Step by Step (Eddie Rabbitt song)

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"Step by Step"
Single by Eddie Rabbitt
from the album Step by Step
B-side My Only Wish
Released July 1981
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:39
Label Elektra 45301
Writer(s) Eddie Rabbitt, David Malloy, Even Stevens
Producer(s) David Malloy
Eddie Rabbitt singles chronology
"I Love a Rainy Night"
"Step by Step"
"Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"

"Step by Step" is a crossover song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released on July 1981 as the first single and title track from the album Step by Step. "Step by Step" became Eddie Rabbitt's ninth number one single on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of 11 weeks on the country chart.[1] It was written by Rabbitt, Even Stevens and David Malloy.

In the song, the narrator instructs a friend on how to attract the attentions of a woman to whom he's attracted, concluding the chorus with "step by step, you'll win her love".

"Step by Step" maintained Eddie Rabbitt's crossover appeal when the single made it to number five in the Top 40.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 23


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 279. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 515. 

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Preceded by
"Party Time"
by T. G. Sheppard
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 17, 1981
Succeeded by
"Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)"
by Charley Pride
Preceded by
"Older Women"
by Ronnie McDowell
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 24, 1981