Piece of the Action

Infobox Single
Name = Piece of the Action
Type = Single
Artist = Bucks Fizz
from Album = " Bucks Fizz"
B-side = "Took it to the Limit"


Released = 1981
Genre = Pop
Length = 3.33
Label = RCA Records
Writer = Andy Hill
Producer = Andy Hill
Certification = Silver
Last single = Making Your Mind Up
(1981)
This single = Piece of the Action
(1981)
Next single = One Of Those Nights
(1981)

Piece of the Action is the name of the 2nd single by pop group Bucks Fizz.It was released in May 1981 and reached number 12 in the UK charts. [ [http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=9413 Chartstats.com - Singles Chart details] ] This was a follow-up to the Eurovision Song Contest winner "Making Your Mind Up".
The song was written and produced by Andy Hill and featured on their first album, " Bucks Fizz". [ [http://www.raffem.com/BucksFizzRecords.htm#81/ Raffem.com - Bucks Fizz Discography] ]

The song concerns a man who is desperate to gain the attention of a woman to be a part of her exciting life. [ [http://www.bucksfizzlyrics.kit.net/bucksfizzalbum.htm Piece of the Action lyrics] ] The Promotional Video of the song features the group in a variety of outfits and performing the routine in a night club-like setting. [ [http://www.bucksfizzearlyyears.co.uk/pieceaction.htm bucksfizzearlyyears.co.uk - video shots] ]

"Piece of the Action" was covered by the Bay City Rollers in 1983 as a Japanese-only single release. [ [http://www.baycityrollers.de/bcrs.htm Bay City Rollers Discography] ]

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