One for Sorrow (song)

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"One for Sorrow"
One For Sorrow.jpg
Single by Steps
from the album Step One
B-side "Too Weak to Resist"
Released 31 August 1998
(UK & Netherlands)
1998
(Australia)
28 September 1998
(Germany)
3 August 1999
(U.S.)
Format Single
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Length 4:20
Label Jive Records
Zomba Records (Netherlands)
Songwriter(s) Mark Topham, Karl Twigg & Lance Ellington[1]
Producer(s) Mark Topham, Karl Twigg & Pete Waterman
Steps singles chronology
"Last Thing on My Mind"
(1998)
"One for Sorrow"
(1998)
"Heartbeat / Tragedy"
(1998)
"Last Thing on My Mind"
(1998)
"One for Sorrow"
(1998)
"Heartbeat / Tragedy"
(1998)

"One for Sorrow" is a song by Steps, which became the group's first single to make it to the Top 5 on the UK charts. Debuting at #2 (behind Manic Street Preachers' If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next) and spending 11 weeks on the British charts, this song firmly established Steps's intention to revive the ABBA sound, striking a considerable resemblance to The Winner Takes It All. A remixed version of this song became their debut US single in 1999 and also featured on the Drive Me Crazy film soundtrack.

The song reached number 2 in the UK Charts for a second time in 2001, following the groups disbanding.

Unlike Steps' previous single, "Last Thing on My Mind", which featured solo vocals by all three girls, Claire performs lead vocals of all of the verses, which are harmonised with Faye, before the entire band join for the chorus. It has since surfaced following the group's reformation in 2011, that after the single, tensions arose in the band due to Richards singing lead vocals on the single, therefore pushing the other four members to the background.

On July 29, 2015, Claire Richards premiered a new solo acoustic version of the track at an event celebrating Pete Waterman's career at the Royal Festival Hall.

Personnel[edit]

Track listings[edit]

CD1[edit]

  1. One For Sorrow - 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow [Instrumental] - 4:20
  3. Too Weak To Resist - 3:50

CD2[edit]

  1. One For Sorrow - 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow [W.I.P. Remix] - 6:53
  3. One For Sorrow [Acapella Mix] - 4:16

Cassette[edit]

  1. One For Sorrow - 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow [W.I.P. Remix] - 6:53

Australian CD single[edit]

LIBERATION/JIVE (MUSH01806.5)

  1. One For Sorrow 4:20
  2. One For Sorrow (W.I.P. Remix) 6:53
  3. One For Sorrow (Acappella Mix) 4:16

US CD Single[edit]

US Jive 01241-42590-2

  1. One For Sorrow (US Mix) - 3:30
  2. One For Sorrow (UK Mix) - 4:20

US 12" Promo[edit]

US JIVE JDJ-42590-2, 1999

a1. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Club) 8:37 a2. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran 7") 3:30

b1. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran's Extended Club) 8:12 b2. One For Sorrow (Original Version) 4:20

c1. One For Sorrow (Pimp Juice's Summer Fung 12") 6:28 c2. One For Sorrow (Pimp Juice's Acid Disco Dub) 6:51

d1. One For Sorrow (Soul Solution Extended Vocal Mix) 5:06 d2. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Instrumental) 8:37

US 12" Single[edit]

US Jive 01241-42589-1

a1. One For Sorrow (Tony Moran's Extended Club) 8:12 a2. One For Sorrow (Original Version) 4:20

b1. One For Sorrow (Soul Solution Extended Vocal Mix) 5:06 B2. One For Sorrow (Pimp Juice's Summer Fung 12") 6:28

Other Official Remixes[edit]

  • One For Sorrow (Japanese Radio Edit)
  • One For Sorrow (Pimp Juices Acid Disco Dub)
  • One For Sorrow (Pimp Juices Summer Fung Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Mix Edit)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Edit)
  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters Anthem Dub)
  • One For Sorrow (Soul Solution Extended Vocal Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Extended Club Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran 7" Remix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Club Mix)
  • One For Sorrow (Tony Moran Underground Club Instrumental)

Other Versions[edit]

  • One For Sorrow (Sleazesisters 2012 Remix)
  • One For Sorrow (Claire Acoustic Solo version)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Media Guide (2006). "Steptacular". Answers.com. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  2. ^ 1998 in British music#Top 40 Singles
  3. ^ "British single certifications – Steps – One for Sorrow". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 March 2017.  Enter One for Sorrow in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  4. ^ "Steps' Biggest Selling Singles revealed". Official Charts Company. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.