure. With bangers such as ‘Making Your Mind Up,’ ‘Land of Make Believe’ and ‘When We Were Young’ the band shot to fame in the ‘80s after they won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest (I mean, that sells it for us).
Now, 30 years after their last album, Bucks Fizz – now named The Fizz after a legal dispute with former band member, Bobby Gee – have released a brand new single, with promises of a new album release in September. The new album will be called The F-Z of Pop, brought to us by original Bucks Fizz band members Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and their new recruit, Bobby McVay.
Their new single, Dancing in the Rain, made its debut yesterday morning on Radio 2, and is now available to stream online. You know you want to. The single has been produced by music legend, Mike Stock, who was the man behind classic pop tunes such as ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ and has worked with icons such as Rick Astley, Bananarama, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan. Basically, he is the king of cheese.
The return of Bucks Fizz… oops, sorry, the return of The Fizz (doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?) has sparked an onslaught of comments on the wonderful world of Twitter. Some people love the song. Some people hate it. Here’s a few of the funniest tweets so far.
How do you feel about Bucks Fizz reforming?
I can’t make my mind up… pic.twitter.com/n8w7WD1ZFs
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) August 1, 2017
— Gareth Windibank (@eightiespopkid) August 1, 2017
Bucks Fizz announced their comeback with a new album today. At least we won’t have to endure Bucks Fizz Glasto rumours next year #everycloud
— GlastoWatch (@GlastoWatch) August 1, 2017
What do you think of their new song?