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
Recorded 2002
Genre R&B, soul
Length 5:42 (album version)
7:12 (remix)
Label Jive Records
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Step in the Name of Love"
"Thoia Thoing"

"Step in the Name of Love" 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".

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)


Chart (2003) Peak
UK Singles Chart 14
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[1] 94
Chart (2004) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 78
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


  1. ^ a b "2003 Year End Charts – The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 

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