Step by Step (Eddie Rabbitt song)

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"Step by Step"
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Single by Eddie Rabbitt
from the album Step by Step
B-side "My Only Wish"
Released July 1981
Format 7"


Soft Rock
Length 3:41
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Eddie Rabbitt, David Malloy, Even Stevens
Producer(s) David Malloy
Eddie Rabbitt singles chronology
"I Love a Rainy Night"
"Step by Step"
"Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"

"I Love a Rainy Night"
"Step by Step"
"Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"

"Step by Step" is a crossover song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released on July 1981 as the first single and title track from the album Step by Step. "Step by Step" was Rabbitt's ninth number one single on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of 11 weeks on the country chart.[1] It was written by Rabbitt, Even Stevens and David Malloy.


In the song, the narrator instructs a friend on how to attract the attentions of a woman to whom he's attracted, concluding the chorus with "step by step, you'll win her love".

"Step by Step" maintained Eddie Rabbitt's crossover appeal when the single made it to number five in the Top 40.[2]


Chart (1981) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 23


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 279. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 515. 
  3. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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