One for Sorrow (song)

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"One for Sorrow"
Single by Steps
from the album Step One
B-side "Too Weak to Resist"
Released 31 August 1998
(UK & Netherlands)
1998
(Australia)
28 September 1998
(Germany)
3 August 1999
(U.S.)
Format Single
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Length 4:20
Label Jive Records
Zomba Records (Netherlands)
Writer(s) Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Mark Topham, Karl Twigg & Lance Ellington[1]
Producer(s) Mark Topham, Karl Twigg & Pete Waterman
Certification Gold
Steps singles chronology
"Last Thing on My Mind"
(1998)
"One for Sorrow"
(1998)
"Heartbeat / Tragedy"
(1998)

"One for Sorrow" is a song by Steps, which became the group's first single to make it to the Top 5 on the UK charts. Debuting at #2 and spending 11 weeks on the British charts, this song firmly established Steps's intention to revive the ABBA sound, striking a considerable resemblance to The Winner Takes It All. A remixed version of this song became their debut US single in 1999 and also featured on the Drive Me Crazy film soundtrack.

Unlike Steps' previous single, "Last Thing on My Mind", which featured solo vocals by all three girls, Claire performs lead vocals of all of the verses, which are harmonised with Faye, before the entire band join for the chorus. It has since surfaced following the groups reformation in 2011, that after the single, tensions arose in the band due to Richards singing lead vocals on the single, therefore pushing the other four members to the background.

Track listings[edit]

CD1[edit]

  1. One For Sorrow - 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow [Instrumental] - 4:20
  3. Too Weak To Resist - 3:50

CD2[edit]

  1. One For Sorrow - 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow [W.I.P. Remix] - 6:53
  3. One For Sorrow [Acapella Mix] - 4:16

Cassette[edit]

  1. One For Sorrow - 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow [W.I.P. Remix] - 6:53

Australian CD single[edit]

LIBERATION/JIVE (MUSH01806.5)

  1. One For Sorrow 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow (W.I.P. Remix) 6:53
  3. One For Sorrow (Acappella Mix) 4:16

US Promo[edit]

US JIVE JDJ-42590-2, 1999

a1. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Club) 8:37

a2. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran 7") 3:30

b1. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran's Extended Club) 8:12

b2. One For Sorrow (Original Version) 4:20

c1. One For Sorrow (Pimp Juice's Summer Fung 12") 6:28

c2. One For Sorrow (Pimp Juice's Acid Disco Dub) 6:51

d1. One For Sorrow (Soul Solution Extended Vocal Mix) 5:06

c2. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Instrumental) 8:37

Other Remixes[edit]

  • One For Sorrow (Japanese Radio Edit)
  • One For Sorrow (Pimp Juices Acid Disco Dub)
  • One For Sorrow (Pimp Juices Summer Fung Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Mix Edit)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Edit)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Dub)
  • One For Sorrow (Soul Solution Extended Vocal Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Extended Club Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran 7" Remix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Club Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Club Instrumental)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 34
Belgium Singles Chart (Flanders) 1
Belgium Singles Chart (Wallonia) 40
Dutch Singles Chart 28
Irish Singles Chart 4
New Zealand Singles Chart 13
Swedish Singles Chart 34
UK Singles Chart 2
Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 38

End-of-year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1998) Position
UK Singles Chart[2] 32
Preceded by
"Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras Michel featuring Mýa & Ol' Dirty Bastard
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) number one single
5 September 1998 – 12 September 1998 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"We Like to Party" by Vengaboys

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Media Guide (2006). "Steptacular". Answers.com. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  2. ^ 1998 in British music#Top 40 Singles