‘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.
‘Sweet Lies’ is the epitome of a pleasant pop song that didn’t ever sound like it would trouble the charts.
‘All Out Of Love’ saw H & Claire come full-circle as they released one of the best songs that Steps never recorded.
‘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.
‘Can’t Say Goodbye’ was as much a statement of defiance for Pop! as it was a familiar tale of disco-heartbreak.
‘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.
Pop!’s third – and final – single ‘Serious’ saw the group go out on top. Or, as close to the top as they were ever going to get.
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.
‘When I Said Goodbye’ saw Steps fulfil the obligation that every pop act must release a ballad once per album – even if no-one really wanted them to.