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Album: Step One (1997)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • STEPS was a dance pop quintet. Their music videos featured carefully choreographed dance steps, which were released along with their singles. This song attempted to cash in on the line dancing craze.
  • This song was written by Barry Upton and Steve Crosby, who also assembled the band. Upton was a one-time member of Brotherhood of Man.
  • Upton and Crosby selected the band members (Lisa Scott-Lee, Ian 'H' Watkins, Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans and Faye Tozer) from thousands who responded to an advert in The Stage magazine.
  • Producer Pete Waterman heard the band members perform this song at an audition. He thought it "sounded like a speeded up version of "I Should Be So Happy" and signed them up.
  • This song spent 17 weeks on the UK chart. It was the biggest selling song of the 1990s not to reach the Top 10. It topped the charts in Belgium.
  • STEPS had 14 UK Top 10 hits, including two #1s: "Heartbeat/Tragedy" and "Stomp." They split in December 2001. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
  • This song was used in the European video game Dancing Stage Euromix 2.

Comments: 1

  • Chris from SomewhereSteps has since reunited and as of 2018 has been working on new material and lots of touring.
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