Better Best Forgotten

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"Better Best Forgotten"
CD cover
Single by Steps
from the album Step One
B-side "Why?"
Released 8 March 1999
(UK & Netherlands)
Format CD Single, cassette single
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop,[1] dance-pop[2]
Length 3:42
Label Jive
Writer(s) Andrew Frampton & Pete Waterman
Producer(s) Mark Topham, Karl Twigg, Pete Waterman
Certification Gold
Steps singles chronology
"Heartbeat / Tragedy"
"Better Best Forgotten"
"Thank ABBA for the Music"

"Better Best Forgotten" is a song by London pop group Steps, released on 8 March 1999—only a month before the ABBA tribute single "Thank ABBA for the Music" was released. It is the final single to be taken from their debut album, Step One.

A stripped back ballad version of the track was performed during the 2012 Christmas with Steps tour. Better Best Forgotten features all three girls singing a verse each, with the boys joining in for the choruses.

Music video[edit]

The video has a watery-theme, and the group wear blue outfits. Group members Lee and H play with water pistols, and interfere with the girls' singing. During the video shoot, a glass wall collapsed on Faye Tozer.


Track listings[edit]


  1. Better Best Forgotten [Radio Edit] - 3:42
  2. Why? - 4:08
  3. Better Best Forgotten [W.I.P. '99 Cream of Manchester Mix] - 6:16


  1. Better Best Forgotten [Radio Edit] - 3:42
  2. Better Best Forgotten [Nip On The Dancefloor W.I.P. Mix] - 5:20
  3. Better Best Forgotten [Instrumental] - 3:42


  1. Better Best Forgotten [Radio Edit] - 3:42
  2. Why? - 4:08

Chart performance[edit]

Spending 17 weeks on the British charts, this single became the first single for Steps to fall off the charts and then re-enter. When it shot straight into the top five in March 1999, this song became the group's most successful single of 1999.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 20
Dutch Singles Chart 77
Irish Singles Chart 8
UK Singles Chart 2


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