The arrival of Britney Spears saw Ellie Campbell’s second single, ‘So Many Ways’ suddenly take her in an entirely new direction.
Glenn Ball is here to spill the tea on working with Pete Waterman, that long-lost Pop! album and his incredible dancing career.
‘Can’t Say Goodbye’ was as much a statement of defiance for Pop! as it was a familiar tale of disco-heartbreak.
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.
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.
Mining the Bee Gees back-catalogue for a hit had worked well for many groups in the late ’90s. So, what could possibly go wrong for One True Voice?
‘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.
By mid-2003, Girls Aloud had racked up a hit single and album. One True Voice on the other hand, well…they had ‘Shakespeare’s (Way With) Words’
‘Last Thing On My Mind’ arguably lay the first stone for Steps to become a serious pop act – well, as serious as they were ever going to get.