Stomp (Steps song)

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Single by Steps
from the album Buzz
B-side "Tragedy" (W.I.P. Reception Mix)

16 October 2000 (UK)
5 March 2001 (Australia)

2001 (Japan & Europe)
Format CD single & cassette
Recorded 2000
Genre Pop, disco
Length 3:22
Label Jive Records
Songwriter(s) Mark Topham, Karl Twigg and Rita Campbell
Producer(s) Mark Topham, Karl Twigg and Waterman
Steps singles chronology
"When I Said Goodbye / Summer of Love"
"It's the Way You Make Me Feel"
"When I Said Goodbye / Summer of Love"
"It's the Way You Make Me Feel"
Buzz track listing
"Better the Devil You Know"
"Summer of Love"
Alternative cover

"Stomp" is a song by Steps, released as a single, which became the group's second and last single to hit No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] Debuting at No. 1 in October 2000 and spending 11 weeks on the UK chart, this track was later released in Australia, Japan, and Europe. The song features (with minor alterations in key and modulation) an orchestral riff from "Everybody Dance", released by Chic in 1978. Claire, Faye, Lisa and H sing lead vocals.

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed in Chiswick[citation needed] and features group members Lisa and H looking after a penthouse apartment while the owner Bill (Dave Legeno) is away on business. They, and the other group members, then throw a party for all their friends, but struggle to tidy up before the owner returns. Lee Latchford-Evans rides a Honda CBR 600 FX/Y to the party.

Track listings and formats[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Stomp".

# Title Time
UK CD single
1. "Stomp" 3:22
2. "Stomp" (W.I.P. Mix) 6:08
3. "Tragedy" (W.I.P. Reception Mix] 6:57
UK cassette single
1. "Stomp" 3:22
2. "Tragedy" (W.I.P. Reception Mix] 6:57
  • Australian CD Single [2000] JIVE/EBUL
  1. Stomp (3:22)
  2. Stomp (W.I.P. Remix) (6:08)
  3. Stomp (Stomp'n Remix) (5:33)
  4. Tragedy (W.I.P. Reception Mix) (6:57)
  • Japanese CD Single [2001] ZOMBA
  1. Stomp (Album Version) (3:20)
  2. Stomp (W.I.P. Mix) (6:08)
  3. Tragedy (W.I.P. Reception Mix) (6:57)
  4. Stomp (Dance☆Man's Cosmic Funk Mix) (4:29)

Remixes & Versions[edit]

  • Stomp (Dance☆Man's Cosmic Funk Mix)
  • Stomp (Stomp'n Remix)
  • Stomp (WIP Remix)

Credits and personnel[edit]

A-side: "Stomp"[edit]

  • Recorded at PWL Studios, Manchester in 2000
  • Mixed at PWL Studios, Manchester
  • Mastered at Transfermation Studios, London
  • Lead vocals – Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Lisa Scott-Lee, Ian "H" Watkins
  • Background vocals – Lee Latchford-Evans
  • Songwriting – Mark Topham, Karl Twigg, Rita Campbell
  • Production – Mark Topham, Karl Twigg, Pete Waterman
  • Mixing – Tim Speight
  • Engineer – Tim Speight
  • Assistant Engineers – Roe and Dan
  • Keyboards – Karl Twigg
  • Guitar – Greg Bone
  • Bass – Ernie McCone, Mark Topham

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Buzz.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Less than 40,000 copies short of a silver certification, "Stomp" spent four weeks in the top 20, and fell off the UK Singles Chart in January 2001, when their latest release was released.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 25
Irish Singles Chart 17
UK Singles Chart[1] 1
Preceded by
"Beautiful Day" by U2
UK number-one single
22 October 2000 – 29 October 2000 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Holler" / "Let Love Lead the Way" by Spice Girls

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 652. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Buzz (Liner notes). Steps. Jive Records, EBUL. 2000. 0519112. 

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