Step by Step (Eddie Rabbitt album)

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Step by Step
Eddie Rabbitt - Step by Step.jpg
Studio album by Eddie Rabbitt
Released July 31, 1981
Genre Country
Length 33:28
Label Elektra (original label); Liberty
Producer Even Stevens
Eddie Rabbitt chronology
Step by Step
Radio Romance
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 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. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Early in the Mornin" Eddie Rabbitt, David Malloy 2:19
2. "Bring Back the Sunshine" Rabbitt, Even Stevens 3:33
3. "Skip a Beat" Rabbitt, Stevens, Larry Byrom, Malloy 3:15
4. "Dim Dim the Lights" Malloy, Stevens, Rabbitt 2:49
5. "Rivers" Rabbitt, Byrom, Malloy, Stevens 2:46
6. "Step by Step" Rabbitt, Stevens, Malloy 3:41
7. "Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight" Rabbitt, Malloy, Stevens 3:28
8. "I Don't Know Where to Start" Thom Schuyler 3:26
9. "Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby" Rabbitt 5:01
10. "My Only Wish" Rabbitt, Stevens, Malloy 3:07

Chart performance[edit]


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


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


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

Without Even Stevens this album would never have come together.

Preceded by
Feels So Right by Alabama
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 26 - October 10, 1981
Succeeded by
There's No Gettin' Over Me by Ronnie Milsap


  1. ^ Step by Step at AllMusic