Steppin Up

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"Steppin Up"
M.I.A. - Steppin Up.jpg
Single by M.I.A.
from the album Maya
B-side "Meds and Feds"
Released 16 June 2010 (2010-06-16)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 4:01
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Rusko
M.I.A. singles chronology
"XXXO"
(2010)
"Steppin Up"
(2010)
"Teqkilla"
(2010)

"XXXO"
(2010)
"Steppin Up"
(2010)
"Teqkilla"
(2010)

"Steppin Up" is a song by British recording artist M.I.A. from her third studio album, Maya (2010). The track was written by Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam, Rusko and Switch, and produced by Rusko. The song was self-released worldwide as a digital download, under license to XL Recordings and N.E.E.T. Recordings, on 16 June 2010,[2] as the third single from the album. A different version of the song later appeared on the Vicki Leekx mixtape under a slightly altered title.[3] The song was performed during the Maya Tour in 2010 and 2011. No music video has been made for the single. The track received mixed[4][5] to positive reviews from music critics.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
  1. "Steppin Up" – 4:01
12" vinyl single[9]
A. "Steppin Up"
B. "Meds and Feds"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (Billboard)[10] 36

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 16 June 2010 Digital download, streaming XL Recordings, N.E.E.T. Recordings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saba, Michael (12 July 2010). "M.I.A. : /\/\ /\ Y /\". Paste. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "M.I.A. DEBUTS NEW SONG 'STEPPIN' UP' ON BLOG". MTV. June 16, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ Schiller, Mike (21 January 2011). "M.I.A.: ViCKi LEEKX". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Matthew Perpetua (July 12, 2010). "M.I.A.: / \ / \ / \ Y / \ Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Track by Track: M.I.A.'s // / Y / - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music." www.factmag.com. June 23, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Rob Harvilla (July 13, 2010). "M.I.A. Is Mad at You". www.villagevoice.com. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ Empire, Kitty (11 July 2010). "MIA: Maya | CD review | Music". The Observer. London: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Steppin Up - Single". iTunes. June 15, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "M.I.A. (2) - Steppin Up & Meds And Feds (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  10. ^ "M.I.A. - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26.