Step by Step (Eddie Rabbitt album)

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Step by Step
Eddie Rabbitt - Step by Step.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 31, 1981
GenreCountry
Length33:28
LabelElektra (original label); Liberty
ProducerDavid Malloy
Eddie Rabbitt chronology
Horizon
(1980)
Step by Step
(1981)
Radio Romance
(1982)
Singles from Step by Step
  1. "Step by Step"
    Released: July 1981
  2. "Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"
    Released: November 1981
  3. "I Don't Know Where to Start"
    Released: April 10, 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Step by Step is the seventh studio album by country artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was originally released in 1981 under the Elektra Records label but the rights to the album were later sold to Liberty Records. The album continued the crossover success established in the singer's two previous albums. Three singles were produced including the title track, which went to number one on country charts and reached the top 5 on both the Adult Contemporary and Billboard 100 charts. "Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight" also reached number one on country charts and made the top 15 on the other two. "I Don't Know Where to Start" peaked at two and nine on the country and adult contemporary charts, respectively.

Like Horizon, Step by Step reached number one on country album charts and ultimately achieved gold status. Allmusic retrospectively gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Early in the Mornin"Eddie Rabbitt, David Malloy2:19
2."Bring Back the Sunshine"Rabbitt, Even Stevens3:33
3."Skip a Beat"Rabbitt, Stevens, Larry Byrom, Malloy3:15
4."Dim Dim the Lights"Malloy, Stevens, Rabbitt2:49
5."Rivers"Rabbitt, Byrom, Malloy, Stevens2:46
6."Step by Step"Rabbitt, Stevens, Malloy3:41
7."Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"Rabbitt, Malloy, Stevens3:28
8."I Don't Know Where to Start"Thom Schuyler3:26
9."Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby"Rabbitt5:01
10."My Only Wish"Rabbitt, Stevens, Malloy3:07

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 23

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN CAN AC
1981 "Step by Step" 1 5 3 1 23 2
"Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight" 1 15 10 4
1982 "I Don't Know Where to Start" 2 35 9 13

Personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Rabbitt: Lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Larry Byrom: electric guitar
  • David Hungate, Don Barrett: bass guitar
  • Randy McCormick: Keyboards, Synthesizer String Arrangements
  • James Stroud: Drums, percussion

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