Love's Got a Hold on My Heart

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"Love's Got a Hold on My Heart"
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Single by Steps
from the album Steptacular
B-side "To Be Your Hero"
Released 12 July 1999
(UK & Netherlands)
2 August 1999
(Australia, Germany, Scandinavia)
22 September 1999
(Japan)
1999
(Republic of China)
Format CD Single, cassette
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop
Length 3:19
Label Jive Records
Writer(s) Andrew Frampton
Pete Waterman
Producer(s) Andrew Frampton
Pete Waterman
Steps singles chronology
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Love's Got a Hold on My Heart"
(1999)
"After the Love Has Gone"
(1999)

"Love's Got a Hold on My Heart" is a song by Steps, which became a hit in the United Kingdom. It was the lead single to be taken from the band's second album "Steptacular".

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the song was originally written in 1991 by Pete Waterman and remained unrecorded until given to Steps 8 years later. The song features Faye and Claire on lead vocals.

Music video[edit]

The video, shot in Cannes in the South of France, was directed by Dani Jacobs. The main plot sees the group chase a man who has stolen the film reel for the fictitious "Steps: The Movie, intercut with clips of the band performing the dance routine on a jetty (dressed in yellow outfits) ".

Personnel[edit]

Track listings[edit]

CD1[edit]

  1. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart – 3:19
  2. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart [W.I.P. Off the Wall Mix] – 6:12
  3. To Be Your Hero – 3:49

CD2[edit]

  1. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart – 3:19
  2. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart [Instrumental] – 3:20
  3. Last Thing on My Mind [Wip't Up In The Disco Mix Instrumental] – 5:41

Cassette[edit]

  1. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart – 3:19
  2. To Be Your Hero – 3:49

Australian CD Single[edit]

JIVE RECORDS

  1. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart 3:19
  2. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart (W.I.P. Off The Wall Mix) 6:12
  3. To Be Your Hero 3:49
  4. Last Thing On My Mind (Wip't UP The Disco Mix Instrumental) 5:41
  5. Love's Got A Hold On My Heart (Instrumental) 3:20

Chart performance[edit]

The single narrowly missed out the #1 spot, losing out to Latin pop singer Ricky Martin who spent a second week at the top with Livin' La Vida Loca. Spending 12 weeks on the British charts, this single is the group's only single to fall off the charts for two consecutive weeks and then re-enter.

The single achieved some international success, peaking at #9 in Finland, #18 in New Zealand and #29 in Australia.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 18 July 1999 - 24 July 1999". Official Charts Company (UK). Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "British single certifications – Steps – Love's Got a Hold on My Heart". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Love's Got a Hold on My Heart in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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