‘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.
An R&B slow-jam wasn’t the obvious choice for a Backstreet Boys single, but ‘All I Have To Give’ gave the group yet another huge hit.
‘Overprotected’ marked Britney Spears’ first true emancipation from her girl-next-door persona as she rejected many of the values she’d previously embodied.
‘One Step At A Time’ was the third single from Jordin Sparks’ debut album and a textbook example of a good song that was elevated by a great singer.
‘Music Of My Heart’ saw one of America’s hottest boybands unite with a dancefloor diva to unleash…an adult-contemporary ballad.
‘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.
In one of the most ominous tales of foreboding in pop music, Britney Spears released ‘Lucky’ as the second single from her sophomore album in 2000.