With Christmas fast approaching, ’90s pop music tradition dictated that it was finally time for Steps to release a ballad.
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?
‘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.
In 2005, Lisa Scott-Lee did a deal with the reality-TV devil and landed herself a show on MTV…but it came at a high price.
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.
When Lisa Scott-Lee stepped back into the spotlight with her debut single ‘Lately’, it looked for a moment like she might well have the last laugh.