Steps discography

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Steps discography
Releases
Studio albums 4
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 5
EPs 1
Singles 16
Video albums 6
Music videos 24

The discography of British pop group Steps, contains four studio albums, four compilation albums and twenty one singles.

Steps' debut single, "5,6,7,8" was released in 1997 and reached number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart and the track remains one of the highest selling singles never to reach the top 10 on the UK chart. Second single "Last Thing on My Mind" became their first UK top ten peaking at number six. "One for Sorrow", the next single, peaked at number two and was followed by their debut album, Step One, which debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and went on to become certified 5× Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The next single release was a double A-side "Heartbeat" / "Tragedy" released in November 1998 and peaked at number one in January 1999. The success of "Heartbeat"/"Tragedy" led to the release of the group's next single, "Better Best Forgotten" to be delayed by almost two months, but then peaked at number two. In July 1999, Steps released the first single from their next album, "Love's Got a Hold on My Heart" which was another number two hit in the UK. The group then released their second album, Steptacular, which peaked at number one and was eventually certified 4× Platinum. The group's follow-up singles "After the Love Has Gone", "Say You'll Be Mine" / "Better the Devil You Know", "Deeper Shade of Blue" and "When I Said Goodbye" / "Summer of Love" continued their top five run. In October 2000, Steps released their third album Buzz, another UK number one. Its lead single was "Stomp", their second number one single. The following single "It's the Way You Make Me Feel", reached number two and "Here and Now" / "You'll Be Sorry" peaked at number four.

The group then released a greatest hits album in 2001. "Chain Reaction", a cover of the popular Diana Ross song, was released as the first single from Gold: Greatest Hits and was another UK number two. The second single, "Words Are Not Enough / I Know Him So Well", was another top five hit and became the final single from the group. They announced their split on Boxing Day 2001. The group's record company, Jive Records released a remix and B-side compilation in 2002, The Last Dance, which featured remixes of previous tracks. This album peaked at number fifty-seven in the UK. Steps reformed in May 2011 and released The Ultimate Collection in October. It debuted at number one in the UK. A box set, The Platinum Collection was set to be released on 28 November 2011; however, it was postponed to 13 February 2012. On 30 April 2012, The Ultimate Collection: Tour Edition was released. It features two discs, with the additional disc featuring the songs in karaoke style. All the songs apart from "Chain Reaction" and "I Know Him So Well" feature a backing track sung by Faye, Lisa, Claire, H and Lee. Also in April, a live album called Steps: Live! 2012 was released as part of the group's 2012 tour. It was only available to purchase at venues where the group performed. All of the songs performed are on the live album. The official video for "Light Up the World" is the performance on This Morning.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL (Fla)
[3]
IRE
[4]
JPN
[5]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
US
[9]
Step One
  • Released: 11 September 1998
  • Label: Jive (#0519112)
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2 5 1 19 33 6 46 79
Steptacular
  • Released: 25 October 1999
  • Label: Jive (#0519442)
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1 25 2 32 25 46
  • UK: 4× Platinum[10]
  • BEL: Platinum[15]
Buzz
  • Released: 25 October 2000
  • Label: Jive (#9201172)
  • Formats: CD, cassette
4 11 23 53
  • UK: 2× Platinum[10]
Light Up the World 32
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
IRE
[4]
JPN
[5]
NZ
[7]
Gold: Greatest Hits
  • Released: 15 October 2001
  • Label: Jive (#9201412)
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1 1 92 17
  • UK: 4× Platinum[10]
The Last Dance
  • Released: 25 November 2002
  • Label: Jive (#9201522)
  • Formats: CD, cassette
57
Step One/Steptacular
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: 10 October 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 13
The Platinum Collection
  • Released: 13 February 2012
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Say You'll Be Mine – Hit Singles
  • Released: 23 Mar 2000 (Japan only)
  • Label: Avex Inc.
  • Formats: CD

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live! 2012
  • Released: 9 July 2012
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2][16]
BEL (Fla)
[3]
IRE
[4][17]
NLD
[18]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
US Dance
[19]
"5,6,7,8" 1997 14 1 2 27 2 17 Step One
"Last Thing on My Mind" 1998 6 5 1 11 13 24 59
"One for Sorrow" 2 34 1 4 28 13 34 38
"Heartbeat / Tragedy" 1 10 8 2 24 1 4 Step One / Steptacular
"Better Best Forgotten" 1999 2 20 8 77 Step One
"Love's Got a Hold on My Heart" 2 29 14 9 58 18 Steptacular
"After the Love Has Gone" 5 47 13 18 63
"Say You'll Be Mine /
Better the Devil You Know"
4 21 42 13 47
"Deeper Shade of Blue" 2000 4 36 24
"When I Said Goodbye /
Summer of Love
"
5 18 Steptacular / Buzz
"Stomp" 1 25 17 Buzz
"It's the Way You Make Me Feel" 2001 2 32 8
"Here and Now / You'll Be Sorry" 4 71 23
"Chain Reaction" 2 41 8 Gold: Greatest Hits
"Words Are Not Enough /
I Know Him So Well"
5 21
"Light Up the World" 2012 82 Light Up the World

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL (Fla)
[3]
IRE
[17]
NLD
[18]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(Steps, Cleopatra, Tina Cousins, Billie Piper & B*Witched)
1999 4 9 23 5 14 6 8 ABBAmania

Video albums[edit]

Year Details
1998 Steps: The Video
  • Released: 30 November 1998
  • Formats: VCD, VHS
1999 The Next Step Live
  • Released: 29 November 1999
  • Formats: VCD, VHS
2000 live@wembley.2000
  • Released: 30 October 2000
  • Formats: VCD, VHS
2001 Gold: Greatest Hits
  • Released: 15 October 2001
  • Formats: DVD, VCD, VHS
2002 The End of the Road
  • Released: 25 November 2002
  • Formats: DVD, VCD, VHS
2012 Steps: The Ultimate Tour Live
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Director
"5, 6, 7, 8" 1997 Phil Griffin
"Last Thing on My Mind" 1998
"One for Sorrow" David Amphlett
"Heartbeat"
"Tragedy"
"Better Best Forgotten" 1999
"Thank ABBA for the Music" Live performance from the 1999 Brit Awards
"Love's Got a Hold on My Heart" Dani Jacobs
"After the Love Has Gone" Camerson Casey & Simon Brand
"One for Sorrow" (US version/Tony Moran Remix) Gustavo Garzon
"Say You'll Be Mine" David Amphlett
"Better the Devil You Know" (live) Julie Knowles
"Deeper Shade of Blue" 2000 The New Renaissance
"When I Said Goodbye" Simon Brand
"Summer of Love" Terence O'Connor & Marek Losey
"Stomp" David Amphlett
"It's the Way You Make Me Feel"
"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" Live performance from Motown Mania
"Here and Now" 2001 Marek Losey
"You'll Be Sorry"
"Chain Reaction" Patrick Kiely
"Words Are Not Enough"
"I Know Him So Well" Live performance from ABBAmania
"Light Up the World" 2012 Live performance from This Morning

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
1998 "Especially for You"
(with Denise van Outen and Johnny Vaughan)
Non-album song
1999 "Lay All Your Love on Me" ABBAmania
2000 "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" Motown Mania
"Merry X-Mas Everybody" Platinum Christmas
2001 "Happy Go Lucky" The Princess Diaries
2012
"It May Be Winter Outside" Light Up the World

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