Step in the Name of Love

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"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album Chocolate Factory
Released October 16, 2003
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre R&B, soul
Length 5:42 (album version)
7:12 (remix)
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Snake"
(2003)
"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)"
(2003)
"Thoia Thoing"
(2004)
Chocolate Factory track listing

"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)" is the title of a hit song by R&B singer R. Kelly. Taken from the 2003 album Chocolate Factory, the song became the tenth single from Kelly (and the final one to date) to reach #1 on the R&B chart, particularly on the strength of the song's remix. It also peaked at number nine on the pop charts on December 2, 2003. The original "Step in the Name of Love", which is on the unreleased 2002 album "Loveland" as well as the Chocolate Factory album, described a dance style initially created in Chicago called "stepping". That dance, and the music associated with it, was heavily featured on disc one of his 2004 double album, "Happy People/U Saved Me". The song became an impromptu "anthem" for steppers and the dance. In the UK, the song was a double A-side with "Thoia Thoing".

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Little X.[1]

Legacy[edit]

"Step in the Name of Love (Remix)" took 43 weeks to reach number one on the R&B/Hip Hop chart, making it the longest trip to number one in the chart's history. The song has spent 70 weeks on the same chart and is one of the songs that has spend most weeks on that chart.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Step in the Name of Love" (Remix) (Radio Edit)
  2. "Thoia Thong" (Album Version)
  3. "Thoia Thong" (Silk & Peoples Choice Remix)
  4. "Step in the Name of Love" (Remix) (Enhanced Video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 14
Belgium Single Chart 47
German Single Chart 69
Dutch Single Chart 48
Swiss Single Chart 83
US Billboard Hot 100 9
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 94
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 25
Chart (2004) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 78
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[4] 22
Preceded by
"Stand Up" by Ludacris featuring Shawnna
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
December 6, 2003 - December 13, 2003
Succeeded by
"You Don't Know My Name" by Alicia Keys

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