Step Up (Darin song)

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"Step Up"
Darin-Step-Up.jpg
Single by Darin
from the album Darin
Released 7 September 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop, R&B, Dance
Length 3:07
Label Columbia/Sony BMG
Writer(s) RedOne, Darin, Bilal Hajji
Producer(s) RedOne
Darin singles chronology
"Why Does It Rain"
(2005)
"Step Up"
(2005)
"Who's That Girl"
(2005)

"Step Up" is the third single released by Swedish singer Darin. The song is taken from his second album, Darin. The song co-written by Darin with RedOne and Bilal Hajji enjoyed much success in Sweden where it charted for 26 weeks, debuting at number one.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video has a very R&B theme to it featuring Darin singing through a broken window in front of green strobe lights similar to that of Yeah! by U.S. singer Usher. Darin is seen with his dancers performing in front of a wall of graffiti in a basement style setting where there is also a crowded party with Darin being seen dancing in the crowd. In the video there is a wall with a picture of Darin painted on it, in front of which he is seen singing. The video is produced and directed by Mikedalica and Harakiri, and is featured on the DVD Tour Videos Interview.

Chart performance[edit]

The single debut on the official Swedish singles chart at number 1 and remained on the chart for 26 weeks in total. This is Darin's most successful single to date. The single has only been physically released in Sweden but has charted from digital sales at number 9 in Finland and is available to download as part of the album Darin in various countries around the world.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Step Up" 03:07
  2. "Step Up" (Instrumental) 03:07

Chart[edit]

Chart Providers Peak
position
Weeks On Charts Certification
Swedish Singles Charts[1] IFPI 1 26 Platinum
Finnish Singles Charts[2] IFPI 9 1

Notes[edit]

Step Up was heard playing in a club in episode 5 of the third series of UK comedy Benidorm on 30 October 2009. There is also an unofficial remix of the song mixed with the song Just a Lil Bit by rapper 50 Cent. The song also has been covered by German boy band US5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Darin&titel=Step+Up&cat=s
  2. ^ http://www.finnishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Darin&titel=Step+Up&cat=s

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