Steer (Missy Higgins song)

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The single cover to "Steer" featuring Higgins smiling on the right. Photograph was taken in Sydney.
Single by Missy Higgins
from the album On a Clear Night
  • "Steer"
  • "Dusty Road"
  • "The Battle"
  • "Leave a Note"
Released 14 April 2007
Format CD single
Digital download
Recorded Los Angeles, California, 2006
Genre Pop
Length 3:53
Label Eleven
Songwriter(s) Missy Higgins
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Missy Higgins singles chronology
"The Sound of White"
"Where I Stood"
"The Sound of White"
"Where I Stood"

"Steer" is the first single from Missy Higgins' second album, On a Clear Night. The song was released in Australia on 14 April 2007[1] and became #1 most added track in that same week. The CD single achieved the #1 spot on the Australian Singles Chart in the first week of its CD release. It is Higgins' second #1 single, her first being her debut single "Scar" from her first album The Sound of White.[2]

Higgins stated that the song was "about steers" and that she wrote it after overlooking the entire Southern Celestial Sphere from a bay in Western Australia.[3]

The song has a clean, upbeat feel with vocals that ascend into many high-pitched lyrics. It has instrument backings of acoustic guitar and drums.

The song is available to listen to at the website of Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph.[4]

In March 2007, Higgins gave fans the exclusive opportunity to pre-order a personally signed copy of her single 'Steer' via SMS.[5]

Track listing[edit]

The song has been released on the Australian iTunes Store, on which after a few days it had already broken into the top three singles.

  1. "Steer" - 3:53
  2. "Dusty Road" - 3:14
  3. "The Battle" - 2:17
  4. "Leave a Note" (Demo) - 3:43


Chart (2007) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[6] 1
End of Year Chart (2007)
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[7] 60


Preceded by
"Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
ARIA (Australia) number-one single
23 April 2007
Succeeded by
"Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne