Another Step (Closer to You)
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|"Another Step (Closer to You)"|
|Single by Kim Wilde and Junior|
|from the album Another Step|
|B-side||"Hold Back" (Kim Wilde solo)|
|Released||16 March 1987|
|Genre||Pop rock, dance-rock|
|Length||3:23 (Album Version)
3:33 (7" Version)
|Writer(s)||Kim Wilde, Steve Byrd|
|Kim Wilde and Junior singles chronology|
Wilde co-wrote the song with Steve Byrd, who originally sang the male part on the demo. However, they decided the vocals would be better suited to someone with a more soulful voice and chose Giscombe. "Another Step" was not originally intended for release as a single; however, when trying to follow up "You Keep Me Hangin' On", producer Ricki Wilde decided that it was the best selection from the album, but needed remixing first. He kept the original vocals and a couple of the overdubs, but completely re-recorded the rest of the song.
It became another Top 10 hit for Wilde in the UK, peaking at #6.