The final Christmas chart battle of the millennium(!) saw Steps enter the fray with their take on a Kylie Minogue classic.
Coming off the back of a greatest hits collection and amid rumours of an impending split, Steps wouldn’t leave us with a ballad…would they?
Every pop act has to start somewhere, even if that place is techno-country line dancing. It’s time to begin, now count it in…
‘Stomp’ earned Steps a long overdue second #1 single, even if it wasn’t necessarily a song that showcased them at their very best.
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.
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.