Last Thing on My Mind

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This article is about the Bananarama song later covered by Steps. For other songs of this name, see Last Thing on My Mind (disambiguation).
"Last Thing on My Mind"
Single by Bananarama
from the album Please Yourself
Released November 1992
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Recorded August 1991
Genre Pop, dance
Length 3:34
Label London Records
Writer(s) Sara Dallin
Keren Woodward
Mike Stock
Pete Waterman
Producer(s) Mike Stock, Pete Waterman
Bananarama singles chronology
"Movin' On"
(1992)
"Last Thing on My Mind"
(1992)
"More, More, More"
(1993)

"Last Thing on My Mind" is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. The song is featured on their album Please Yourself and was released as the album's second single in the UK in 1992. It was produced by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman, two-thirds of the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio. Pete Waterman said in 2002 the song was influenced by Mozart.[1] The single met with little success, peaking at number seventy-one in the UK singles chart. However, the song later became a hit when a cover by the band Steps was released as a single in 1998.

Music video[edit]

The music video features the two girls dressed in suits, ties, and gloves as they meet in a high-class European cafe where they chat, giggle, and whisper into each other's ears. These scenes are intercut with scenes of each of the girls being caressed or hugging a male companion in an upscale bedroom. The video ends with the two girls leaving together in a limousine. There is a lesbian subtext to the storyline due to the intimacy between the girls, their masculine outfits, and the ending with the two girls leaning against each other without their male partners.

Remixes[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Last Thing on My Mind" (7" Mix) - (3:35)
  2. "Another Lover" - (3:31)
UK CD 1 single
  1. "Last Thing on My Mind" (7" Mix) - (3:35)
  2. "Another Lover" - (3:31)
  3. "Venus" (Extended) - (7:25)
  4. "I Heard a Rumour" (Horoscope Mix) - (5:53)
UK CD 2 single
  1. "Last Thing on My Mind" (7" Mix) - (3:35)
  2. "Last Thing on My Mind" (FXTC Dub) - (8:15)
    Remixed by CJ Mackintosh
  3. "Last Thing on My Mind" (Tone Tone Mix) - (5:38)
    Remixed by Tony Humphries
  4. "Last Thing on My Mind" (Hi-NRG Mix) - (6:00)
    Remixed by Stock & Waterman
  5. "Last Thing on My Mind" (Tone's Instrumental) - (5:32)
    Remixed by Tony Humphries

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 71
Dutch Singles chart 47

Steps version [edit]

"Last Thing on My Mind"
Single by Steps
from the album Step One
Released April 6, 1998
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Europop, Eurodance
Length 3:05
Label Jive Records
Writer(s) Sara Dallin
Keren Woodward
Mike Stock
Pete Waterman
Producer(s) Pete Waterman
Steps singles chronology
"5,6,7,8"
(1997)
"Last Thing on My Mind"
(1998)
"One for Sorrow"
(1998)

"Last Thing on My Mind" was covered by English pop group Steps in 1997. Produced by Pete Waterman and released as the second single from their album Step One, their version fared much better, hitting number six in the UK, number five in Australia and number one in Belgium.

The two main verses are performed by Faye and Claire, respectively, whilst Lisa performs the bridge, after the instrumental. The chorus is performed by the entire group, and the song features no solo male voice.

The music video, which was filmed in Cuba, features Lee picking up all the band members in his convertible. When they sing the chorus, each member is singing a scene is similar to ABBA's Mamma Mia.

Track listings[edit]

CD1[edit]

  1. Last Thing on My Mind [Radio Edit] - 3:04
  2. Last Thing on My Mind (Wip't Up In The Disco Mix) - 5:39
  3. A Love To Last - 3:42
  4. Last Thing on My Mind [Instrumental] - 3:01

CD2[edit]

  1. Last Thing on My Mind [Radio Edit] - 3:04
  2. 5,6,7,8 [Radio Edit] - 3:22
  3. A Love To Last - 3:42
  4. Last Thing on My Mind [Instrumental] - 3:01

Cassette[edit]

  1. Last Thing on My Mind [Radio Edit] - 3:04
  2. A Love To Last - 3:42

Other Remixes[edit]

Last Thing On My Mind (Wip't UP The Disco Mix Instrumental) - Featured on "Love's Got A Hold On My Heart" single.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 5
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 1
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 16
Dutch Singles Chart 13
French Singles Chart 30
Irish Singles Chart 11
New Zealand Singles Chart 24
Swedish Singles Chart 59
UK Singles Chart 6

End-of-year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1998) Position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 18
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[3] 5
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 87
Preceded by
"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) number one single
May 23, 1998 - August 1, 1998 (10 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras Michel featuring Mýa & Ol' Dirty Bastard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pop mogul 'inspired by classics'". BBC News. 7 October 2002. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  2. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1998". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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