It might have been a little late to the party, but ‘Summer Of Love’ still managed to put a uniquely Steps-twist on the Latin-pop craze.
‘Here and Now’ was very much the silver lining to an ominous cloud that was starting to gather over Steps.
‘After The Love Has Gone’ saw Steps draw on one of their biggest hits and give it a very Oriental twist.
The release of ‘One For Sorrow (Tony Moran US Remix)’ in 2001 saw the Steps story come full-circle as the track once again peaked at #2.
‘Half A Heart’ saw H & Claire take a swift change of direction for their second single as a newly-formed duo.
As the lead single from Steps’ second album, ‘Love’s Got A Hold On My Heart’ was a risk-averse, but very welcome return for the group.
‘You’ll Be Sorry’ saw Steps hit back with a massive ‘f**k you’ (and a brilliant B-side) after years on the receiving end of heartbreak.
‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’ was a watershed moment for Steps, marking a significant shift in their sound and thrusting them in a bold new direction.
‘Better Best Forgotten’ allowed Steps to consolidate their identity as a chart-topping success, while hurriedly recording a new album.
‘Say You’ll Be Mine’ is a significant – yet oft-overlooked – curio from Steps, as their first single to feature every member of the group on lead vocals.
‘Chain Reaction’ took all the core Steps elements and shoved a rocket up their arse, resulting in one of the group’s most brilliant – and bonkers – moments.
Steps released their third single in the summer of 1998. And just like that, ‘One For Sorrow’ was the moment everything fell into place for the group.